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FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Cancer Treatment – WebMD

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Aug 30 2017

August 30, 2017 — The FDA has for the first time approved a treatment that uses a patients own genetically modified cells to attack a type of leukemia, opening the door towhat one doctor callsthe breakthrough of the century. The approval Wednesdayallows a process known asCAR-T cell therapy to be used in children or young adults fightinganoften fatal recurrenceof the most common childhoodcancer — B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Policy addresses therapeutic use of stem cells, regenerative medicine – American Veterinary Medical Association

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Aug 30 2017

Policy addresses therapeutic use of stem cells , regenerative medicine American Veterinary Medical Association According to the policy: “Regenerative medicine is defined as the use of biological therapies including platelet rich-plasma, pluripotent stem cells , and multipotent stem cells to effect therapeutic benefit in disease states. While regenerative …

FDA steps up scrutiny of stem cell therapies – Reuters

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Aug 30 2017

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stepping up efforts to better regulate an emerging field of medicine that holds significant promise for curing some of the most troubling diseases by using the body’s own cells. A small number of “unscrupulous actors” have seized on the promise of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies to mislead patients based on unproven, and in some cases, dangerously dubious products, the FDA said on Monday

Canto-Soler joins team at Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine to develop cell-based treatments – CU Anschutz Today (press release)

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Aug 30 2017

Valeria Canto-Soler at work in the lab at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine. When Valeria Canto-Soler, Ph.D., was a biology student in Argentina, she dreamed of a career studying elephants and other African wildlife in their natural habitat. But life took her on a different journey

Fetal membranes may help transform regenerative medicine – Medical Xpress

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Aug 30 2017

August 30, 2017 A new review looks at the potential of fetal membranes, which make up the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus during pregnancy, for regenerative medicine.

FDA warns US Stem Cell Clinic in Sunrise, Florida, of significant deviations – Florida Trend

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Aug 30 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted awarning letterissued to US Stem Cell Clinic of Sunrise, Florida, and its Chief Scientific Officer Kristin Comella for marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice requirements, including some that could impact the sterility of their products, putting patients at risk. Stem cell clinics that mislead vulnerable patients into believing they are being given safe, effective treatments that are in full compliance with the law are dangerously exploiting consumers and putting their health at risk, said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D

Human Stem Cells Repair Spinal Cord Injuries In Mice At Human Biological Rate – IFLScience

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Aug 30 2017

Researchers at the University of California San Diego and at the San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center have shown that human neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted onto the spinal cord injuries of mice produced a functional recovery after one year. The team has shown that the NSCs continue to grow slowly and steadily even18 months after implantation. The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and set out to answer how long it would take for the cells to mature inside the rodents

First Atlas of B-cell Clones in the Human Body Charted – Technology Networks

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Aug 30 2017

Credit: Alexander H. Farley A new anatomic atlas of how B cells the immune systems producer of antibodies link up to form networks has been charted by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FDA Cracks Down on Stem Cell Clinics But Patients Are Still at Risk – TIME

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Aug 29 2017

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the agency is targeting clinics that offer unproven stem cell therapies , calling such offices “unscrupulous clinics” selling “so-called cures.” The FDA seized materials from one clinic in California, and sent a warning letter to another in Florida.

CSL Behring buys Calimmune for early stem cell, gene therapy boost – FierceBiotech

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Aug 29 2017

CSL Behring has paid out $91 million upfront for biotech Calimmune and gains a preclinical asset for sickle cell disease and -thalassemia, adding to its blood disease pipeline. The biotech is working onexvivo hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) gene therapy, with R&D facilities in Pasadena, California, and Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, that will now transfer over to CSL.



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