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Trial Begins Testing Enhanced Cord Blood Stem Cells

A clinical trial testing transplant grafts derived from umbilical cord blood as an alternative to bone marrow stem cells for people with blood-related cancers is treating its first patient. . . . → Read More: Trial Begins Testing Enhanced Cord Blood Stem Cells

Stem Cells Launched on Current SpaceX Flight

Yesterday’s SpaceX launch from NASA’s Kennedy Spaceflight Center includes a shipment of adult stem cells to test their growth and proliferation in weightless conditions. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Launched on Current SpaceX Flight

Tissue Regeneration Start-Up Gains $33M in Early Funds

A new enterprise founded by researchers at Stanford University aims to discover and develop drugs that repair and regenerate tissue from stem cells. . . . → Read More: Tissue Regeneration Start-Up Gains $33M in Early Funds

Knowledge Bank Tapped for Precision Cancer Treatments

An international research team devised techniques for analyzing accumulated clinical trial data to help determine precise treatment strategies for people with cancer. . . . → Read More: Knowledge Bank Tapped for Precision Cancer Treatments

Electronic Gene Editing Corrects Inherited Blood Disorder

A team at National Institutes of Health used an electronic-aided process to carry out a gene editing technique that in lab mice repaired a genetic defect causing a rare blood disease. . . . → Read More: Electronic Gene Editing Corrects Inherited Blood Disorder

Neurology Drug Signals Shown to Help Tooth Repair

Chemical signals from a drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders were shown in tests with mice to stimulate stem cells that repair teeth. . . . → Read More: Neurology Drug Signals Shown to Help Tooth Repair

Gene Expression Changes Found in Wound Healing Therapy

A clinical trial to reveal the mechanism of a cell therapy to treat venous skin ulcers found the therapy works by altering the gene expression activity of treated cells to resemble healthy tissue. . . . → Read More: Gene Expression Changes Found in Wound Healing Therapy

Antibody Trials Stopped After Deaths Reported

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration halted early-stage clinical trials of a monoclonal antibody drug for leukemia after four deaths occurred from liver toxicity. . . . → Read More: Antibody Trials Stopped After Deaths Reported

Trial to Test Stem Cells for Treating Heart Failure

A clinical trial testing a treatment for heart failure using a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells is recruiting participants at the first two study sites. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Stem Cells for Treating Heart Failure

Brain Cancer Regression Shown with Engineered T-Cells

A patient treated with immune system cells genetically modified to attack his brain cancer reported regression of recurring tumors in the brain and spinal cord. . . . → Read More: Brain Cancer Regression Shown with Engineered T-Cells