Topic: embryonic stem cells
Shares in ReNeuron fell more than one-third after the release of top-line data at the start of the month but the biotech argued the data are positive.
The week’s biotech news included one stem-cell-derived treatment for diabetes and another for regrowing hair.
A team co-led by Nobel Prize winner Harold Varmus created a model of small cell lung cancer that may help refine treatments during tumor development.
Implanted iPSC-derived, scaffold-based liver tissues produced promising results in mice with tyrosinemia.
A trial of a retinal implant built from embryonic stem cells produced encouraging results in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration.
Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have created a new type of stem cell that retains the ability to develop into any type of cell.
Boston University researchers have devised an efficient way to produce thyroid cells using genetically modified mouse embryonic stem cells. This could lead to generating human thyroid cells, which could allow for the modeling of thyroid disease and help unravel its causes.
Asterias Biotherapeutics has posted data from a phase 1/2a trial of its embryonic stem cell-based therapy.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that they can rapidly produce populations of at least 12 cell types, including bone, heart muscle and cartilage, from human embryonic stem cells.
A new microfluidic tool could be used to duplicate within a laboratory the physiochemical environment needed to develop embryonic stem cells into organized tissue.