University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features ADHD and stem cell banking

This week on Studio One, many people associate ADHD with young children but researchers have seen a rise in this disorder in young adults. Drug abuse can be a problem for some college campuses because students may exaggerate their symptoms to obtain and sell prescription drugs. This week, psychiatric nurse practitioner Nicole Wilson will discuss ADHD and why some adults are misusing treatments for this condition. “A lot of universities are creating policies that limit inappropriate drug seeking,” Wilson says. Learn what medical professionals are doing to prevent the misuse of stimulants.

Also on the show, some researchers are banking stem cells to help cure future diseases and ailments. Next Healthcare Inc. is “a personal cell banking business. We bank stem cells, as well as skin cells, for particular use in cell therapy applications,” says the Founder and CEO Vinn Singh. He says this center allows clients to store their own stem cells to be used in the future. Stem cells can help cure diseases for the client or family members. “You want to bank [your stem cells] when you are healthy. You don’t want to be in a situation down the road where you wish you would have banked your cells to sustain your quality of life,” explains Singh. Some researchers say it can be difficult to find an exact match from a donor. Clients that preserve their stem cells, have a readily available tissue match.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at www.studio1.UND.edu.

-- Suzanne Irwin, Kyle Kohns, Hayley Kuntz, Studio One, 777.4346, studio1@UND.edu.


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