Join Us: Sept 19 Congressional Lunch Briefing on Regenerative Cell Therapies

Join Us: Sept 19 Congressional Lunch Briefing on Regenerative Cell Therapies

Addressing the problem of “bad actors”! Regenerative Medicine Foundation and Alliance for Cell Therapy NOW organize educational briefing for U.S. House and Senate – Washington, D.C. September 19th 12pm – 1:30pm ET (lunch will be served) at 902 Hart Senate Office Building Regenerative cellular therapies represent the next generation of groundbreaking treatments that are showing […]

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Study shows Mesenchymal Stromal Cells importance of tissue origin in predicting function

Study shows Mesenchymal Stromal Cells importance of tissue origin in predicting function

DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB)September 10, 2019 – A new study released today in STEM CELLS demonstrates that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) expanded from adipose tissue (ASC) outperform those expanded from bone marrow (BM-MSCs). Importantly, while several previous studies have compared the performance of BM-MSCs versus ASCs, this is the first to pair MSCs from the same […]

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At last!  Google policy bars ads for unproven stem cell and gene therapies – acknowledges “good actors”

At last! Google policy bars ads for unproven stem cell and gene therapies – acknowledges “good actors”

September 6, 2019 – Digital advertising helps fuel an open internet for people all over the world — allowing billions of people to ask questions, find answers, and discover new ideas. We know the digital ads ecosystem can only flourish if it’s a place that is safe and trustworthy for users. That’s why we have […]

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Study shows stem cells may be better choice than tissue transplantation for treating LSCD

Study shows stem cells may be better choice than tissue transplantation for treating LSCD

Durham, NC – Results of a phase II clinical trial released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM) indicate that a limbal stem cell (LSC) transplantation is superior to a tissue graft in treating limbal stem cell deficiency syndrome (LSCD). This could result in a new and better treatment for LSCD, a condition that is […]

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FDA sends warning to company for selling unapproved umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord products that may put patients at risk; continues to warn patients of the risk of unapproved stem cell therapy

FDA sends warning to company for selling unapproved umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord products that may put patients at risk; continues to warn patients of the risk of unapproved stem cell therapy

Stemell sold stem cell products without required FDA approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Stemell, Inc. (Stemell), of San Juan Capistrano, California, and its president and Chief Executive Officer, Peyman Taeidi, Ph.D., for manufacturing and distributing unapproved products derived from umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord and for significant deviations from current […]

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Woman is first to receive cornea made from ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells

Woman is first to receive cornea made from ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells

The transparent cornea protects the eye from damage. Image credit: Ralph C. Eagle Jnr/Science Photo Library The Japanese woman’s vision has improved since the transplant, say her doctors. By: David Cyranoski – Nature.com A Japanese woman in her forties has become the first person in the world to have her cornea repaired using reprogrammed stem […]

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The ‘unwarranted hype’ of stem cell therapies

Clinics claim that expensive stem cell therapies can help patients with dementia, autism, multiple sclerosis and even cerebral palsy – and crowdfunding campaigns to pay for the treatments are increasingly common. But are the patients and the donors being misled about the benefits and the risks? By Jules Montague for BBC Future – Link to […]

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The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Releases Statement of Principles on Genome Editing

The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Releases Statement of Principles on Genome Editing

Washington, D.C. – August 27, 2019 – The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the international advocacy organization representing the cell and gene therapy and broader regenerative medicine sector, today released a Therapeutic Developers’ Statement of Principles, setting forth a bioethical framework for the use of gene editing in therapeutic applications. The statement, developed by ARM’s […]

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UC San Diego Receives $9 Million in Grants to Pinpoint Cellular Cause of Type 1 Diabetes

UC San Diego Receives $9 Million in Grants to Pinpoint Cellular Cause of Type 1 Diabetes

In a multi-institutional research project, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers have teamed up to create a human cell model of type 1 diabetes that includes a vascularized human pancreatic islet in a dish. Pictured are blood vessels in green and islets (cell nuclei) in magenta. August 13, 2019  |  Yadira Galindo – University of […]

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Health & Business: Mayo, UNF centers boost city’s innovation ecosystem

Health & Business: Mayo, UNF centers boost city’s innovation ecosystem

Mayo Clinic’s Life Sciences Incubator, UNF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, “a powerful addition” to the city. by: Katie Garwood – Jacksonville Daily Record Vic Nole, executive director of the Life Sciences Incubator. In the six years since Jim Stallings founded PS27 Ventures, he says Jacksonville’s startup and innovation ecosystem has changed rapidly and expanded. He said […]

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