Cancer Stem Cells Spur Glioma Angiogenesis, Could Hold Key to Brain Tumor Therapy
Stem cell-like glioma cancer cells that share many characteristics with normal stem cells propel the lethal growth of brain cancers by promoting tumor blood vessel formation, and may hold the key to treating these deadly cancers.
Tumors Use ‘Hijacking’ Trick to Evade Attack by Immune Cells
Researchers have identified a potential mechanism by which tumors in mice escape attack from antitumor immune cells.
Stem Cell Procedure Promising for Repair of Retina
University of Washington scientists reported that they have successfully used stem cells to treat diseased tissue in mouse retinas.
Research to Unleash Gene Therapy on Arthritis
Within months, scientists will begin testing the first gene therapies for osteoarthritis, in search of a more effective treatment and perhaps a cure for the joint disease that afflicts more than 21 million Americans.
Argos Therapeutics Initiates Phase I/II Trial with AGS-003 Personalized Immunotherapy in Advanced Kidney Cancer
The trial will evaluate a new production process that may yield more potent immune response.
Pharmexa Discontinues Phase II Trial of Breast Cancer Vaccine
Following a review of the preliminary data from the Phase II trial of Pharmexa’s breast cancer vaccine, PX 104.1, the company has decided to stop recruitment of new patients.
Use Of Umbilical Cord Blood To Fight Diseases Is On the Rise
While cord-blood stem cells may not be as versatile as those taken from human embryos, transplants for diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disorders are increasing.
Focus Moves from Short-Term Cell Treatments to Long-Term Tools
Science has moved from seeing stem cell therapy as a near-term goal to looking at longer-term use of human embryonic stem cells as a research tool.
Hwang Continues Research
Disgraced cloning expert Woo Suk Hwang, currently standing trial for fraud over faked stem cell research, has opened a new lab focusing on cross-species organ transplants.
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Derivation and Large-Scale Expansion of Multipotent Astroglial Neural Progenitors from Adult Human Brain
The findings suggest an unprecedented degree of inducible plasticity is retained by cells of the adult central nervous system.