• Defective glial cells can push neurons toward Parkinsons disease
    Researchers from the University of Barcelona have shown that defective versions of human brain cells called astrocytes are linked to the buildup of a toxic protein that is the hallmark of Parkinsons disease.

  • Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs
    The brains of dead pigs have been somewhat revived by scientists hours after the animals were killed in a slaughterhouse.

  • Essential amino acid in humans, methionine, controls cell growth programs
    A recent study from the Laxman lab elucidates how a small metabolite and amino acid, methionine, acts as a growth signal for cells by setting into motion a metabolic program for cell proliferation.

  • Scientists print first 3D heart using a patient’s own cells
    Researchers managed to successfully print the first ever 3D heart that uses cells and biological materials from a patient. The medical breakthrough, which was published today in Advanced Science, managed to produce an entire heart, complete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers a marked improvement over previous attempts that only printed simple tissues without vessels.

  • FDA Clears the IND for UCARTCS1, the First Allogeneic CAR-T to Treat Multiple Myeloma Patients
    UCARTCS1 is based on a tailored manufacturing process developed by Cellectis, which removes both the CS1 antigen and TCR from the T-cell surface using TALEN® gene editing technology, before adding the CS1 CAR construct.