Kolon Life Science’s stock plunges on Invossa cell labeling fiasco – and other developments.

The hits keep coming for Kolon Life Science. Early statements that the company was unaware that the GP-293 cells were present in the therapy appear to be falling apart. Export deals with Mundipharma and other companies have fallen apart, and a complete stop-sale is in place for the cartilage regenerating drug under suspicion that the GP-293 cells may be harmful, and that the company lied about their presence, claiming they were derived from chondrocytes...

What does the Impossible Burger have in common with estrogen supplements for post-menopausal women? quite a lot!

We here at Regenerative Times have seen plenty of headlines about the Impossible Burger. Burger King recently rolled out an impossible burger product, and recently, celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres, Miley Cyrus and Leonardo DiCaprio have all backed the product. The product has reportedly won against beef in taste tests. So out of our curiosity, we decided to investigate how, exactly, a soy-based burger managed to finally taste as good as real meat. So...

ADA officially accepts low carbohydrate diet as an option for reducing medications in type 2 diabetes – 2019 May edition

The US Food Pyramid and health organizations such as the American Diabetes Association have typically advocated for a diet with a high percentage of carbohydrates, versus fat and protein. Today, the ADA has essentially given low carbohydrate diets their blessing as a treatment option for type 2 diabetes The ADA has been making small advancements in understanding what many type 2 diabetics eating a ketogenic diet have known for decades. Historically, they have not...

Study reveals large differences between stem cells grown on different bio-materials – potentially skewing previous stem cell research

Researchers at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto have found an interesting quirk in Stem Cells - their genetic expression can be highly influenced by the medium they are cultured / grown on. The U of T researchers used CRISPR technology to study which genes are essential for embryonic stem cell proliferation, and created a new technique to switch genes on and off. In the process,...

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 observed improved heart function in the treated pigs - reductions in pulmonary congestion,...

Pfizer-Lily’s Anti-NGF approach for osteoarthritis pain, Tanezumab, falls on it’s face in Phase 3 clinical trials.

The results for Pfizer-Lily's phase 3 clinical trials of their Anti-NGF osteoarthritis pain killer drug are in, and things are not looking good for this drug. However, this comes to no surprise to us at Regenerative Times. The drug is an antibody which selectively binds to, and inhibits NGF ( Nerve growth factor ). NGF levels increase in the body as a result of injury or inflammation. NGF has multiple roles in the human...

The Invossa rollercoaster continues; class action lawsuit started; critics claim the arthritis treatment is ineffective

There has been a flurry of reports from South Korean news outlets relating to the Invossa GP-293 cell mislabeling incident, and this article is meant to be a summary of those reports. Kolon Life Science is being sued Oh Kims Law & Company has started a class action lawsuit against Kolon Life Sciences over injections of Invossa-K, seeking to return the cost of the treatment ( ~$4,400 USD ), plus...

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 groups such as the American Diabetes Association. Since governments are responsible...