The latest Techniques in Stem Cell Research
Stem cells offer exciting therapeutic potential....
Since its establishment in 1880, UNMC has instituted a history of monumental discoveries that have altered the fields of medicine and saved thousands of lives. UNMC’s mission to improve the health of Nebraska through premier educational programs, innovative research, the highest quality patient care, and outreach to underserved populations has inherently forged the development of an institute that offers innovative therapies and extraordinary care.
Faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska Medical Center are committed to the development of their programs to continue to pioneer leadership in areas such as research, education, transplant, cancer therapy, and many others. UNMC also has a distinguished national and international reputation in stem cell transplantation for a variety of diseases. One area in particular, developed by UNMC’s own faculty, has helped the university to become a world leader in leukemia and lymphoma therapy. Following some 20 years of basic science research around the world and gradual refinement of clinically applied transplantation, the first patients at UNMC were transplanted with bone marrow cells in 1983. Techniques pioneered at UNMC using peripheral blood derived stem cells have also become an important part of the clinical care and treatment at the university.