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Kidney disease, diabetes, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders. These are a few of the many afflictions that biomedical scientist and professor Mark Noble and his team at the University of Rochester Medical Center are most interested in navigating. But the navigation is just one part of the equation, another is making discoveries that could possibly alter the treatment of health conditions with no sufficient therapies. Noble’s work spans everything from stem cell biology and medicine to research on drug repurposing. And he says it’s all in an effort to make the world a better place.

As of now she’s the only candidate in the race for Rochester mayor with an actual platform. That’s according to mayoral candidate Rachel Barnhart. On this edition of Need to Know, Barnhart talks problems, priorities, and plans for Rochester if elected.

We're getting up-to-speed on stem cell research. The debate was raging a decade ago: embryonic vs. adult stem cells. Many local scientists pushed for more opportunity to gain access to embryonic stem cells, given the potential to attack disease. How is research progressing? What's next? Mark Noble, professor of genetics, neurology, and anatomy at URMC will deliver a presentation later this month at the Rochester Academy of Medicine titled, "My Child Does Not Have Time for Your Ethics!". He joins us in studio along with Richard Dees, ethicist at the University of Rochester.

Stem Cell Discovery Sets Science Community Abuzz

Jan 31, 2014
Kate O'Connell

The science community was buzzing this week with news of a breakthrough in stem cell research. Stem cells have the potential to transform into any tissue in the body, and are being explored as treatment options for trauma and degenerative diseases.

When we’re born, our cells are programmed to carry out a specific role. They automatically become muscle cells, skin cells, nerve cells, and that role can’t be changed.

URMC opens new Stem Cell facility

Dec 12, 2012
Innovation Trail's Kate O'Connell

A new facility in upstate New York is being touted as the ‘bridge’ from research to stem cell therapies that could potentially cure conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and spinal damage.

Housed at the University of Rochester, it’s the first facility of this magnitude in the region, and is available to academic and private-sector scientists from across the state.