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Stem Cell Therapy Licensed for Genetic Eye Disease

Red-blue-green eye

A biotechnology company is licensing its stem cell treatments for retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease, in a deal valued at $252 million. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Therapy Licensed for Genetic Eye Disease

Retina Implant, Stem Cell Studies Set for Space Station

International Space Station

A company providing laboratory modules for biomedical research on the International Space Station received funding from NASA for three new projects. . . . → Read More: Retina Implant, Stem Cell Studies Set for Space Station

Enrollment Completed in Aging Frailty Stem Cell Trial

Hands of older person

A company developing stem cell treatments to counter frailty in older people finished enlisting participants in a clinical trial testing its therapies. . . . → Read More: Enrollment Completed in Aging Frailty Stem Cell Trial

Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Katy Rezvani

A small-scale clinical trial shows most patients with two blood-related cancers safely respond to immune system cells derived from umbilical cord blood. . . . → Read More: Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Organoids Shown Not Developing Like Real Brains

Arnold Kriegstein

Brain organoids, three-dimensional collections of brain cells grown from stem cells, are found in lab tests to not become fully functioning cells and tissue. . . . → Read More: Organoids Shown Not Developing Like Real Brains

Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses

Liver chip device

A robotic system that ties together multiple chip devices representing different human organs can test for drug effects on patients without affecting the individuals. . . . → Read More: Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses

Stem Cell Transplants Offer Nerve Pain Relief

Researchers in Australia show in tests with lab mice that transplanted adult stem cells can provide long-term relief from chronic pain caused by nerve damage. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Transplants Offer Nerve Pain Relief

FDA Clears Placenta Cell Brain Cancer Trial

Pregnant woman

A company developing cancer therapies with stem cells from human placentas says FDA cleared its request to start a clinical trial of a treatment for brain cancer. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Placenta Cell Brain Cancer Trial

Organoids Developed for Precision Cancer Treatments

T-cells illustration

A medical engineering team developed personalized organoid lab models with cancer cells that predict patient responses and may even replace immunotherapy drugs. . . . → Read More: Organoids Developed for Precision Cancer Treatments

Organoid in Chip Device Better Simulates Gut Functions

Tissue on intestine chip

A chip device simulating intestinal functions, bolstered by a gut tissue organoid, behaves more like a human intestine in lab tests than the gut organoid alone. . . . → Read More: Organoid in Chip Device Better Simulates Gut Functions