Mesoblast shares savaged on poor trial results for COVID treatment

Mesoblast chief executive Silviu Itescu. The company was hoping to show its flagship product, remestemcel-L, would help patients with moderate to severe respiratory distress because of coronavirus.CREDIT:CREDIT: ARSINEH HOUSPIAN https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/mesoblast-shares-savaged-on-poor-covid-trial-results-20201218-p56onp.html

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In a stem cell experiment that seemingly failed, scientists see a possible way to prevent a devastating disease

In the new study, fertilized mouse eggs, made from stem cells, divided into two, four, and eight cells, but no further. COURTESY KATSUHIKO HAYASHI https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/16/stem-cell-experiment-scientists-see-possible-way-to-prevent-devastating-inherited-disease/

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Hematologist/Stem Cell Biologist to Direct Hematology and Cellular Therapy at Cedars-Sinai

John Chute, MD, has been selected to direct the Division of Hematology and Cellular Therapy in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Photo by Cedars-Sinai https://www.newswise.com/articles/hematologiststem-cell-biologist-to-direct-hematology-and-cellular-therapy-at-cedars-sinai

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Study Shows No Increased Frequency of Cancer-Causing Mutations in Naïve Pluripotent Stem Cells

Human embryonic stem cell colonies that have been stained for alkaline phosphatase (red). Credit: Yuhuan Wang, Cell Image Library https://www.technologynetworks.com/cell-science/news/study-shows-no-increased-frequency-of-cancer-causing-mutations-in-nave-pluripotent-stem-cells-343957

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France is developing bionic soldiers resistant to pain with microchip-enhanced brain power and superior hearing

France is developing bionic soldiers resistant to pain and stress with microchip-enhanced brain power https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9034127/France-developing-bionic-soldiers-resistant-pain-microchip-enhanced-brain-power.html

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