Another Boost For Stem Cell Research
University of New South Wales academics have proven that tumours can be prevented from forming when embryonic stem cells are transplanted.
Cancer Stem Cells Source of Some Colon Tumors
Two recent studies involving laboratory mice indicate colon cancer stem cells may be the source of colon cancer tumors.
Investigators Discover Modified Growth Control in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Two papers published by University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Cell Biology and Cancer Center investigators report striking changes in control of growth in human embryonic stem cells.
Researchers Making Vaccine from Brain Tumour
A neurosurgeon from the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center has helped create made-to-measure vaccines using a person’s surgically removed tumour, and he’s started testing the concept in a small group of patients.
Data From Investigator-Sponsored Trial of Oncophage(R) Cancer Vaccine in Glioma Presented at Immunotherapy Task Force Meeting at the Society of Neuro-Oncology’s Annual Meeting
Preliminary results from the first cohort of six patients in the study showed that Oncophage vaccination was associated with tumor-specific immune response in six treated patients with recurrent, high-grade glioma.
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Hereditary Lung Disease
An experimental gene therapy to combat alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a common hereditary disorder that causes lung and liver disease, has caused no harmful effects in patients and shows signs of being effective.
Scientists Regenerate Wing In Chick Embryo
A research team at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has been able to regenerate a wing in a chick embryo – a species not known to be able to regrow limbs – suggesting that the potential for such regeneration exists innately in all vertebrates, including humans.
Journal Clarifies Stem Cell Report
The scientific journal Nature today issued a clarification of a recent report that human embryonic stem cells could be derived without harm to the embryo, but the journal affirmed the report’s scientific validity.
Hwang Hopes to Resume Human Stem Cell Cloning
The government revoked his license for such work, but Hwang is preparing for the future by building a large research facility in Yongin, about 50 kilometers south of Seoul.
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The Glimmering Promise of Gene Therapy
An examination of gene therapy: Past, present and future