cell therapy
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2014
A handful of stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders are showing promise in early-stage trials, and still more are in development. But there’s a long road to travel before patients see real benefit.
 
Stem Cell Trial for Eye Disease Commences
Stem Cell Trial for Eye Disease Commences
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2014
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology will treat the first patient in its clinical trial testing an induced pluripotent stem cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration.
Lawsuit Claims Stem Cells Unsafe
Lawsuit Claims Stem Cells Unsafe
Kerry Grens | Jul 18, 2014
A former employee complains that StemCells, Inc., fired him after he blew the whistle on improper manufacturing practices that could endanger patients.
Stem Cells for Autism?
Stem Cells for Autism?
Kerry Grens | Jul 15, 2014
Scientists express mixed enthusiasm over a trial to use cord blood stem cells as a treatment for autism.
Opinion: Pairing Discovery with Regulatory Rigor
Opinion: Pairing Discovery with Regulatory Rigor
Shawna Jackman | May 13, 2014
To move cell-based therapies into the clinic, academic researchers may benefit by consulting researchers outside of academia and the biopharma industry.
Cell Transplants for Heart Questioned
Cell Transplants for Heart Questioned
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
A report reveals that using bone marrow stem cells to treat heart disease is less promising than a decade of research has let on.
Stem Cells Off the Line
Stem Cells Off the Line
Ronnda L. Bartel | Apr 1, 2014
Researchers work to improve the efficiency of cell therapy manufacturing, while developing procedures to ensure consistent quality.    
 
Deploying the Body’s Army
Deploying the Body’s Army
Jamie Green and Charlotte Ariyan | Apr 1, 2014
Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer
More Evidence of Stem Cell Errors
More Evidence of Stem Cell Errors
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2014
A committee at the University of Düsseldorf finds misconduct in cardiologist Bodo-Eckehard Strauer’s work.  
Judges Side with FDA on Stem Cells
Judges Side with FDA on Stem Cells
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2014
A US federal appeals court maintains that stem cells proliferated in a lab must be regulated as a drug.