B.C. researchers launching clinical trial for first genetically engineered stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes

New UBC research aims to free Type 1 diabetes patients from daily insulin injections. Credit: Unsplash https://news.ubc.ca/2022/05/12/b-c-researchers-launching-clinical-trial-for-first-genetically-engineered-stem-cell-based-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes/

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Unlocking the Mystery of Why a Plant Virus Is So Powerful at Fighting Cancer – Even Metastatic Cancer

Veronique Beiss, who is the study’s first author, prepares a tray of plants to produce cowpea mosaic virus nanoparticles. Credit: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering https://scitechdaily.com/unlocking-the-mystery-of-why-a-plant-virus-is-so-powerful-at-fighting-cancer-even-metastatic-cancer/

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Sleep deprivation negatively affects the stem cells in the cornea, study reveals

During the study, the scientists also found that sleep deprivation also altered the composition of the protective tear film. (Image Credit: Pixabay) https://www.financialexpress.com/healthcare/news-healthcare/sleep-deprivation-negatively-affects-the-stem-cells-in-the-cornea-study-reveals/2508014/

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Cartilage tissue from stem cells could help prevent the loss of functionality from intervertebral disks degeneration

Six months after transplantation of human iPS cell-derived cartilaginous nucleus pulposus (hiPS-Cart) into the rats with intervertebral disk degeneration model. Histology at six months after…more Credit: 2022 Takashi Kamatani et […]

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Scientists say they can read nearly the whole genome of an IVF-created embryo

A California company says it can decode most of the genome of an early human embryo, like one shown here that’s about 4 days old.Pascal Goetgheluck/Science Source https://www.science.org/content/article/scientists-say-they-can-read-nearly-whole-genome-ivf-created-embryo?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WeeklyLatestNews&utm_content=alert&et_rid=193273214&et_cid=4169611

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As creator of ‘CRISPR babies’ nears release from prison, where does embryo editing stand?

Not long after revealing his creation of genetically engineered babies at a Hong Kong meeting, He Jiankui was imprisoned in China for the act.NATIONAL ACADEMIES/FLICKR (CC BY-NC-SA) https://www.science.org/content/article/creator-crispr-babies-nears-release-prison-where-does-embryo-editing-stand?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WeeklyLatestNews&utm_content=alert&et_rid=193273214&et_cid=4169611

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Scientists make further inroads into reversing ageing process of cells

In experiments simulating a skin wound, older cells were exposed to a concoction of chemicals that ‘reprogrammed’ them to behave more like youthful cells. Photograph: David Davies/PA https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/apr/08/scientists-make-further-inroads-into-reversing-ageing-process-of-cells

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