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Dr. Jeanne Loring is a Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute, and the Co-Founder of Aspen Neuroscience. Her lab works on a diverse range of projects using iPSCs, including developing cell replacement therapies for Parkinson’s disease, sending neural organoids into space, and partnering with the San Diego Zoo to make iPSCs from engangered species.

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The Stem Cell Science Round Up

HIV Cured with Stem Cell Transplant – A second patient has been cured of HIV through a stem cell transplantation from donor cells that did not express the CCR5 gene.

Combining Methods to Diagnose Cancer – A new method to diagnose and classify lymphomas and leukemias has been developed that combines microscopy, mass cytometry and machine learning.

3D Cancer Model Reveals Drivers of Disease – Investigators have created a lung cancer-spheroid model, and performed CRISPR screens to identify drivers that are essential for cancer growth in 3D and in vivo, but not in 2D.

Muscle Stem Cell Atlas – Researchers have used single-cell analysis to investigate the cell communication interactions involved in muscle repair, compiling the findings into a “cell atlas” of muscle regeneration.

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Jeanne Loring