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Stem Cells Created with Gene Editing

A research lab in San Francisco devised a simpler process for creating stem cells from skin cells in mice with the gene editing technique Crispr. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Created with Gene Editing

Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

An award from National Institutes of Health is advancing a technology for testing the safety of drugs with heart muscle cells derived from stem cells before the drugs are tested on humans. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

Stem Cell Patches Shown to Treat Heart Attack Damage

Human heart muscle patches made from stem cells helped fix damage and improve heart functions in tests with pigs induced with heart attacks. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Patches Shown to Treat Heart Attack Damage

Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Researchers in Japan and the U.S. created techniques for producing liver tissue in large quantities in the lab for transplant or drug testing. . . . → Read More: Large-Scale Process Devised for Lab-Made Liver Tissue

Process Devised for Continuous Stem Cell Production

Researchers in the U.K. developed a process for closed-loop continuous production and collection of large quantities of stem cells for therapies. . . . → Read More: Process Devised for Continuous Stem Cell Production

Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

A multi-disciplinary team designed a lab-on-a-chip device using hydrodynamic forces to find and help identify circulating tumor cells in blood samples. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

Experimental treatments using patients’ own stem cells were shown in a pilot test to heal painful chronic wounds on their legs and feet. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

A start-up enterprise seeking to create replacement human tissue and organs with three-dimensional printing is raising $1.8 million in seed capital. . . . → Read More: 3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

A simpler technique using nanoscale particles was shown in lab tests to deliver messenger RNA to reprogram cells for gene therapies, including changes in T-cells in the immune system now approved to treat a type of leukemia. . . . → Read More: Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab

A team from three universities is developing in the lab synthetic islet cells, the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas, for eventual transplantation in people with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab