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Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

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A collaboration between university researchers and a space science company is designing a stem cell research lab on a proposed commercial space station. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

Venture to Build Cell, Gene Therapy Businesses

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A joint venture with business development and bio-manufacturing companies aims to build new cell and gene therapy businesses to advance treatments from Mayo Clinic labs. . . . → Read More: Venture to Build Cell, Gene Therapy Businesses

Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

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National Institutes of Health is financing a delivery method for gene-editing therapies to blood-forming stem cells with natural lipid bubbles instead of viruses. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

Diabetes Cell Therapy Biotech Acquired in $320M Deal

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A developer of therapies derived from stem cells to replace malfunctioning islet cells in people with type 1 diabetes was acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Diabetes Cell Therapy Biotech Acquired in $320M Deal

AI Analytics Find New ALS Genetic Drug Targets

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Researchers analyzed medical and scientific databases with algorithms to identify eight previously unreported biomarkers contributing to neurodegeneration similar to ALS. . . . → Read More: AI Analytics Find New ALS Genetic Drug Targets

Human Organoids Show Drug Activity in Lab Animals

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A study shows implanted lab-grown pieces of human 3-D kidney tissue can demonstrate chemical activity of drugs in preclinical tests with lab rats. . . . → Read More: Human Organoids Show Drug Activity in Lab Animals

Trial Demonstrates 3-D Printed Ear Tissue Implant

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A patient in a clinical trial received an implant made of three-dimensional printed tissue to replace a deformed ear caused by microtia, a congenital condition. . . . → Read More: Trial Demonstrates 3-D Printed Ear Tissue Implant

Grant Funds Epilepsy Stem Cell Therapy Trial

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A developer of stem cell therapies for neurological disorders is receiving an $8 million grant to advance a treatment for a common type of epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Grant Funds Epilepsy Stem Cell Therapy Trial

Companies Partner on Implanted Diabetes Beta Cell Device

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A company developing implants that release cell therapies is collaborating with a producer of regenerative stem cells to dispense insulin for people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Companies Partner on Implanted Diabetes Beta Cell Device

Trial Shows Gene Therapy Results with Sickle Cell Disease

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Early results from a clinical trial show an experimental gene transfer therapy largely reduces painful events from sickle cell disease for one to two years. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Gene Therapy Results with Sickle Cell Disease