Healing with science

Dr. George Q. Daley, Dean of Harvard Medical School

22 Dec 2017

In the next 10-15 years we will see cures for… Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

  • Dr. Daley supervises a laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital researching stem cells and their role in development and disease.
  • The Daley laboratory investigates how stem cells contribute to blood development and regeneration to improve therapies for patients with malignant and genetic bone marrow disease.
  • While many of these diseases are rare, globally hundreds of thousands of patients suffer and die from these disorders every year.
  • Dr. Daley's team demonstrated the role of abnormal genes in blood cancer, prompting the development of a tailor-made chemotherapy drug.
  • They were the first to produce blood stem cells in a petri dish, potentially leading to therapies for disorders affecting other tissues or organs, such as degenerative brain diseases.

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