Mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue could help treat ARDS in Covid-19 patients, according to results of a Phase I/IIa clinical trial published by University of Miami researchers.

Shares of Mesoblast Limited were down more than 30% in trading following the company’s disappointing announcement regarding a stem-cell therapy trial in ventilator-dependent patients with Covid-19 patients who have moderate-to-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Researchers from the Salk Institute took a major step forward in developing a new insulin-producing pancreatic cell cluster as a potential treatment for type 1 diabetes patients.

U.K.-based Bit Bio, a spinout of Cambridge University and previously known as Elpis Biotechnology, secured $41.5 million in a Series A funding round that will be used to support the company’s goal to transition biology into engineering.

Celltex Therapeutics Corporation began active discussions with the FDA regarding a study using using adult, autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells against coronavirus (COVID-19)-type symptoms.

A group of researchers at Purdue University identified an epigenetic process that controls the behavior of stem cell enhancers.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced a deal to buy Semma Therapeutics, which focuses on using stem cell-derived human islets as a possible cure for type 1 diabetes.

Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick recently published research about a nanotechnology platform that helps identify what happens to specific stem cells.

There is a ban on conducting experiments on real human embryos after 14 days of growth, and researchers at Rockefeller University appear to have found a way to work around that ethical limitation.

Researchers with the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands and Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands, developed a human model using organoids to evaluate the function of specific genes commonly mutated in liver cancer.