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FDA Approves MSC-NP Therapy as Investigational New Drug in MS Clinical Trial: A Research Milestone

Research Center of New York, by Staff ~ August 16, 2013 The stem cell research division of the Tisch MS Research Center of New York proudly announces Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of autologous, mesenchymal stem cell-derived neural progenitor cells (MSC-NPs) as an Investigational New Drug (IND) for an open label, phase I clinical

December 24th, 2013|Categories: Autoimmune Diseases, Clinical Trials|

Non-Toxic Therapy For Lupus Successfully Tested On Patients

Red Orbit, by Rebekah Eliason ~ November 12, 2013 Scientists from Northwestern Medicine have brought new hope to patients with lupus. A new nontoxic therapy that suppresses lupus in blood samples was designed and successfully tested on patients with the autoimmune disease. There is hope this treatment will replace the use of toxic drugs that

Immune System Boosted By Stem-Cell-Based Strategy In Mouse Model

Medical News Today, by Staff ~ May 20, 2013 Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory. The researchers showed that, in mice, the tissue can be used to foster the development of white blood cells the body needs

Stem cell research for new MS treatment

Health Canal, by Staff Modified adult stem cells may hold the key to a new treatment for multiple sclerosis, according to University of Adelaide researchers, speaking during 'Kiss Goodbye to MS' month. The researchers have started a three-year research project using adult stem cells from fat tissue to send cells with special anti-inflammatory properties directly

UCSD Team Invents Brain Cell Breakthrough

Friday, Mar. 8, 2013  McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine “If we learn how to manipulate PTB, which appears to be a kind of master regulator, we might eventually be able to avoid some of these problems by creating new neurons in patients using their own cells’ adjacent deteriorating neurons,” said Dr. Fu. Repression of a single

Autoimmune Disorders & Regenerative Medicine

Feb. 26, 2013  Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) Overview Autoimmune disorders are conditions where the body produces an inappropriate response to healthy tissue and substances normally in the body, effectively destroying them. The body’s immune system is unable to tell the difference between healthy body tissues and antigens such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells,

Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Skin

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News~Reprogrammed skin cells can be turned into brain cells that may be highly effective in treating myelin disorders like multiple sclerosis and pediatric leukodystrophies, according to researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). The team says that their study is the first successful attempt to employ human induced pluripotent

February 8th, 2013|Categories: Autoimmune Diseases|Tags: , , |