Stem cell research to cure nervous system disease.
The Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) is dedicated to developing regenerative stem cell therapies for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS): the brain, spinal cord and retina.
The Neural Stem Cell Institute
Intracellular Antibody Therapies
Our scientists are developing new antibody therapies to remove aggregated proteins due to tauopathies like Alzheimer’s Disease, FTD, PSP and CTE, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.
Promoting Nervous System Self-repair
Our scientists are striving to activate stem cells that are present but normally dormant in the adult nervous system to mediate repair and regeneration.
NeuraCell Core Facility
NeuraCell is a not-for-profit core facility that provides unique stem cells, tools and services to support scientists, laboratories and companies.
Disease in a Dish Models
We use patient-derived stem cells to model degenerative diseases, including tauopathies like Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Age-related Macular Degeneration.
NSCI scientists discovered a new stem cell, the Retinal Pigment Epithelial Stem Cell, in the adult human retina that enables cell replacement therapies, disease modeling and drug discovery for blinding disorders.
Latest Blog Posts
NSCI is pleased to announce our successful IND application to the FDA that will enable clinical testing of a novel stem cell therapy for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In AMD, the retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE) at the…
Women scientists from the NSCI – Dr. Liz Fisher, Dr. Xiuli Zhao, and Christy Allen recently took part in the Flying Cloud Institute’s, Young Women In Science, STEM Summer Practicum Program. This program is aimed at inspiring young women to…
We would like to congratulate Alima Ahmed for winning the Biomedical Sciences Excellence Award. This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding achievement of high school students in biomedical sciences research. While Alima is a student volunteer in the Boles Lab at the Neural…
The Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) develops regenerative therapies for the central nervous system (CNS): the brain, spinal cord and retina, regardless of the cause. Led by MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Dr. Sally Temple who helped discover and define nervous system stem cells, NSCI is the first independent, non-profit stem cell research institute in the USA.
Neural Stem Cell Institute
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Phone: (518) 694-8188
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