Monthly Archives: February, 2016

NCER Open Letter to FDA Committee Regarding Gene Editing

Attn: Michael Berrios The Committee on Ethical and Social Policy Considerations of Novel Techniques for Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Diseases   Dear Committee Members: There are at least five reasons why the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research recommends that the FDA deny licensure for the use of […]

Insulin-producing pancreatic cells created from human skin cells New cells prevented the onset of diabetes in an animal model of the disease

Science Daily   Jan 6, 2016   Gladstone Institute Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have successfully converted human skin cells into fully-functional pancreatic cells. The new cells produced insulin in response to changes in glucose levels, and, when transplanted into mice, the cells protected the animals from […]

Sylvester Stem-Cell Patients Celebrate Their Transformed Lives

Miami Herald  Jan 14, 2016  By Glenn Garvin Keith Oliver, patient 500 to receive a stem-cell transplant for Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Oliver was one of many patients celebrating their new lives Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at a reunion of stem-cell transplant patients. PEDRO PORTAL It wasn’t quite all ab...

MS Patient Became First Scot To Successfully Have Radical Stem Cell Treatment Hailed by Medical Experts

Daily Record  Jan 25, 2016  By David Taylor Multiple  sclerosis patient Lucy Clarke is the first Scot to successfully have the radical stem cell treatment that’s being hailed as “miraculous” by experts. Medics are now hopeful that it could eradicate the degenerative neurological condition. Lucy, from Inverness, had to raise £40,000 for treatment in Moscow as she […]

Sheffield Medics Help Paralysed Patients Walk Again

The Star  Jan 19, 2016 Paralysed multiple sclerosis sufferers are walking again thanks to life-changing treatment in Sheffield. A trial at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital has seen 20 patients receive bone marrow transplants using their own stem cells in a bid to ‘re-boot’ their immune systems, which has helped some people walk again. The trial […]