UC San Diego Health treats first cancer patient with iPSC-derived cell therapy

UC San Diego Health Treats 1st Cancer Patient with Stem-Cell Derived Natural Killer Cells Fate Therapeutics, in collaboration with UC San Diego researcher, developed first off-the-shelf immunotherapy from human induced pluripotent stem cells that is now in clinical trials. After 10 years in remission, Derek Ruff’s cancer returned, this time as stage IV colon cancer. […]

Scientists find new way to produce brain cells from single iPSC

Li Gan, PhD, wants to find treatments to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Like most researchers, she’s hit a few major roadblocks. When researchers like Gan find potential new drugs, they must be tested on human cells to confirm they can benefit patients. Historically, these tests have been conducted in cancer cells, which often don’t […]

‘Eye-in-a-dish’ model helps scientists to uncover ‘surprising’ AMD gene variant

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have uncovered a new genetic variant responsible for blood vessel dysregulation in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a retinal eye disease whose exact cause is yet to be discovered. The study was published in the journal Stem Cell Reports on 9th May 2019. What is Age-related Macular Degeneration […]

Human Immune Cells Produced in a Dish in World First

 Date: January 8, 2020Source: Murdoch Children’s Research InstituteSummary: A research team has reproduced and visualized the earliest developmental steps in human immune cell production in the laboratory and are now set to advance our understanding of childhood diseases like leukemia and autoimmune conditions.  Human Immune Cells Produced in a Culture Dish One day the advance […]