Cancer Biomarkers Development and Clinical Use
June 16, 2008 | New York, New York
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Embryos with Three Parents Created in Lab
British scientists have created human embryos with three parents in a development they hope could lead to effective treatments for a range of serious hereditary diseases within five years.
Stem Cells May Help Trial Drugs
Drugs could be screened for potential harmful side-effects before they are trialled in patients using pioneering stem cell research.
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for HIV
For the first time, researchers have slowed and possibly stopped the AIDS virus from reproducing in patients by using a gene therapy that tricks it into self-destructing.
New Direction for Gene Therapy
Researchers have identified a new strategy for circumventing the safety problems that have plagued gene therapy according to a study published online in Cell.
Tattoos May Help Deliver Vaccine
Scientists in Germany say that tattoos could be the ideal way of delivering vaccines into the body.
See-through Fish is Created to Give a Clearer Idea of How Cancer Spreads
A transparent zebrafish has been engineered to allow scientists to watch how cancers develop and behave inside the body in real time.
Molecular Therapy Succeeds in Preventing Craniofacial Birth Defect in Mice
A new gene-based technique has successfully prevented a rare craniofacial birth defect in mice and holds promise to help children with the same disorder.
Alnylam Reports Pre-clinical Progress with RNAi Therapeutics in Neurological Disease
The new study, performed in collaboration with scientists Xandra Breakefield, Ph.D., Bakhos Tannous, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Hewett, Ph.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital, describes the silencing of a key gene implicated in early onset torsion dystonia, known as mutant torsinA.
New Victories for Adult Stem Cell Research Scientists Make Headway in Treating Damaged Hearts with Muscle, Fat and Bone Marrow Cells
Two studies show encouraging promise in using adult muscle stem cells derived from a patients own thigh tissue to treat advanced heart failure.
Cord Blood Registry Reports a Significant Increase in Number of Children Needing Access to Their Own Cord Blood Stem Cells for Treatment
Cord Blood Registry has announced that for the second year in a row, a record number of cord blood stem cell collections stored at CBR have been needed for medical use by the individual child from whom they were collected.
ACOG Revises Opinion On Cord Blood Banking
Physicians should give balanced information to their pregnant patients who are considering cord blood banking, presenting both the advantages and disadvantages of public vs. private cord blood banks, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in a revised Committee Opinion published today in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Generated without Embryo Destruction
The researchers report the derivation of five hESC lines without embryo destruction, including one without hESC coculture.
Transplants of Encapsulated Rat Choroid Plexus Cells Exert Neuroprotection in a Rodent Model of Huntington’s Disease
These data demonstrate that transplanted choroid plexus cells can be used to protect striatal neurons from excitotoxic damage and that the pattern of neuroprotection varies across specific neuronal populations.
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