Scientists Model Human Stem Cells to Recognize Degeneration in Glaucoma In excess of 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a genuine eye condition causing vision misfortune. Utilizing human immature microorganism models, analysts at Indiana University School of Medicine discovered they could break down shortfalls inside cells harmed by glaucoma, with the
MU Advances Chemotherapy-Free Treatment for Cancer in Animals and Humans Osteosarcoma, a common bone cancer in dogs, affects more than 10,000 dogs in the U.S. each year. While chemotherapy is generally effective at killing some of the cancer cells, the numerous side effects can be painful and often a subset
Promising New Treatment for Recurrent Pediatric Brain Cancer Two pediatric brain cancers that are challenging to treat if they recur, medulloblastoma and ependymoma, are the target of a clinical trial using a new type of therapy. A multi-institutional, international team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s
A Secret Experiment Revealed: In a Medical First, Doctors Treat Parkinson’s With a Novel Brain Cell Transplant
A Secret Experiment Revealed: In a Medical First, Doctors Treat Parkinson’s With a Novel Brain Cell Transplant A month before the scheduled surgery, the four researchers were ready to chaperone the brain cells on their 190-mile journey. They never anticipated they were in for “The Amazing Race”-meets-“ER.” Read more...
Study Shows Glaucoma Could Be Successfully Treated with Gene Therapy A new study led by the University of Bristol has shown a common eye condition, glaucoma, could be successfully treated with a single injection using gene therapy, which would improve treatment options, effectiveness and quality of life for many patients.
CRISPR-Based ‘Discovery Engine’ for New Cell Therapies to Advance Cancer Treatments Despite centuries-long efforts to develop cures for cancer, various forms of the disease will kill about 630,000 people in the U.S. in 2020. But hopes are rising for cell therapies – sometimes called “living medicines” – that can boost
FDA Approves Pill for Aggressive Breast Cancer That’s Spread in the Body U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new drug for an aggressive type of breast cancer that’s spread in the body — including into the brain, where it’s especially tough to treat. Read more...
Potential Biomarker for Autism Identified in Infants A biomarker in newborns may signal autism spectrum disorder months or even years before troubling symptoms develop and such diagnoses typically are made. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Stanford University found that some newborns had very low
Diabetes Reversed in Mice With Genetically Edited Stem Cells Derived From Patients Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have transformed stem cells into insulin-producing cells. They used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to correct a defect that caused a form of diabetes, and implanted the cells into
Insight into Alzheimer’s Early Stages Provides Clues to Treatment Strategies Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 5 million people in the U.S., but doctors have limited advice on how to protect against it. The disease develops silently in the brain for two decades or