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University of Helsinki Research Team Finds That Antihistamine Acts Against Glioblastoma Cells

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have discovered that the cells of glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer, often depend on fatty acid-binding protein 3 (FABP3), also known as MDGI, for survival. Informed consent was obtained from all participants, whose...

The Cell Factory To Present Preclinical Results For The CF-MEV-132 Extracellular Vesicles Drug Candidate

The Cell Factory and the University of Padova, Italy have confirmed, preclinically, the long-term therapeutic effect of the CF-MEV-132 extracellular vesicles drug candidate for the treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The results demonstrate a full regeneration of animal lungs...

Magenta Therapeutics Presented MGTA-456 At Transplant And Cellular Therapy (TCT) Annual Meeting

Magenta Therapeutics has announced that the company presented Phase 2 clinical data and preclinical research on its MGTA-456 program at the TCT annual meeting. Founded in 2015, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Magenta Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing...
Nottingham Health Science Biobank

Nottingham Health Science Biobank

The Nottingham Health Science Biobank, located in Nottingham, England, provides researchers with samples for a wide range of cancers and other disease conditions. The Nottingham Health Science Biobank is a trust-led biobank funded by a development grant from the...

Wales Cancer Bank

The Wales Cancer Bank has been collecting tissue and blood from cancer patients in Wales since 2005. They have a Human Tissue Authority license and ethics approval to collect, store and distribute human tissue for cancer-related research. The bank...
Biobanks store blood products.

Biobanking Science: Maximizing Red Blood Cell Life in Biobanks

Blood transfusions are a common part of modern medicine and have been used to save human patients for 200 years. Biobanks play an integral part in this process by collecting and storing units of blood from blood donors. According...
Traumatic brain injury can increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

Biobanking Science: Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury has been in the news lately because even mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, can increase the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease (1). Many parents have understandably been worried about their children suffering...
chronic kidney disease patients may need transplant

Biobanking Science: Biobanks Tackle Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is common. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease has rapidly increased over the past 20 years, and it now affects 13% of people around the world (1). Chronic kidney disease can be difficult to treat because...
Liquid nitrogen free sperm biobanking

Biobanking Science: Biobank Sperm Without Liquid Nitrogen

With gene editing technology such as CRISPR, it is becoming quicker and easier to generate disease models for medical research. Researchers around the world use tens of thousands of different mouse lines. Research institutions can save money and reduce...
Circulating microRNAs can be effective biomarkers.

Biobanking Science: MicroRNAs As Biomarkers

Scientists around the world are searching for reliable biomarkers to diagnose diseases and track disease progression and patients’ responses to treatment. There has been a lot of excitement about the potential for circulating microRNAs to be biomarkers for a...

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