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Genea Biocells becomes the worlds largest provider of human embryonic stem cells

The Australian stem cell company, Genea Biocells, has now become the worlds largest provider of human embryonic stem cell lines to the National Institute of Health (NIH) Stem Cell Registry, with 52 approved lines providing material to academic and c ...[Read More]

STAP acid bath stem cell study under investigation

David Cyranoski reports in Nature that the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Japan has launched an investigation into the alleged irregularities relating to the appearance of duplicate images in papers as well as numerous failed attempts to ...[Read More]

UT Medical branch researchers at Texas Medical Center craft human lungs in lab

Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch have successfully grown a pair of human lungs. The Texas researchers came up with a process of using lungs, typically considered to be too damaged to use in a transplant, and essentially used it a ...[Read More]

New phase IIa trial in the United States and phase III trial in Kazakhstan study the use of CardioCell’s MSC therapy for treating acute myocardial infarction

Stemedica’s CardioCell LLC announced two new clinical trials using its allogeneic stem cell therapy to treat subjects with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a problem facing more than 1.26 million Americans annually.​ ...[Read More]

Advocacy leader, Robert Klein, testing the water for a new California $5 billion initiative to extend CIRM funding

Another $5 billion for CIRM?  U-T San Diego journalist, Bradley Fikes, reports that Robert Klein, past- chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and founder of Prop 71, is testing the public’s support with the possibilit ...[Read More]

Gladstone scientists develop new molecular "cocktail" to transform skin cells into beating heart cells

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have developed a system for generating more efficient and more complete reprogramming of skin cells into cardiac cells. As heart disease is the world's leading cause of death, this process offers a novel step ...[Read More]

Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

A London stem cell study involving 3,000 patients in 11 European countries has begun and hopefully will reveal whether or not stem cell treatments can cut the death rates and repair damaged tissue after a person has a heart attack. Patients who suff ...[Read More]

Register Today for the 4th Advanced Therapies Summit Meeting in Turin, Italy - March 13, 2014

This year's Advanced Therapy Summit will take place on March 13th, immediately following the Bio-Europe Spring meeting in Turin, Italy - registration is now open. This one-day meeting once again brings together top executives from leading European, ...[Read More]

Ingenious - Fixing a Body's Broken Genes is Becoming Possible

February 8, 2014 - (Economist) - "It sounds like science fiction, and for years it seemed as though it was just that: fiction. But the idea of gene therapy-introducing copies of healthy genes into people who lack them, to treat disease-is at la ...[Read More]

Third Rock's Voyager Hunts for CNS Disorders with Gene Therapy

February 12, 2014 - (Xconomy) - "Third Rock today is announcing that it's formed Cambridge, MA-based Voyager Therapeutics, and backed it with a $45 million Series A round of equity financing. Voyager isn't seeing all of that cash up front right ...[Read More]
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