NYU Langone Scientists Report Reliable and Highly Efficient Method for Making Stem Cells

Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found a way to boost dramatically the efficiency of the process for turning adult cells into so-called pluripotent stem cells by combining three well-known compounds, including vitamin C. “This big boost gives us an opportunity now to study stem cell programming mechanisms at high resolution,” says lead investigator, Matthias Stadtfeld, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology.  Read more...


NYU Langone Leads New Clinical Trial in U.S. to Evaluate Next Generation Transcatheter Valve

NYULMC researchers in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery announced they are co-leading a new clinical study evaluating the next-generation Medtronic CoreValve EvolutR System. The trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the novel investigational self-expanding valve used during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery. The first patient was implanted with the device this month.  Read more...