BWH Researchers Generate New T Cells from Adult Skin Tissue and Bone Marrow Stem Cells
Boston – Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), for the first time, have discovered that adult skin tissue and bone marrow stem cells can be used to create T cells-cells that are largely responsible for fighting disease in the human body.
New Tissue ‘Grown within Minutes’
The lengthy process can be accelerated by simply removing the water present in the starting material, the University College London team discovered.
Development of Gametes from Embryonic Stem Cells
Researchers at Cornell reported the ability to generate new pluripotent stem cell lines from embryos which began not as a union of sperm and egg, but rather of an egg and an embryonic stem cell.
First Korean Clinical Trial of Stem Cell Therapy Due This Year
The first clinical application of embryonic stem cell therapy by Korean researchers could be made this year at the earliest or next year, experts forecast in a report released yesterday.
New U of T Strategy Will Boost Cord Blood Stem Cells
A team of bioengineers led by the University of Toronto has discovered a way to increase the yield of stem cells from umbilical cord blood, to an extent which could broaden therapeutic use of these cells.
New Stem Cell Transplantation Technique May Match Donor For Every Patient
By using novel graft engineering technologies, a stem cell donor may be matched for almost every patient that needs one.
Gene Therapy May Protect Normal Tissues During Radiation Retreatment for Lung Cancer
Gene therapy could be used as an agent to protect normal tissues, including the esophagus and lung, from damage during a second administration of radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer, according to an animal study presented today by University of Pittsburgh researchers at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in Denver.
New Antifreeze Protein May Allow Longer Storage Of Transplant Organs
A new antifreeze protein discovered in tiny snow fleas by Queen’s University researchers may lengthen the shelf life of human organs for transplantation.
Subtypes of Ependymomas Arise from Rare Stem Cells in the Nervous System
Brain tumors called ependymomas that occur in different parts of the central nervous system appear to arise from subpopulations of stem cells called radial glia cells (RGCs), according to investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Gene Therapy for Kidney Failure
A new technique delivers gene therapy directly to blood vessels in patients with kidney failure who undergo dialysis.
Using T-Cell-Based Vaccines, Penn Researchers Achieve Rapid Restoration of Immunity in Immune-Suppressed Cancer Patients
“We found that we can rapidly rebuild the patients’ immunity after chemotherapy and stem-cell transplant,” said Carl June, MD, Director of Translational Research at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Immunotherapy Provides Responses in Refractory Nasopharyngeal Cancer
According to an early on-line publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a type of immunotherapy targeted against cancer cells appears to provide some anticancer responses in patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer that has stopped responding to radiation and chemotherapy.
Discovery Could Help make Cellular Immunotherapy Safer
Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered the secret weapon behind the most powerful form of cancer immunotherapy known to medicine.
Chineses Doctors and Nurses Donate Stem Cells to Cut Shortage
More than 800 doctors and nurses from Zhongshan Hospital registered with the Shanghai Stem Cell Donor Bank yesterday, to help solve the shortage of samples at the bank and encourage more people to register and donate stem cells.
ABSTRACT, REVIEWS, & SPECIAL REPORTS
Clinical Proteomics: from Biomarker Discovery and Cell Signaling Profiles to Individualized Personal Therapy
The successful transition of these groundbreaking proteomic technologies from research tools to integrated clinical diagnostic platforms will require ongoing continued development, and optimization with rigorous standardization development and quality control procedures.
Development of a Gene Therapy Based Bone Marrow Purging System for Leukemias
These proof of principle experiments demonstrate that gene therapy technology could be utilized to successfully purge leukemia cells from HPC.
Ex Vivo Regeneration of the Murine Kidney from Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
These findings, which show that mesenchymal cells can differentiate into each type of resident cell and organize into a renal structure, suggest a potential for therapeutic renal regeneration.
Gene Therapy Bio-safety: Scientific and Regulatory Issues
A European cooperation between professionals (researchers, physicians, industries, patients’ associations, investors, etc) will allow implementation of gene therapy regulation in Eastern European countries.