Quantum Dot Imaging Could Benefit Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy
have now used QDs for in vivo imaging of embryonic stem cells in mice.
The Inkjet Approach to Building Life
If you print over and over on a single piece of paper, the ink layers will eventually build up a three-dimensional structure. What if, scientists are asking, you use that same inkjet technology to print layers of cells on a tissue matrix? Can you eventually build up a living structure like a heart or a kidney?
Herpes Virus Can Be Used As Nanomachines For Cancer Treatment
Researchers at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine are using the virus to potentially fight breast cancer.
Gene Therapy Breakthrough at Penn
Ina Dobrinski, associate professor and the director of the Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research, led the study, which used a harmless gene therapy process to transfer a genetic modification to male reproductive cells of mice and goats. The virus then was passed on naturally to offspring.
Biotech Patch Offers No-risk Birth Control
The fresh approach to contraception will use a revolutionary technique for switching off genes to disable eggs without affecting future fertility or any other body systems.
Independent Study by Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, Using Pluristem’s PLX Cells, Shows Promise in the Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
Fraunhofer Institute’s scientists systemically injected PLX cells into spontaneously hypertensive rats that had undergone middle cerebral artery occlusion, a commonly accepted ischemic stroke model. At the current stage, this animal trial shows a significant advantage in functional recovery over a control group that did not receive PLX cells.
Stem Cell Growth ‘May Help Hip Replacements’
British scientists are to test a promising way to harvest a patient’s stem cells in the hope it can boost the success rate of “revision hip replacements”.
Alnylam and Collaborators Publish New Pre-clinical Results on RNAi Therapeutics for the Treatment of Huntington’s Disease
New findings demonstrate potent and durable therapeutic silencing of the gene responsible for Huntington’s Disease.
Muscular Dystrophy Trial to Start
A gene therapy trial for the fatal disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy is about to begin in London.
Aastrom Stem Cell Therapy Demonstrates Positive Results in Severe Long Bone Non-Union Fracture Trial
Phase I/II study results presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting show a healing rate of 91 percent in patients with non-union tibia, humerus or femur fractures who failed to heal after one or more medical procedures.
OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase I Results with Fibrin Patch
OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced the results of its prospective, open label, Phase I study of its novel Fibrin Patch. The results show that the Fibrin Patch appears to be safe as an adjunct to hemostasis.
Stem Cell Therapy Gives Dogs a New Leash on Life
Man’s best friend is benefiting from stem-cell therapy. Procedures that began experimentally with horses four years ago were expanded to dogs and cats in May.
Swarthmore College Students Use Mice Stem Cells in New Biology Class Course Believed to Be Only One of Its Kind in Country
In a new biology class at Swarthmore College this fall, students are able to conduct research using embryonic stem cells from mice. Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology William Anderson, “Stem Cells and Cloning” is believed to be the first and only course of its kind in the country.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Preparing Clinical Grade Ag-specific T Cells for Adoptive Immunotherapy Trials
In this review we address salient issues related to the technical, immunologic, practical and regulatory aspects of manufacturing these advanced T-cell products for clinical use.
Has Stem Cell Transplantation Come of Age in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease?
Currently, hematopoietic SCT is the only intervention that can restore normal hematopoiesis to provide a ‘cure’ in sickle cell disease. Yet, this treatment modality is used sparsely.
Cell Therapeutics Supervisor
Philadelphia, PA (AppTec)
Sweden (Wallenberg Neuro Center Neuronal Survival Unit)
Memphis, TN (Cognate Bioservices)