5TH ANNUAL RALLY WILL BE HELD SEPT 22TH, 2012
5th ANNUAL RALLY FOR ALI
IN SEARCH OF A CURE FOR DIABETES
ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO HARVARD STEM CELL INSTITUTE
PICNIC FOR A CAUSE
KRAUSE’S GROVE, 2 Beach Road, Halfmoon, NY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM ~ RAIN OR SHINE
$30.00 per adult ticket at gate - $20.00 for children under 12
includes donation to Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
5 hour picnic with soda, beer, games, raffles, 50/50, live music
JAMBONE - THE BEAR BONES PROJECT - BLUE HAND LUKE
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY AWARD-WINNING IRISH STEP DANCER
GRACE CATHERINE MOMROW (Ali’s cousin)
Abundant food and dessert being served 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Those who wish to join a pre-picnic motorcycle cavalcade around the beautiful Tomhannock Reservoir in Ali’s honor will meet at the Troy Plaza on Hoosick Street at 10:00 A.M. for sign up and the cavalcade will kick off at 11:00 A.M. sharp.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Rally4Ali
For Further Information
For the Run, Wally Urzan
For the Picnic & Cause
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
In report published in the journal Lancet, doctors from the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research and Toranomon Hospital in Tokyo, urged authorities to take blood samples from the workers at risk of exposure to damaging levels of radiation.
The stem cells taken from these samples could be used in the treatment of certain diseases caused secondary to radioactive exposure.
The letter, written by a group of Japanese scientists led by Dr. Tetsuya Tanimoto, was published as teams are working in an extremely dangerous condition at the site of nuclear disaster to cool overheated fuel in the three damaged reactors and to remove irradiated water from the plant.
"The process to completely shut down the reactors is expected to take years. The risk of accidental radiation exposure will thus accumulate for the nuclear workers and banking of their PBSCs will become increasingly important," the scientists said.
The Japanese doctors called to mind that some workers received donated bone marrow transplants after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, and two Japanese nuclear workers got donated stem cell transplants after the 1999 accident.
They stressed that providing Fukushima workers with their own stem cells, instead of donated cells, would lead to lower rejection rates and subsequently better results.
Doctors complain that officials in the Japanese nuclear industry have refused to store the workers' PBSCs, saying this act may damage their reputation.
"The most important mission is to save the nuclear workers' lives and to protect the local communities," the scientists emphasized. "Such an approach would be the industry's best defense: if a fatal accident happened to the nuclear workers, the nuclear power industry of Japan would collapse."
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Scientists have used stem cells to grow a rudimentary eye in the laboratory in a landmark study that raises the prospect of creating tissues to treat blindness and tease apart how diseases can destroy eyesight.The Japanese team is the first to make significant progress in turning embryonic stem cells into an organ as complex as the eye.Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists describe how they used embryonic stem cells from mice to grow an “optic cup”, a structure that forms the retina and contains the light-sensitive cells and neurons needed to see properly.The work gives researchers hope for growing parts of the human eye to investigate the progression of devastating diseases that lead to blindness, and to screen for drugs that might slow or even reverse the conditions.It also raises the more distant prospect of creating banks of healthy retina cells to transplant into patients whose…