St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (ALSAC)

Reducing stroke risk in African Americans
03 Jun 03 | African-American children who have siblings with sickle cell disease (SCD) are more likely to have abnormal, "twisted" arteries in the brain, which may lead to an elevated risk of stroke in adulthood.

Reprogramming genetic material to reverse cancer
03 Jun 03 | Nuclei removed from mouse brain tumor cells and transplanted into mouse eggs whose own nuclei have been removed, give rise to cloned embryos with normal tissues, even though the mutations causing the cancer are still present.

Jewelry industry raises $850,000 for St. Jude
01 Jun 03 | On June 1, the Jewelers Charity Fund for Children presented St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with a check for $850,000. This money is part of a $2 million commitment to fund a chair position in the Cell and Gene Therapy Program at St. Jude.

Researchers make important immune system cell discovery
29 May 03 | A team of investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has challenged a currently held belief on how immune system cells called macrophages control their biochemical activity after being stimulated by signaling proteins called cytokines.

Bombay Company debuts Danny Bear for St. Jude
23 May 03 | In honor of more than 40 years of miracles and hopes for the children and families of St. Jude, The Bombay Company offers Danny Bear. The two-toned, coffee-colored bear is 16 inches high and retails for $18. St. Jude will receive 10% of the price.

Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza a success
15 May 03 | Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and world-renowned beauty authority Marilyn Miglin, president and CEO of Marilyn Miglin LP, showed their support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Wednesday night.

Patients model unique fashions to kick off Quilt of Dreams promotion
14 May 03 | Thirteen St. Jude patients paraded up and down a catwalk in the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion modeling clothing designed from fabric patterns for the 2003 Quilt of Dreams promotion. The fabric features artwork inspired by St. Jude patients.

Chicagoans support St. Jude at 'Four Stars' dinner
14 May 03 | Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and world-renowned beauty authority Marilyn Miglin, president and CEO of Marilyn Miglin LP, will support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the ninth annual Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza.

Top golfers round out lineup for FedEx St. Jude Classic
13 May 03 | This June, the golfing world will once again turn its eye toward Memphis, Tenn., and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the 46th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic tees off.

Hancock Fabrics kicks off 2nd annual Quilt of Dreams promotion to benefit St. Jude
12 May 03 | Did you ever want to be a pilot, or a ballerina? Have you ever wanted to meet your favorite movie star or go on a trip to the Bahamas? Patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital do. And customers and employees of Hancock Fabrics can help.

Country music celebrities donate items for online auction
12 May 03 | A large number of popular country music artists are stepping up to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through a unique fund-raising auction. The online auction will coincide with the 2003 Academy of Country Music Awards show.

Bill "Superfoot" Wallace performs martial arts demonstration for St. Jude patients
08 May 03 | Retired undefeated world champion kick boxer, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, demonstrated his skills for patients and families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as part of his endorsement of the hospital's martial arts fundraising program.

St. Jude researchers reverse blood disease using genetically modified stem cells
01 May 03 | Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have overcome two major technical obstacles that currently limit the success of gene therapy for human red blood cell diseases such as beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

Ears can't hear when special sensory cells don't stay "quiet"
01 May 03 | The death of sensory hair cells when they try to multiply suggests need for caution in attempts to restore many kinds of lost cells through gene therapy.

SARS Epidemic is Not the Last Emerging Disease that Will Threaten World Health
24 Apr 03 | Robert Webster, PhD, world-renowned virologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, was one of three international experts invited by Chinese Health Officials to a summit on emerging infectious diseases.

St. Jude researchers use DNA chips to determine how leukemia cells respond to different drug treatments
21 Apr 03 | The researchers say this finding is a significant step in the emerging field of pharmacogenomics—the study of a person's entire set of genes in order to determine which ones control that individual's response to drug therapy.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opens new facility for manufacturing investigative drugs and vaccines
21 Apr 03 | Next month St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will become the only pediatric cancer research center in the United States to open a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility for producing vaccines, drugs, proteins and other biological products.

Special reversed genetics used for vaccine against H5N1
02 Apr 03 | Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced today the development of a vaccine against H5N1, a new lethal influenza virus that triggered the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic alert in February 2003.

St. Jude program reduces likelihood of tobacco use
02 Apr 03 | A counseling program developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the first of its kind to show success in reducing future intentions to use tobacco among pre-adolescents and adolescents who survived cancer.

St. Jude researchers decipher multi-functional enzyme
26 Mar 03 | Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered how a single enzyme called E1 performs a rapid-fire, three-part chemical makeover of a protein that helps control some of the most fundamental biochemical processes of human cells.

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