Posts tagged with: Research
If you live near Irvine, California you don't want to miss this incredible opportunity to meet and learn from a pioneer in stem cell research! Our awesome friends at The Roman Reed Foundation are hosting "An Evening with Dr. Hans Keirstead" at University of California, Irvine on Wednesday, October...Read More >>
Taking a step back. Looking at the big picture. Making sure our direction is sensible and methodical. That is why we chose a pre-clinical model as our next research focus.
Over the past two years, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) has taken a laser-guided missile approach to funding research,...Read More >>
We did it!
That's right, we ALL DID IT!
In just six months since launching the "$200K for SMA" fundraising challenge, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and FightSMA -- and all of our wonderful supporters -- not only raised $200,000 for gene therapy research -- we blew it out of the water! With...Read More >>
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A great "friend in the fight", the inspiring Don C. Reed and his equally inspiring son, Roman Reed, are on the front-lines battling once again in California to save funding for spinal cord injury research -- which, in turn, can benefit spinal...Read More >>
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The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity dedicated to ending Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic killer of infants and young children. As...Read More >>
We are so excited to announce the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) has granted $135,000 to two promising cure focused SMA research programs. We have been working on these for months -- since a certain really...
It is with great pleasure and mountains of hope that we sent this $25,000 grant to Dr. Hans Keirstead at University of California, Irvine on behalf of each and every single Facebook user that voted for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation in the first round of the $5M Chase Community Giving campaign. We... Read More >>
If you haven't done so recently, take a stroll over to UniteForTheCure.com to see what's going on! We are so excited that 11 inspiring "Uniters" are already on board and we'll be announcing additional families soon...
We started Unite For The Cure to motivate the SMA community to band together to... Read More >>
This is an urgent call to action for all families impacted by SMA. We need your help to make sure that the promising stem cell research program in California -- that has the very real potential to CURE SMA -- makes it to FDA approved human clinical trials. If we don't act as a community,...
I was planning to post about Dorothy Shuler and her extraordinary efforts when I read "Lucy's" post this morning. I am continually struck by the remarkable people in the SMA community -- a club I know we'd all rather not belong to, but nonetheless unites us on a very deep level forever. Dorothy...Read More >>
If you live in California please... Read More >>
I'm sure you can imagine my interest and delight in learning that Obama overturned Bush's strict limits on stem cell research today. In 2001, Bush limited federal funding to a very small number of stem cell lines in existence at the... Read More >>
Stem cells develop heartbeat
By: Molly Sheetz /The Daily Cardinal - February 13, 2009
UW-Madison researchers have discovered a way to convert stem cells developed from adult skin cells into functional heart-muscle tissue, a breakthrough that could change the way the... Read More >>
N.Y. Times - F.D.A. Approves A Stem Cell Trial
FINALLY!!! The initial human clinical trial will focus on spinal cord injuries, not SMA, but its results... Read More >>