All Press Releases for August 10, 2011

Texans For Stem Cell Research Announces "Learn for Life" Healthcare Education at LIVESTRONG Headquarters

Austin Heart will offer continuing medical education credit for physicians in attendance.

    AUSTIN, TX, August 10, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Texans For Stem Cell Research, (, a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of stem cell clinical applications for the treatment of Texans living with disease and debilitating injury, announced today the annual "Learn for Life" educational event for the public and physicians on recent clinical trials using stem cell therapies.

Roger S. Gammon, M.D., Medical Director of Research & Interventional Cardiologist with Austin Heart, will discuss the types, sources, and functions of stem cells and review progress gained in using stem cell treatments for vascular disease, heart attacks and limb restoration.

Eddy Davis, golf professional, artist and cancer survivor will share his personal experiences in battling lymphoma while being treated with stem cells. His personal story, " Stem Cells vs. Lymphoma: A View from the Trenches" will be visually represented by Texas photographer, Wyatt McSpadden.

"It is important that Texans realize that medical advances in stem cell research make it a viable alternative now for treating a wide range of debilitating diseases," states Gammon. "Austin Heart is dedicated to stem cell research for the positive impact it could have on our patients' medical outcomes."

The Learn for Life educational event will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM CST at the LIVESTRONG Headquarters. The public will gain a deeper understanding of the stem cell research and potential therapies that could improve the quality of life for the 1.2 million chronically ill Texans. Physicians in attendance are eligible to gain CME credits with the support of Austin Heart, accredited by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) to provide continuing medical education. The 2011 Learn for Life Series is sponsored by StemCyte, Inc; one of the world's preeminent umbilical cord blood (UCB) banks and biotherapy companies. (

Registration for the event can be made online at:

About Texans for Stem Cell Research
Texans for Stem Cell Research (TSCR) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of stem cell clinical applications. We promote FDA approved clinical trials that have the potential for new novel clinical therapy approaches for treating the millions suffering from debilitating disease and injury. TSCR hosts education events and provides advocacy support to industry leaders, partner organizations, researchers and doctors conducting stem cell research in Texas. TSCR remains current on the latest information about stem cell research and discoveries that hold great potential for developing new treatments. TSCR assists the Texas based research teams and institutions by fostering strategic funding collaborations with potential partners. Stem cell therapies are advancing with promising results in clinical trials and TSCR will continue to promote safe, ethical and responsible research to accelerate translational efforts in Texas.

About Learn or Life
The Texans for Stem Cell Research launched the Learn for Life Education Series in 2011 and hosts an Annual Stem Cell Symposium each year in Austin, Texas. The education series provides the public the opportunity to learn about groundbreaking research in stem cell science with the assistance of volunteers, leading academicians, researchers, industry leaders and advocates from around the world. The events attract highly respected stem cell research professionals who provide the most current findings in their field to promote awareness for important FDA approved clinical trials that have the potential to aid the development of new treatments for unmet medical needs. For more information on TSCR, visit

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