In an exciting new development, a second patient has been declared cured of HIV after receiving stem cell transplant. Doctors said that the patient, known as “The London Patient” had shown no trace of infection 30 months after he stopped traditional treatment.
Global biotechnology company Stabilitech, the sister company of Cells4Life, has joined the race to produce a vaccine for COVID-19. In a recent press release that the company will begin raising £6 million in funding to finance the next stage of research. Stabilitech will use the funds for clinical trials and the manufacturing of an oral COVID-19 vaccine.
Stem cell therapies have revolutionised the world of medicine, delivering dozens of new treatments for previously incurable conditions. Stem cells have also become a crucial part of the field of regenerative medicine, which has the potential to significantly improve the average human lifespan.
A European research team lead by Prof. Michael Sieweke has just made an exciting stem cell breakthrough. They have discovered that blood stem cells don’t just ensure the continuous production of blood cells, they also remember previous infectious encounters, which helps them provide a more rapid immune system response in the future.
A strain of coronavirus called COVID-19 is currently dominating the news, as it continues to spread around the globe. It is a highly infectious virus which causes respiratory illness. The symptoms include coughing, fever, tiredness, and in severe cases, difficulty breathing.
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers have managed to successfully treat a critically ill COVID-19 patient using umbilical cord stem cells. If the treatment can be replicated, it has the potential to save many thousands of lives.
One of the reasons why the COVID-19 pandemic has been so dangerous is that researchers know very little about how the virus behaves. They are still trying to understand how it can be treated and there is no effective vaccine currently available.
COVID-19 is a dangerous form of coronavirus which has rapidly spread around the globe in recent months. With a high rate of transmissibility and high death rate, COVID-19 has already been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Authority (WHO).
In one of the most interesting scientific breakthroughs of the year so far, researchers have successfully tested a handheld 3D printer that can print layers of skin using stem cells. The printer can be used to treat burns victims and speed up the healing process for other injuries.
Wayne Channon, the Cells4Life chairman and Stabilitech Biopharma Ltd., has signed a deal this month with China’s National Academy of Science for £10 million, to ramp up work to find an oral vaccine for the coronavirus.