Archive for May, 2015

Clinical Trial Moves Stem Cell Therapy for ALS Patients One Step Closer to Reality

The trial was the next phase of research into stem cells and ALS being conducted at Hanyang University and Corestem Inc., both in Seoul, and Inje University College of Medicine in Busan. ALS is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disea…

Mayo Clinic’s Abba Zubair excited about upcoming test of stem cells returning to Earth’s atmosphere

Abba Zubair, medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, has been waiting for almost a year-and-half to fulfil his goal of sending stem cells into space. He hasn’t accomplished that yet though he …

OncoMed Publishes Data On Tarextumab’s Anti-Cancer Stem Cell Activity In Clinical Cancer Research

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMED), today announced that data summarizing preclinical study results for its anti-Notch2/3 antibody, tarextumab (OMP-59R5) were published in the May 1, 2015 …

Eye Stem Cell Therapy: First Clinical Trial Successful In Asia

In a recent development, a team of scientists in Korea has successfully injected human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal support cells into the eyes of four men suffering from macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an age-related medica…