Rexgenero Presents Update on Phase III Clinical Trials with REX-001, a Cell-based Therapy for Critical Limb Ischaemia

Rexgenero presented an update on its two Phase III SALAMANDER trials being conducted across Europe for its cell-based therapy, REX-001, which aims to treat critical limb ischaemia (CLI) in diabetic patients. During Rexgenero’s presentation at the Cell and Gene Therapy Meeting in Barcelona, organised by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, Joe Dupere, CEO provided an update on the Phase III...

University of Bristol invents surgical stem cell ‘glue’ for healing difficult, chronic wounds

Scientists at the University of Bristol have invented a new technology that could lead to a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new method involves re-engineering the membranes of stem cells to effectively "weld" the cells together. The team modified the membrane of human mesenchymal stem cells ( hMSCs ) with thrombin, an...

Diabetes drug Jardiance reverses heart failure in animal model – ketogenic diet likely provides the same benefit with less risk

Researchers at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York have shown in a pig model of heart failure, that after two months on the drug, markers of heart function improved dramatically. In a placebo-controlled study of 14 pigs with heart failure, cardiac magnetic resonance and 3D-echocardiography were used to observe what was happening in the animals’ hearts. They...

Anti obesity gene variant discovered – future target for treatment of obesity?

In a study published today, researchers at the Wellcome Trust-MRC institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge appear to have identified a series of MC4R gene variants that modulate the signals in the brain that determine when the person 'feels full'. These findings solidify the idea that some people are simply 'naturally skinny'. The study covered approximately 0.5 million people in...

Western Australia’s government acknowledges low carbohydrate diet puts type 2 diabetes into remission

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Theodore Parker, 1853 Today, the Parliament of Western Australia released a report in support of a low carbohydrate as a means of putting type 2 diabetes into remission, officially advocating for the dietary regimen over the failed 'carb up, shoot up' approach advised by industry...

Yet another bombastic diet study makes baseless claims – and the media eats it up.

Chances are that if you read any mainstream news site, you've came across a journalist's interpretation of this study from The Lancet. When i first saw this headline, i was pleased to see that a mainstream scientific publication had managed to publicise the concept that bad diet is the biggest threat to human health today. Here at...