Alzheimer’s: Mouse study may have uncovered drug that can prevent the disease

NCER Comments: One in 14 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease. This translates to 5.7 M in the US alone. There is no cure, only drug therapies that may lose their efficacy within months. Plaques are sticky deposits that build up in the brain and prevent communication between brain cells, leading to cognitive impairment. But three new protein, antibody and drug breakthroughs are on the cusp of changing everything.




2020 Was a Breakout Year for Crispr

NCER Comments:  Sickle Cell Anemia is a heritable disease that 1 in every 13 Black or African American babies possess when born. Red blood cells are abnormally shaped, so are unable to carry oxygen needed for all tissues and organs to survive. The average lifespan is only 40 years, but a new development using the CRISPR gene editing tool looks like a true cure.



2020 Was a Breakout

Breakthrough discovery could turn cancer into a treatable disease

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Cancer is the #2 killer in the US, with over 600,000 patients dying annually. Presently, there is no cure BUT… an old drug is being used in a new way to halt cancer from metastasis; and a new cancer vaccine is close to human trials.


Professor Michael Lisanti and Professor Federica Sotgia have made a discovery that could turn cancer into a treatable disease and …

Stem Cell Therapy: A Potential Crohn’s Disease Breakthrough?

NCER Comments: Inherited chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract is referred to as Crohn’s disease. Drug therapy only scratches the surface of the pain it inflicts. However, there is new hope! Researchers have used the patients own stem cells to substantially reduced symptoms.


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Louis A. Cona, MD

Medical Director | DVC Stem

Stem cell therapy may be a viable new treatment option for Crohn’s Disease. Studies have shown that stem cells may be able …