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New FDA Pathway to Accelerate Development of Cell Therapies
Jef Akst | May 22, 2017
Four products have already qualified for the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation that provides extra interactions with the agency, and sooner.
Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations
Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2017
A screen of human embryonic stem cell lines finds several that accumulated changes in the gene
including aberrations commonly seen in cancer.
First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository
Kerry Grens | Apr 6, 2017
The UK Stem Cell Bank offers several lines derived from human embryonic tissue.
Suicide Switch for Transplanted Stem Cells
Abby Olena | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers use an inducible gene to limit tumor growth from human iPSCs transplanted into mice.
Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2017
Japanese health officials approve human experiments to treat macular degeneration with a cell therapy derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Nov 15, 2016
caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2016
After a heart attack, monkeys given induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes show more regeneration in the organ, but with risks.
Cancer Immunotherapy Trial Suspended After Deaths
Kerry Grens | Jul 8, 2016
Juno Therapeutics asks the US Food and Drug Administration for permission to restart the CAR-T experiments without chemotherapy.
Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Feb 4, 2016
Injections of progenitor cells into damaged rat hearts may improve function, but not because the implants themselves are creating new muscle.
Staff | Dec 1, 2015
See the soldier whose recovery from a debilitating muscle injury was greatly aided by a cellular therapy plus physical therapy.