Texas Has Sanctioned Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies. Will It Change Anything?

(Science) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday signed a bill allowing clinics and companies in the state to offer people unproven stem cell interventions without the testing and approval required under federal law. Like the “right to try” laws that … Read More

Stem Cell Therapy May Harm Heart Disease Patients, Study Finds

(News-Medical) – Patients with severe and end-stage heart failure have few treatment options available to them apart from transplants and “miraculous” stem cell therapy. But a new Tel Aviv University study finds that stem cell therapy may, in fact, harm … Read More

Cell Therapies Getting Second Chance in Parkinson’s

(MedPage Today) – Two clinical trials using cell therapies to treat Parkinson’s disease, one using fetal tissue and one using cells derived from embryonic stem cells (ESCs), seek to learn from the mixed results of earlier work using fetal tissue … Read More

Cardiac Stem Cells from Heart Disease Patients Potentially Harmful

(UPI) – A new study by Tel Aviv University has found that cardiac stem cell therapy from cardiovascular disease patients may be harmful to patients. “We found that, contrary to popular belief, tissue stem cells derived from sick hearts do … Read More

Eye-Opening Picture of Fetal Immune System Emerges

(Nature) – For Jerry Chan, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, understanding the fetal immune system was important for his goal of developing stem-cell treatments and gene therapies for genetic disorders in developing … Read More

Brain Cell Transplants Are Being Tested Once Again for Parkinson’s

(NPR) – Researchers are working to revive a radical treatment for Parkinson’s disease. The treatment involves transplanting healthy brain cells to replace cells killed off by the disease. It’s an approach that was tried decades ago and then set aside … Read More

Stem Cell-Based Spinal Cord Therapy Expanded to More Patients

(The San Diego Union-Tribune) – An experimental therapy to repair spinal cord injury with stem cell-derived tissue is progressing smoothly, according to a leader of that trial who spoke at a conference on stem cell therapy. The Phase 1 safety … Read More

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