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Bone Marrow is the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones. It produces white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
Cidara Therapeutics closes $32M Series A financing to advance novel echinocandin antifungal drug

Cidara Therapeutics closes $32M Series A financing to advance novel echinocandin antifungal drug

Cidara Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has completed a $32 million Series A financing that will enable it to advance candidates from the company's Cloudbreak™ targeted immunotherapy platform and biafungin™, a novel long acting echinocandin antifungal drug, into human clinical studies. [More]
Janssen seeks expanded approval of VELCADE from EU for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Janssen seeks expanded approval of VELCADE from EU for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Janssen-Cilag International NV today announced its submission of a type II variation to the European Medicines Agency to expand the label for VELCADE (bortezomib) to include its use, in combination with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and prednisone, for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL). [More]
Mode of cancer cell recognition opens up new possibilities for leukaemia immunotherapy

Mode of cancer cell recognition opens up new possibilities for leukaemia immunotherapy

Scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered a new class of lipids in the leukaemia cells that are detected by a unique group of immune cells. By recognising the lipids, the immune cells stimulate an immune response to destroy the leukaemia cells and suppress their growth. [More]
New concept of organs on a chip may help study cancer metastasis

New concept of organs on a chip may help study cancer metastasis

The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. [More]
Researchers develop tissue engineered bone grafts for healing large bone defects

Researchers develop tissue engineered bone grafts for healing large bone defects

Bone is one of the most frequently transplanted tissues. And the demand is rising. Transplants treat large defects like those caused by trauma, complicated fractures, tumour resection or osteoporosis. [More]
Osteoarthritis may be treated with stem cell mobilization therapy

Osteoarthritis may be treated with stem cell mobilization therapy

Researchers in Taiwan have found that peripheral blood stem cells can be "mobilized" by injection of a special preparation of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) into rats that modeled osteoarthritis (OA). [More]
New mobile app can measure respiratory rate in children 6 times faster than manual method

New mobile app can measure respiratory rate in children 6 times faster than manual method

A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard manual method. [More]
Research demonstrates association between diversity of gut bacteria and survival

Research demonstrates association between diversity of gut bacteria and survival

New research, published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, suggests that the diversity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of patients receiving stem cell transplants may be an important predictor of their post-transplant survival. [More]
New breakthrough in pediatric leukaemia treatment

New breakthrough in pediatric leukaemia treatment

Melbourne researchers have shown a type of leukaemia can be successfully 'reversed' by coaxing the cancer cells back into normal development. [More]
Transfer of few immune cells can protect immunodeficient patients

Transfer of few immune cells can protect immunodeficient patients

The cells of the human immune system are created from special stem cells in the bone marrow. In diseases affecting the bone marrow, such as leukemia, the degenerate cells must be destroyed using radiation or chemotherapy. [More]
Lipids efficiently kill leukemia cells

Lipids efficiently kill leukemia cells

T cells use a novel mechanism to fight leukemia. They may recognize unique lipids produced by cancer cells and kill tumor cells expressing these lipid molecules. [More]
Scientists identify novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis

Scientists identify novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis

Scientists in the University of Connecticut's Technology Incubation Program have identified a novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells, offering a promising new therapy for more than 2.3 million people suffering from the debilitating disease. [More]
Using placental cells to repair damaged tissues: an interview with Zami Aberman, CEO, Pluristem Therapeutics

Using placental cells to repair damaged tissues: an interview with Zami Aberman, CEO, Pluristem Therapeutics

We start with birth and we collect the cells after C-section. The reason for that is we have to have the mother sign a consent letter that she is donating the placenta and, on top of that, we have to have a blood sample from the mother to test for any viral contamination. [More]
Mirna enrolls first patient in hematological malignancy cohort of MRX34 Phase 1 clinical trial

Mirna enrolls first patient in hematological malignancy cohort of MRX34 Phase 1 clinical trial

Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering microRNA-based Replacement Therapy to treat cancer, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in the hematological malignancy cohort of its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of MRX34, the company's lead product candidate and first microRNA mimic in human clinical trials in oncology. [More]
Actinium's Chairman to discuss role of alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals at SNMMI Annual Meeting

Actinium's Chairman to discuss role of alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals at SNMMI Annual Meeting

Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Actinium" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced that Actinium's Clinical Advisory Board Chairman Joseph Jurcic, MD will participate in an upcoming panel discussion highlighting the role of Actinium's alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals in the treatment of leukemia patients. [More]
Study sheds light on new potential treatment for heat stroke

Study sheds light on new potential treatment for heat stroke

Scientists in Taiwan have found that intravenous injections of stem cells derived from human exfoliated deciduous tooth pulp (SHED) have a protective effect against brain damage from heat stroke in mice. Their finding was safe and effective and so may be a candidate for successfully treating human patients by preventing the neurological damage caused by heat stroke. [More]
ImStem successfully treats animal model of multiple sclerosis using hESC

ImStem successfully treats animal model of multiple sclerosis using hESC

ImStem Biotechnology, Inc. (ImStem) announced today it has successfully treated an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells (hESC) derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), called hES-MSCs. [More]
Interim data from Promedior’s PRM-151 Phase 2 myelofibrosis clinical trial to be presented at 19th EHA Congress

Interim data from Promedior’s PRM-151 Phase 2 myelofibrosis clinical trial to be presented at 19th EHA Congress

Promedior, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, today announced that Ruben Mesa, MD, will present interim data from the Company's ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead product candidate, PRM-151, for the treatment of myelofibrosis, in a poster presentation on June 14, 2014 at the 19th Congress of European Hematology Association (EHA) which is being held in Milan, Italy, from June 12-15, 2014. [More]
Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol-gicas (CNIO) have succeeded in reproducing, in human cells, the chromosomal translocations that cause two types of cancer: acute myeloid leukemia and Ewing's sarcoma. [More]
Scientist unlocks potential of stem cells for repairing neural damage to brain

Scientist unlocks potential of stem cells for repairing neural damage to brain

A QUT scientist is hoping to unlock the potential of stem cells as a way of repairing neural damage to the brain. [More]