British scientist wins NYSCF Robertson Stem Cell Prize Professor Peter J.

British scientist wins NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Professor Peter J. Coffey’s stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration expected to begin clinical trials in 2012The New York Stem Cell Base announced today a British stem cell scientist attempting to cure blindness would be the first recipient of The New York Stem Cell Foundation – Robertson Prize in Stem Cell Study, a $200,000 prize awarded for extraordinary achievement in translational stem cell research annually . The award shall go to Professor Peter J. Coffey, DPhil, Director of the London Task to Remedy Blindness and Professor of Cellular Therapy and Visual Sciences at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London, for his pioneering function in the usage of human embryonic stem cells to get rid of Age-Related Macular Degeneration , a common form of blindness.

Uk Medical Association pledges help to junior doctors as 4500 jobs go missing The British Medical Association is to advise junior doctors on their options if they’re not appointed to a fresh job through the discredited Medical Teaching Application Services . The pledge comes as a new BMA analysis of figures on the MTAS website implies that the actual number of UK specialist teaching posts available is 18,518 – not between 22,000 and 23,000 as the government has indicated. Around 32,000 doctors possess applied for them, and although a few of these are from overseas, in August it is inevitable that a large number of UK doctors won’t have training posts.