T-Cell Engineering via Non-Viral Gene Editing

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genetically reprogrammed human T cells
Viral vectors have been the workhorses of gene transfer since the 1980s, but they always have [MORE]

Synthetic T Cells

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

T Cells
According to this piece, researchers at UCLA’s dental school were able to create soft, flexible microparticles that mimic functional [MORE]

Functional Neurons from T-cells without Induced Pluripotency

August 7, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neurons from human immune cells
From Stanford University comes this news: “This new study demonstrates a breakthrough technique that can produce as [MORE]

Heat-Activated Immunotherapy

July 31, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heat-sensitive genetic switch for T cell
Georgia Tech bioengineers have developed means to control T-cells activity in cancer therapy.  They introduced a [MORE]

Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells
Here’s a good question: can nanoparticle technology transform immunotherapy for cancer? From researchers at the Fred Hutchinson [MORE]

Barcoding and Tracking T-Cells in Immunotherapy

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

T-Cell (orange) in Blood
In adoptive T-cell therapy for cancer, T-cells are isolated from the patient’s blood, and then grown up [MORE]

Immune Engineering

April 12, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

In a remarkable feat, a French biotech company, Cellectis, used both gene editing and gene replacement technologies to engineer “universal” [MORE]

Immunotherapy for ALL

October 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Healthy Human T Cell
At the beginning of the 20th century, British physician Sir Almoth Wright predicted that the doctor of [MORE]

Gene Therapy that Prevents HIV/AIDS

May 27, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Modifiying T Cells
Gene therapists at the University of Pennsylvania have used a gene editing technique (zinc finger technology) to induce [MORE]

Blood Test for MS

September 17, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

The gold standard for diagnosing multiple sclerosis is the CT scan in which demylenated brain neurons show up as [MORE]

Forensic Blood Test for Age Determination

November 30, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diagnostic Test for Aging
So far, there is no DNA marker for age, but Dutch researchers have found a way [MORE]