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Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Cocaine addiction

The genome-editing technique Crispr used with stem cells is shown to release enzymes that reduce cocaine-seeking behavior in lab mice and protect against overdoses. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A company developing treatments for heart disease using stem cells to regenerate healthy heart tissue received two new patents for techniques supporting its core processes. . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments

Damaged liver cells

A new enterprise founded by scientists, is underway developing treatments for advanced liver disorders that combine new drugs with cell and gene therapies to restore or replace liver functions. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments

Univ. Spin-Off Developing Myelin Disease Treatments Unveiled

Neurons

A spin-off enterprise from Case Western Reserve University is developing therapies designed to restore the myelin sheath around nerve cells destroyed in multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Myelin Disease Treatments Unveiled

Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Left-ventricle heart model

A university bioengineering group developed a model of a left ventricle, the heart chamber that pumps blood to the body, made with engineered heart muscle tissue to replace animals for drug testing. . . . → Read More: Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

Leg in cast

A tissue engineering team developed a process that includes computer-assisted design for personalized grafts derived from a patient’s own stem cells, to repair bone defects caused by trauma or disease. . . . → Read More: Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Crispr genome edits illustration

A genetics lab in the U.K. revealed that a leading technique for editing genomes produces more unwanted damage to the edited genomes than previously understood. . . . → Read More: More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

Stroke circulation

A company developing therapies for brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders is acquiring the rights to a process that treats these conditions with pieces of RNA transferred in tiny containers call exosomes. . . . → Read More: Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Brain cell networks

Medical researchers and material scientists devised a technique for delivering tiny particles of genetic material to the brain, which help lab mice shrink or remove their brain tumors and survive longer. . . . → Read More: RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Stem Cell Transplants Found Safe for Spinal Cord Injuries

Spine model

Results from a clinical trial testing transplants of neural stem cells for spinal cord injuries show the therapies are safe for patients, with signs of improvement in most participants 1 to 2 years after treatment. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Transplants Found Safe for Spinal Cord Injuries