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Novel Imaging Model Helps Reveal New Therapeutic Target for Pancreatic Cancer

Antisense treatment in preclinical models shows effectiveness against deadly tumors June 06, 2016  |  Scott LaFee Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common of pancreatic cancers, is extraordinarily lethal, with a 5-year survival rate of just 6 percent. Chemotherapy treatments are poorly effective, in part due to a high degree of drug-resistance to currently used regimens. In

EpiBone helps patients “grow their own bone”

MEDCITY News, by Meghana Keshavan ~ August 13, 2014 New York regenerative medicine startup EpiBone‘s tagline is apt: “Grow your own bone.” It uses a patient’s own stem cells to create transplantable, highly personalized bone grafts, going after a 900,000-strong market of patients that need some variety of bone graft to treat, say, severe bone

Patient stem cells used to make ‘heart disease-on-a-chip’

ScienceDaily, Source: Harvard University by Joseph Caputo ~ May 11, 2014 Harvard scientists have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease. The research appears to be a big step forward for personalized medicine, as it is working proof that a chunk

Removing Brg1 gene from leukemia stem cells prevented them from dividing, surviving and making new tumors

Medical News Today, by Staff ~ February 17, 2014 A group of researchers at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of Universite de Montreal discovered a promising new approach to treating leukemia by disarming a gene that is responsible for tumor progression. That gene, known as Brg1 is a key regulator of

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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

Scientists use 3-D printer to speed human embryonic stem cell research

Scientific American, by Larry Greenemeier Every week, it seems, there’s a new breakthrough in 3-D printing that promises us the ability to (eventually) fabricate some new thing in one of those glass-walled wonder boxes. Such things have included everything from spare parts for the International Space Station above to the beef on our dinner plates