Sunday, March 8, 2015

Stem Cell News - March 8, 2015

Experimental Lung Cancer Therapy Trial For UK
The pioneering combination of stem cells and gene therapy will be first given to human volunteers to confirm it is safe - and then to 56 patients to see if ...

Harvard Scientists Develop Cas9-based Method to Reprogram Gene Expression
Finally, the researchers used VPR to induce "rapid and robust" differentiation in human induced pluripotent stem cells, growing neurons from the cells.
FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to EBV-CTL
FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to EBV-CTL for the treatment of Epstein-Barr Virus following transplant of bone marrow stem cells.
Researchers develop technique to generate hyaline cartilage
... of Kyoto University researchers has announced that it developed a method to generate strong hyaline cartilage from induced pluripotent stem cells.
The Register 
News of one new type of targeted approach emerged this week – using genetically altered stem cells taken from bone marrow to destroy cancer cells ...

The next generation of joint injections  

The most important compound is PDGF, or platelet-derived growth factor, which causes stem cells (more on those in a minute) to be released from ...

Registries seek to match donors with marrow demand that is rising

There are two strategies to donate bone marrow stem cells. In the first procedure, the donor undergoes anesthesia and physicians suck compact ...

International Women's day: Saving lives, one stem cell donation at a time

Twenty-five-year-old Sherin Cherian, Sneha Shah, 27 and Meenakshi V, 55, are real-life heroines — they donate their blood stem cells to patients in ...

End knee pain with stem cells from your hip: Cocktail of cells could halt damage caused by ...

'No one knows if stem cells, chondrocytes, or the combination is best,' says Professor James Richardson a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who is ..

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