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Nova Southeastern University Announces that its NSU Cell Therapy Institute Publishes Key Findings in Three Leading Scientific Journals

NSU Scientific Leadership to Present at PBBG’s Age Reversal Breakfast       at Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:45 a.m.


JANUARY 8, 2016 - FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. Nova Southeastern University (NSU) today announced that leading researchers from the NSU Cell Therapy Institute have recently had three articles published in important peer-review scientific journals covering key discoveries and findings in the areas of cancer immunotherapy and stem cell research.  The NSU Cell Therapy Institute is an international collaboration with prominent medical research scientists from Sweden’s world-renowned Karolinska Institutet (KI).  KI is globally recognized for its Nobel Assembly, which awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine annually.

 

These articles with NSU Cell Therapy Institute credited-authorship in order of most recent publication include:

 

·         “Xeno-Free and Defined Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells Functionally Integrate in a Large-Eyed Preclinical Model,” Stem Cell Reports (January 12, 2016).  Co-senior author, Outi Hovatta, M.D., Ph.D., visiting research professor at the NSU Cell Therapy Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Department of Clinical Sciences, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

·         “Natural Killer Cell-Based Therapies Targeting Cancer: Possible Strategies to Gain and Sustain Anti-Tumor Activity,” Frontiers in Immunology (November 30, 2015).  Lead author, Evren Alici, M.D., Ph.D., visiting research professor at the NSU Cell Therapy Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Cell and Gene Therapy Group, Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge.  Co-senior author, Adil Duru, Ph.D., assistant professor at the NSU Cell Therapy Institute.  Co-senior author, Carin Dahlberg, Ph.D., NSU Cell Therapy Institute.  Co-senior author, Michael Chrobok, Ph.D., NSU Cell Therapy Institute.

 

·         “Advances in Clinical NK Cell Studies: Donor Selection, Manufacturing and Quality Control”, OncoImmunology, (November 11, 2015).  Lead author, Evren Alici, M.D., Ph.D., visiting research professor at the NSU Cell Therapy Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Cell and Gene Therapy Group, Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge. 

 

In other news, NSU announced that two of its senior medical and scientific leaders will present at the Palm Beach Business Group’s (PBBG) Age Reversal Breakfast at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:45 a.m.  NSU’s H. Thomas Temple, M.D., senior vice president for Translational research and economic development, and professor of orthopaedic surgery will moderate the morning’s panel session which includes a presentation by Richard Jove, Ph.D., director of the NSU Cell Therapy Institute and NSU distinguished research professor.  These presentations will cover cutting-edge biomedical research programs with the promise of curing many of the diseases most commonly associated with aging such as cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration. 

 

These important research programs will be advanced at NSU’s soon-to-be-completed, 215,000 sq. ft. Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida, with state-of-the-art laboratories.  If you are interested in attending the PBBG’s breakfast at the Breakers Hotel, or would like to learn more about the NSU Cell Therapy Institute, please contact Douglas Calder at dcalder@nova.edu or at 772-418-6302.

 

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About Karolinska Institutet:  Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities.  Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health.  Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.  The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

 

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU):  Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

 


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