She, her team and callaborators are focused on an interesting and important aspect of pain therapies discovery…finding ways to de-couple the benefits of opiate based pain medications from their current side-effects including constipation, respiratory suppression and addiction.
I am looking forward to drilling into the specifics of this important research.
I have featured Steve Stice and his team at ArunA Biomedical and UGA. They are pioneers in developing Embryonic Stem Cell Based Cultures and Assays for Drug Discovery and Basic Research. Given the importance of their work, I am commited to keeping my finger on the pulse of their advances and discoveries.
Here they isolate, and maintain in culture, neural progenitors demonstrating properties of these neural epithelial cells from WA09 human embryonic stem cells (hESCs):