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Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
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Fact Check: Here's the Deal With Trump's Antibody Cocktail and Fetal Cells

The inevitable happened, and Donald Trump wound up hospitalized with covid-19. But now Trump is supposedly recovered and back to his usual business, like recording galaxy-brain videos calling his infection a “blessing from God.” One thing that the president has said may well be true: that he recovered with the help of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Stem Cells, Donald Trump, Antibodies, Trump, Regeneron, Covid 19


Stem-cell capsules could help people recover from heart damage

Could this help stem cell treatments be more effective?
Tags: News, Trends, Stem Cells


Mission Bio raises $70 million to help scale its tech for improving the development of targeted cancer therapies

California-based startup Mission Bio has raised a new $70 million Series C funding round, led by Novo Growth and including participating from Soleus Capital and existing investors Mayfield, Cota and Agilent. Mission Bio will use the funding to scale its Tapestri Platform, which uses the company’s work in single-cell multi-omics technology to help optimize clinical trials for targeted, precision cancer therapies. Mission Bio’s single-cell multi-omics platform is unique in the therapeutic industry...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Biology, California, Drugs, Stanford, Cancer, Articles, Tech, Stem Cells, Biotech, Cancer Research, Crispr, Biotechnology, Life Sciences


Shady Stem Cell Therapies Can Cause Tumors, Infections, and Death, Doctors Report

A team of neurologists are raising a red flag over risky and unproven stem cell therapies. Their new study suggests that their fellow doctors are frequently asked about these controversial procedures by desperate patients. Many doctors are also seeing patients with serious complications from stem cell therapy,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Multiple Sclerosis, Stem Cells, Stem Cell Therapy


Swiss scientists grew mini Neanderthal brains in petri dishes

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology in Basel, Switzerland have attempted to isolate the Neanderthal DNA from certain human stem cells. A leader on the project, Grayson Camp, had already performed a similar experiment using chimpanzee stem cells, to get a better understanding of the differences between chimp and human brains. Their research, titled "Human Stem Cell Resources Are an Inroad to Neandertal DNA Functions," was published on June 18, 2020, and began with...
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Bit Bio’s “enter button for the keyboard to the software of life” nabs the company $41.5 million

Bit Bio, the new startup which pitches itself as the “enter button for the keyboard to the software of life” only needed three weeks to raise its latest $41.5 million round of funding. Originally known as Elpis Biotechnology and named for the Greek goddess of hope, the Cambridge, England-based company was founded by Mark Kotter in 2016 to commercialize technology that can reduce the cost and increase the production capacity for human cell lines. These cells can be used in targeted gene therap...
Tags: TC, Biology, Cancer, Tech, United Kingdom, Stem Cells, Cambridge, Disease, Cambridge University, Director, Operating System, Crispr, Biotechnology, Founder, Life Sciences, Juno


Bio Roundup: ASCO Opens, Merck Takes On COVID, Evofem’s Approval & More

A year ago about 40,000 people gathered in Chicago for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Today a virtual version of the ASCO conference, the cancer field’s largest, kicks off, with oncologists and others tuning in from throughout the country and around the world to check out the latest in cancer research.ASCO 2020 won’t be the Windy City gathering it usually is, but drug and diagnostics developers are still raring to share fresh data from their efforts in cancer i...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, Funding, Trends, Merck, Chicago, Alzheimer's Disease, Incubator, Stem Cells, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Fda, National, Contraception, GlaxoSmithKline, Ai


Shady Stem Cell Clinics Are Peddling 'Immune-Boosting' Covid-19 Treatments

Some stem cell clinics are trying to take advantage of the covid-19 pandemic, according to an expert who has been tracking the industry. Clinics both in and out of the U.S. are marketing stem cells as a preventative, “immune-boosting” treatment against the coronavirus, with little to no evidence to back up their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stem Cells, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Fate Inks $100M Deal With Janssen for Stem Cell-Derived Cancer Therapies

Fate Therapeutics has signed an agreement with Janssen Biotech to develop new cancer cell therapies that are derived from stem cells and landed $100 million up front as part of the global collaboration deal.The San Diego-based biotech has built a pipeline of experimental cell therapies that use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to create chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell and CAR natural killer (NK) cell treatments. Fate (NASDAQ: FATE) has used iPSCs to make clonal cell lines that it l...
Tags: Deals, Cancer, Trends, Stem Cells, Collaboration, San Diego, Immunotherapy, Biotech, Life Sciences, Agreement, Clinical Trials, Janssen, Janssen Biotech, National blog main, National top stories, San Diego blog main


Unproven Stem Cell Therapy Gets OK for Testing in Coronavirus Patients

The treatment, which has been promoted by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, will begin early-stage clinical trials.
Tags: News, Stem Cells, Food And Drug Administration, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Clinical Trials, Rudolph W, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Tests (Medical, Celularity, Your-feed-healthcare, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Venture-backed Celularity receives FDA approval for early trials of a new cell therapy for COVID-19

Celularity, the venture-backed developer of novel cell therapies for cancer treatments, has received an initial clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to begin early-stage clinical trials on a potential treatment for COVID-19. The company, which has raised at least $290 million to date (according to Crunchbase), uses “Natural Killer” (NK) cell therapies to boost the immune system’s disease-fighting response. For Celularity, those NK cells are derived from stem cells cultivated from p...
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Aspen Neuroscience raises $70M for its experimental Parkinson Disease treatment

Since 2012, Dr. Jeanne Loring, the founder of the eponymous Loring Lab at Scripps Research, has been thinking about how to use pluripotent stem cells as a potential treatment for Parkinson Disease. Now, eight years later, Aspen Neuroscience, the company she founded to bring her research to market has raised $70 million in funding and is set to begin clinical trials. Roughly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson disease, which destroys parts of the brain responsible for motor function. Th...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Biology, Tech, Stem Cells, Sam Altman, Fda, Parkinson's Disease, University Of California, Biotechnology, Founder, Aspen, Parkinson, Peter Thompson, John Gurdon, University of California Irvine


Aspen Neuroscience raises $70M for its experimental Parkinson’s Disease treatment

Since 2012, Dr. Jeanne Loring, the founder of the eponymous Loring Lab at Scripps Research, has been thinking about how to use pluripotent stem cells as a potential treatment for Parkinson Disease. Now, eight years later, Aspen Neuroscience, the company she founded to bring her research to market has raised $70 million in funding and is set to begin clinical trials. Roughly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson disease, which destroys parts of the brain responsible for motor function. Th...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Biology, Tech, Stem Cells, Sam Altman, Fda, Parkinson's Disease, University Of California, Biotechnology, Founder, Aspen, Parkinson, Peter Thompson, John Gurdon, University of California Irvine


Aspen Neuroscience raises $70 million for its experimental Parkinson Disease treatment

Since 2012, Dr. Jeanne Loring, the founder of the eponymous Loring Lab at Scripps Research, has been thinking about how to use pluripotent stem cells as a potential treatment for Parkinson Disease. Now, eight years later, Aspen Neuroscience, the company she founded to bring her research to market has raised $70 million in funding and is set to begin clinical trials. Roughly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson disease, which destroys parts of the brain responsible for motor function. Th...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Biology, Tech, Stem Cells, Sam Altman, Fda, Parkinson's Disease, University Of California, Biotechnology, Founder, Aspen, Parkinson, Peter Thompson, John Gurdon, University of California Irvine


His Immune System Went Out of Whack. The Usual Treatment Didn’t Work. Why?

A 61-year-old man lost more than 25 pounds in a matter of a few months and was not responding to treatment. The doctor was stumped.
Tags: News, Cancer, Immune System, Stem Cells, Norovirus, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Clinical Infectious Diseases (Journal


Second person ever to be cleared of HIV reveals identity

Adam Castillejo, known as the London patient, goes public to give hope to others with illnessThe second person ever to be cleared of HIV has revealed his identity, saying he wants to be an “ambassador of hope” to others with the condition.Adam Castillejo, the so-called London patient, was declared free of HIV last year, 18 months after stopping antiretroviral therapy following a stem cell – or bone marrow – transplant to treat blood cancer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Biology, Cancer, Society, World news, Medical Research, Stem Cells, Aids and HIV, Cancer Research, Adam Castillejo


Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.
Tags: News, Research, Stem Cells, Hair, Mice, Anxiety and Stress, Nerves and Nervous System, Cortisol (Hormone, Your-feed-science


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing …
Tags: Art, Wearables, Weather, Music, Science, Design, Air Travel, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Diamonds, Airplanes, Stem Cells, Meteorology, Exhibitions, Airbus


World’s First Living Robots Assembled from Frog Stem Cells

“These are entirely new lifeforms. They have never before existed on Earth,” Michael Levin, the director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, tells The Guardian. “They are living, programmable organisms.” Levin and other researchers in the US have created the first-ever living machines: robots composed of biological tissue, assembled from African clawed frog (xenopus laevis) stem cells and designed on …
Tags: Science, Design, Life, US, Tech, Robots, Stem Cells, Robotics, Linkaboutit, Tufts University, Levin, Michael Levin, Medford Massachusetts, Organisms, Allen Discovery Center, Xenobots


At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Helen Obando is the youngest person ever to get a gene therapy that scientists hope will cure the disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans.
Tags: News, Stem Cells, Genetic Engineering, Pioneer, Clinical Trials, Genetics and Heredity, BlueBird Bio, Boston Children's Hospital, Sickle Cell Anemia, Helen Obando


Aspen Neuro Bags $6.5M to Test Parkinson’s Disease Stem Cell Therapy

Nearly nine years ago Jeanne Loring and her colleagues at Scripps Research debuted a test that leveraged advances in genomics and data science to determine, without testing in animals, whether human stem cells were “pluripotent,” or able to become any type of cell in the body.Being able to prove that has become increasingly important as scientists look to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)—mature, specialized cells that have been reprogrammed as immature cells, regaining the capability of b...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Stem Cells, San Diego, Parkinson's Disease, Biotech, Life Sciences, ARCH Venture Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, National blog main, National top stories, San Diego blog main, San Diego top stories, OrbiMed, Domain Associates, Scripps Research


Newly launched pet health startup Gallant wants you to bank your dog’s stem cells for $990

With $11 million in funding and a mission to open up the doors of regenerative therapies to dogs across the nation, the Los Angeles based startup Gallant is now opening its doors for the first time. The company was founded by DogVacay founder and chief executive Aaron Hirschhorn after seeing his own pet’s struggle with debilitating illness and knowing firsthand that regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies could help. “I struggled with debilitating chronic back pain for more than a decade, ...
Tags: TC, Biology, Los Angeles, Tech, Stem Cells, Rover, Illness, Black, Biotechnology, Emerging-technologies, Dogvacay, Life Sciences, Gallant, Maveron, Linda Black, Science Inc


Viagra Might Someday Enhance Bone Marrow Transplants

The long story of sildenafil citrate, best known by the brand name Viagra, may have another chapter to it. Researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz think the drug can improve how we perform bone marrow transplants, as part of a combination therapy that allows doctors to harvest stem cells from patients…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stem Cells, Viagra, University of California Santa Cruz, Transplants, Sildenafil


Mice Regain Their Sense of Smell After New Stem Cell Therapy

Smells, like the tangy scent of the ocean or the acrid odor of smoke, are powerful cues that shape our memories and warn us of imminent threats. But for approximately 12 percent of Americans over the age of 40, this crucial sense is significantly reduced or absent altogether. While scientists are still working to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stem Cells, Senses, Smell, Mice


Stem Cell Treatments Flourish With Little Evidence That They Work

The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints.
Tags: News, Stem Cells, Food And Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bone Marrow, Hips, Knees, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Your-feed-healthcare, Regenexx


Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells

Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.
Tags: News, Parenting, Cancer, Leukemia, Stem Cells, Blood Donation, Indiana University, Bone Marrow, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Transplants, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Broxmeyer, Hal E


N.Y. Attorney General Sues Manhattan Stem Cell Clinic, Citing Rogue Therapies

Echoing F.D.A. concerns, the state’s top prosecutor accused Park Avenue Stem Cell of charging thousands of dollars for unproven, unregulated treatments.
Tags: News, Stem Cells, Food And Drug Administration, James, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Medicine and Health, Letitia, Manhattan (NYC, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Manhattan Stem Cell Clinic Citing Rogue Therapies


Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — Again

Warning that unapproved stem-cell treatments put patients at risk, the F.D.A. is notifying clinics and manufacturers that flout its rules.
Tags: News, Stem Cells, Food And Drug Administration, Gottlieb, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Scott (1972-, California Stem Cell Treatment Center, U.S. Stem Cell Clinic, Cord for Life Inc


Scientists grow 'mini-brain on the move' that can contract muscle

Cambridge researchers grew ‘organoid’ that spontaneously connected to spinal cordScientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish with a spinal cord and muscles attached, an advance that promises to accelerate the study of conditions such as motor neurone disease.The lentil-sized grey blob of human brain cells were seen to spontaneously send out tendril-like connections to link up with the spinal cord and muscle tissue, which was taken from a mouse. The muscles were then seen to visibly contrac...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Society, Mental Health, Genetics, Schizophrenia, Medical Research, Stem Cells, Cambridge, Epilepsy, University of Cambridge, Motor Neurone Disease