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Gene and Cell Therapy – News and Features

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CAR-MSCs Could Treat a Broad Spectrum of Autoimmune Diseases

Mayo Clinic scientists have developed an immunotherapy strategy that utilizes CAR-MSCs. The approach shows potential in targeting inflammatory disease sites more precisely and improving immunosuppression and healing outcomes.
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Study Gains Insights Into Stem Cell Therapy After Spinal Cord Injury

A study shows stem cells derived from patients' own fat are safe and may improve sensation and movement after traumatic spinal cord injuries. The results offer insights on the potential of cell therapy for people living with spinal cord injuries
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Tardigrade Proteins Capable of Slowing Metabolism in Human Cells

Researchers have new insight into how tardigrades survive extreme conditions and have shown that proteins from the microscopic creatures expressed in human cells can slow down molecular processes.
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Gene Editing Can Eliminate HIV From Cell Culture, Researchers Claim

The genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can eliminate HIV viruses from lab-cultured cells, according to not-yet peer-reviewed research to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID).
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Researchers Target Brain Blood Vessels in Mice With COVID “Brain Fog”

Researchers have identified a mechanism that causes neurological problems in mice infected with the virus behind COVID-19, and also found a treatment that helped prevent these changes.
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A New Technique for Creating Artificial Human Chromosomes

A new quick and precise technique for producing artificial human chromosomes has been developed, which could be used to power advanced gene therapies.
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Gene Therapy for Rare Neurodegenerative Disease Shows Promise in Trial

An investigational gene therapy for a rare neurodegenerative disease that begins in early childhood, known as giant axonal neuropathy, was well tolerated and showed signs of therapeutic benefit in a clinical trial.
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Mutation Behind Leukemia Cell Therapy Resistance Identified

Researchers at the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered that a specific mutation in the cancer cells of an aggressive type of blood cancer can prevent novel immunotherapies such as CAR T-cell therapy from working.
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Cell Therapy Approach Could Be Key for Rare Liver Cancer

Findings from scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center suggest T-cell therapy could effectively treat fibrolamellar carcinoma.
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Why Do Some Immune Cells Lose Energy in Solid Tumors?

New research has unveiled new clues behind T-cell metabolism, that could enhance immunotherapies that rely on T cells to fight cancer.
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