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Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
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​Marcus Foundation donates $38 million to establish brain institute in Colorado

The Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus gave the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus $38 million to improve its programs for military veterans and their families. The five-year commitment will go toward creating a Marcus Institute for Brain Health at CU Anschutz. The center will open this summer to serve veterans with traumatic brain injury and related psychological health issues. “Our intent is to build a network of healing for those who served our country and suffer the invisible...
Tags: Colorado, CU Anschutz, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Marcus Foundation, Bernie Marcus, Marcus Institute for Brain Health


CU Anschutz Medical Campus gets $38M gift for brain injury center

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora will soon open an institute dedicated to traumatic brain injury and mental health of veterans, thanks to a $38 million gift from The Marcus Foundation announced today. The Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation -- created by Bernard Marcus, retired co-founder of The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) -- committed the money over the next five years. The clinic will be named the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at CU Anschutz, campus officials said. It w...
Tags: Atlanta, HD, Aurora, CU Anschutz, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Marcus Foundation, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Bernard Marcus, Marcus Institute for Brain Health


New Georgia Tech research center launched to manufacture living cells for cell-based therapies

A $15.7 million grant from the Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation has helped launch a new Georgia Institute of Technology research center that will develop processes and techniques for ensuring the consistent, low-cost, large-scale manufacture of high-quality living cells used in cell-based therapies.
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