Stem Cell Researchers to Devise Treatments for Faster Bone Healing
Stem cell researchers in Singapore have linked up with a New Zealand company to devise treatments for faster healing of damaged bones, skin and organs.
Gene Transfer Using Mutant Form of Good Cholesterol Cuts Vascular Plaque and Inflammation
Transfer of a gene that produces a mutant form of good cholesterol provides significantly better anti-plaque and anti-inflammation benefits than therapy using the “normal” HDL gene.
Breast Cancer Vaccine Enters Clinical Development
Pevion Biotech announced the start of phase I clinical testing of its virosome-based breast cancer vaccine. The multivalent vaccine will be tested for its safety and immunogenicity in patients overexpressing the HER-2/neu oncoprotein.
Gene Therapy Study Takes Aim at Prostate Cancer
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are hoping a new gene therapy that takes a gene called RTVP-1 directly into the prostate tumor will prove effective in preventing recurrence of the disease.
FDA Issues Approvable Letter To Ortec International Inc. For Use Of Cryopreserved OrCel(R) In Epidermolysis Bullosa Patients’ Hand Reconstructions And Donor Sites
Ortec International, Inc. , a company focused on advancing regenerative medicine through the development of cellular technology and advanced biomaterial products, has been notified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that its HDE Supplement is approvable subject to an inspection by the FDA of its commercial manufacturing facility
Chinese Cancer Therapy Drawing Foreign Patients
A revolutionary anti-tumour drug in China is attracting terminally ill cancer patients from around the world, including Canada.
Jumping Gene Could Provide Non-viral Alternative for Gene Therapy
A jumping gene first identified in a cabbage-eating moth may one day provide a safer, target-specific alternative to viruses for gene therapy, researchers say.
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Bit Player or Powerhouse? China and Stem-Cell Research
It seems China’s position in stem-cell science is similar to its position in other spheres. It is an up-and-coming player — a player with global ambitions, a burgeoning pool of talent, and specific assets that derive from its sheer size.
Scientific and Ethical Roadblocks to Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy
This review discusses roadblocks on the way to using embryonic stem cells for treating human disease and injury.