Dr. NORMAN ENDE, M.D.PROFESSOR OF PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
For more than 50 years, Dr. Norman Ende and his colleagues have conducted research into the viability of using fetal cord blood stem cells as a method of affecting pathological outcomes.
Lately there has been increased interest in the "Berashis Cell," a primitive cell found in umbilical cord blood. Dr. Ende and his colleagues coined the term, “Berashis Cells” or beginning cells to distinguish them from embryonic and other stem cells.
Recent studies using umbilical cord blood indicate that Berashis Cells potentially have similar therapeutic properties to other stem cells.
Dr. Norman Ende’s articles are made available to the public to inform and to chronicle the work of Dr. Ende and his colleagues. For scientists who are currently doing related research – as well as for people who are interested for other reasons – these articles provide a historical background of stem cell research.
The work of Dr. Norman Ende and his colleagues provides a foundation for the advancement of medical breakthroughs that have the potential to greatly benefit thousands of patients.
The legacy of Dr. Norman Ende, M.D. is one of dedication to applied scientific research for not only the advancement of knowledge, but also for the advancement of medicine. His research on fetal cord blood has shown that stem cells potentially have highly effective therapeutic value in the treatment of many different ailments, including
Today, stem cell research continues to advance, thanks in large part to the pioneer studies of Dr. Norman Ende and his associates.