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August Newsletter

August 31, 2019

The monthly newsletter for the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health.  

July Newsletter

July 31, 2019

The monthly newsletter for the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health.  


Stem Cell Therapies and You: A Patient Advocate Event 

May 28, 2019

 


  

April Newsletter

April 30, 2019

The monthly newsletter for the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health.  


  

Woman with Myelofibrosis Gets Unapproved Drug with Help of Care Team

April 23, 2019

On-site in San Diego at the 5th Annual UCSD Division of Regenerative Medicine Symposium, Patient Power co-founder Esther Schorr is joined by myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) survivor Sandra Dillon to explore the fight for access to effective cancer treatments, even in an advanced research setting.


       

New Director

April 19, 2019 

We are excited to announce Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD, as the new director of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health.


UC San Diego Treats 1st Cancer Patient with Stem-Cell Derived Natural Killer Cells 

April 01, 2019

Fate Therapeutics, in collaboration with UC San Diego researcher, developed first off-the-shelf immunotherapy from human induced pluripotent stem cells that is now in clinical trials. 


Phil Knight Gives $75 Million for Heart Transplants, and Denny Sanford Gives $25 Million for Veterans: Gifts Roundup

March 18, 2019 

The program funded by South Dakota banker Denny Sanford will provide tests for U.S. veterans that try to predict how a patient will respond to a drug therapy based on that person's genetics.


Drugs that modify gene expression show promise for autism 

February 28, 2019

An experimental compound that blocks two enzymes involved in gene expression improves social behavior in young mice, according to a new study. The mice carry a mutation in SHANK3, a top risk gene for autism.


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Scientists devise strategies to counteract T cell exhaustion in CAR T cancer therapies 

February 27, 2019 

CAR-T cell therapies have saved lives in patients with blood cancers, but there has been a downside: T cells that enter solid tumors can stop working due to a phenomenon called T cell exhaustion. Now scientists have found a way of counteracting T cell exhaustion and making CAR T cell therapies more effective. 


 

Mouse models pinpoint effects of top autism gene 

February 18, 2019 

Two independent sets of mice missing a copy of SETD5, a top autism gene, link the gene to the condition's traits. 

Findings from the mice, in two studies published in the past two months solidify SETD5's role in autism. 


 

How Men Continually Produce Sperm - and How that Discovery Could Help Treat Infertility 

February 05, 2019 

Using a leading-edge technique, researchers define the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility with stem cells. 


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