Human Stem Cells May be Produced Without Embryos ‘Within months’
Japan’s leading genetics researcher could be “a matter of months” from reaching the Holy Grail of biotechnology – producing an “ethical” human stem cell without using a human embryo, he has said.
Columbia Scientists Peer Into Stem Cells in Live Brain
Columbia University Medical Center scientists report they have observed the detailed sub-cellular behavior of neuronal precursor cells in living rat brain tissue.
South Dakota State University Research May Yield New Therapy for Cancer
Associate professor Marek Malecki’s “suicide gene therapy” recognizes cancer cells and specifically introduces genetic material to make those cells die by apoptosis.
Scientists Invent Novel Hydrogels for Repairing, Regenerating Human Tissue
University of Delaware scientists have invented a novel biomaterial with surprising antibacterial properties that can be injected as a low-viscosity gel into a wound where it rigidifies nearly on contact – opening the door to the possibility of delivering a targeted payload of cells to repair the damaged tissue.
Can Heart Tissue be Regenerated?
Mature heart cells, given the right environment, can replicate .
Novel Adult Stem Cell Growth Method May Help Treat Cornea Disorders
Ophthalmologists at the University Clinic of the University of Navarra have confirmed the efficacy of a self-designed, novel method of adult stem cell growth for its capacity to grow cornea stem cells in animal studies.
Genzyme Announces Phase 3 Trial of Mozobil in non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Meets Primary Endpoint
Genzyme Corp. has announced that it has successfully completed its phase 3 trial of MozobilTM in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and that the trial has robustly met its primary and secondary endpoints.
FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Cardium’s Phase 3 Angiogenic Gene Therapy for Heart Disease
Cardium Therapeutics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to the Company’s lead product candidate, Generx(TM) for the potential treatment of myocardial ischemia.
Stem Cell Eye Trials ‘Too Risky’
Thailand doctors are shocked that the National Research Council is to conduct clinical trials on state-hospital patients to replace cornea tissue with stem cell therapy.
U.S. Couple Sets Up Bone Marrow Registry in India
The aim is to create the world’s largest registry of South Asian bone marrow and stem cell donors.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
RNAi-mediated Knockdown of Target Genes: A Promising Strategy for Pancreatic Cancer Research
This review provides a brief introduction to recent developments of RNAi applications in pancreatic cancer studies and suggestions for further exploration. It substantially demonstrates that RNAi holds a promising therapeutic potential as a future treatment for pancreatic cancer.