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Univ. Developing Implanted Islet Cell Bags for Diabetes

Klearchos Papas

Implantable collections of insulin-producing islet cells resembling tea bags, for people with type 1 diabetes, are being developed by researchers at University of Arizona. . . . → Read More: Univ. Developing Implanted Islet Cell Bags for Diabetes

Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

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Clinical trials testing the genome editing technique Crispr for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, two inherited blood disorders, enrolled and infused their first patients. . . . → Read More: Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection

Sonja Schrepfer and Tobias Deuse

A new study shows editing the genomes of adult stem cells can avoid their rejection by the immune system when implanted in lab mice other than the stem cell donor. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection

Kidney Organoids Created with Working Blood Vessels

Kidney organoid with capillary

Bioengineering labs at Harvard University and affiliated hospitals used stem cells and three-dimensional printing to create kidney tissue chips with blood vessel networks. . . . → Read More: Kidney Organoids Created with Working Blood Vessels

Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Mini-brain spheroid

A three-dimensional brain tissue model, including a patient’s tumor cells, shows in lab tests an ability to test current and experimental cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Brain model

A clinical trial assessing stem cell treatments to repair long-term damage to brain cells from a stroke recruited its first patient. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

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A clinical trial is underway testing the safety of implanted stem cells to generate working beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, in patients with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Man in wheelchair

Customized implants, produced on a 3-D printer and seeded with stem cells, are shown in tests with lab animals to restore nerve signals and functioning after a spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Heart check

A developer of chip devices emulating heart tissue and a medical analytics company using artificial intelligence are jointly discovering new drugs to treat aging heart muscles. . . . → Read More: Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted

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A clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy is on hold after a patient reported a severe reaction. . . . → Read More: Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted