Meeting on the Mesa comes at pivotal time for cell and gene therapy industry
Stakeholders from around the cell and gene therapy sector will come together during the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine’s hybrid 2022 Meeting on the Mesa, October 11-13 in Carlsbad, CA, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Read More
Modeling advance enables exploration of cellular processes at atomic resolution
University of Kansas researchers have developed a computational modeling approach that they claim is "tens or hundreds of thousands of times faster" than existing atomic resolution techniques, providing insights into the fundamental biology of cells. Read More
FDA creates “Super Office” to manage growing cell and gene therapy workload
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has elevated and reorganized its Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies to a “Super Office” within the Center of Biologics Research and Evaluation to meet its growing cell and gene therapy workload. Read More
Stanford team synthesizes anticancer compound currently only sourced from rainforest tree
The synthesis of an anticancer compound in the laboratory by Stanford University researchers has cleared a barrier to the widespread use of a drug candidate that is currently extracted from a single plant species. Read More
Mixed bag so far in 2022 for cell and gene therapy sector: ARM report
So far, 2022 has been a mixed bag for the cell and gene therapy sector on the regulatory and investment fronts, according to a new report from the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). Read More
Computational screening uncovers potential painkillers without addictive, sedation properties
University of California, San Francisco researchers have used computational screening of 301 million virtual molecules to uncover non-opioid compounds that treated pain without causing sedation in animals, offering lead candidates as an alternative to narcotics. Read More
Tumor-promoting mutation linked to suppression of anticancer immune response
Mutations that support the growth of tumor cells may also inhibit T cells, preventing the immune system from responding effectively to emerging cancers, according to Harvard Medical School researchers. Read More
Nanoparticles enhance effect of brain stimulation on stroke recovery in rats
Combining nasally administered nanoparticles and noninvasive brain stimulation improves the recovery of ischemic stroke in rats, according to researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and other universities in China. Read More
Biotech licenses drug discovery platform from Harvard, Tufts to study complex CNS diseases
Unravel Biosciences has licensed a drug discovery platform from Harvard University and Tufts University to decode and model complex central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Read More
CRISPR edited rat embryos reveal cause of rare pediatric neurodegenerative disease
Using CRISPR gene editing technology on rat embryos, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have revealed the mutation that is responsible for progressive gait abnormalities and other symptoms in human infants and young children with a rare neurodegenerative disease. Read More
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