AACR 2016: Cancer Immunotherapy and Beyond Friday, May 06, 2016 At this year's meeting there was a palpable buzz around subjects ranging from microbiomics to the tumor microenvironment and cancer vaccines, big data to in vitro and in vivo modeling and drug delivery (to name just a few).Turning Skin Cells into Heart, Brain Cells Tuesday, May 03, 2016 In a major breakthrough, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. Stem Cells Know How to Unwind Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Research led by the Babraham Institute with collaborators in the UK, Canada and Japan has revealed a new understanding of how an open genome structure supports the long-term and unrestricted developmental potential in embryonic stem cells. Growing Stem Cells More Safely Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Nurturing stem cells atop a bed of mouse cells works well, but is a non-starter for transplants to patients – Brown University scientists are developing a synthetic bed instead.Cell Transplant Treats Parkinson’s in Mice Friday, April 29, 2016 A University of Wisconsin—Madison neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell. AbbVie to Acquire StemCentrx Friday, April 29, 2016 Transaction valued at approximately $5.8 billion, with additional milestones payable upon successful completion of pre-determined clinical and regulatory achievements.Skin Cells Turned into Heart Cells and Brain Cells Using Drugs Friday, April 29, 2016 In a scientific first, Gladstone researchers have used chemical drugs to convert skin cells into heart cells and brain cells, without adding any external genes. Shape Of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Can Metastasize Friday, April 29, 2016 Illinois researchers found that the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread. ‘Mini-Brains’ to Study Zika Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Novel tool expected to speed research on brain and drug development.