‘Gene Therapy in a Box’ Effective, Reports Nature Communications

(Medical Xpress) – A table-top device that enables medical staff to genetically manipulate a patient’s blood to deliver potential new therapies for cancer, HIV and other diseases would eliminate the need for multi-million-dollar “clean rooms,” making gene therapy more possible … Read More

From Stem Cell to Oocyte in a Dish

(The Scientist) – For the first time, scientists generate functional mouse eggs from stem cells in culture. Scientists have for this first time reprogrammed murine embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into fully functional oocytes in … Read More

Research Points to Way to Improve the Therapeutic Potential of Stem Cells

(Eurekalert) – Stem cells hold great promise for transforming medical care related to a diverse range of conditions, but the cells often lose some of their therapeutic potential when scientists try to grow and expand them in the laboratory. A … Read More

New RNA Stem Cell Editing Reduces Unintended Genetic Complications

(Science Daily) – An international collaboration of government, university, and industry resources showed the promise of using RNA as a safe way to both make and modify induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) from patient cells for clinical applications in regenerative … Read More

Cancer Not Mainly Down to ‘Bad Luck,’ Finds Stem Cell Study

(Medical News Today) – Last year, a controversial study suggested the majority of cancer cases are down to “bad luck” – that is, random DNA mutations in adult stem cells that are not caused by lifestyle factors. A new study … Read More

Nearly 50% Reduction in Diabetic Food Ulcers with Stem Cells

(Medscape) – Local injection of mesenchymal stem cells derived from autologous bone marrow shows promise in healing recalcitrant neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers, a novel study from Egypt shows. Presenting the results at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes … Read More

Research Shows Degenerative Diseases Affecting the Retina May Be Treatable with Gene Therapy

(News-Medical) – Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation in the CLN3 gene causes early-onset severe … Read More

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