Wilmington, Delaware-based Incyte Corporation announced data from the Phase III REACH3 trial of Jakafi (ruxolitinib) in patients with moderate or severe steroid-refractory or steroid dependent chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

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.

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles Health Sciences have developed a scar-in-a-dish model derived from stem cells that can mimic fibrosis.

Researchers with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, California, were able to grow natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said.

The passing of singing great Aretha Franklin has focused attention on pancreatic cancer. Franklin, 76, succumbed to a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. According to the National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer is relatively rare with about 55,440 cases diagnosed annually, representing about 3.2 percent of new cancer cases.

Japanese scientists said they will start clinical trials in August 2018 on a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, transplanting “reprogrammed” stem cells into brains, seeking a breakthrough in treating the neurodegenerative disorder.

Nearly four years after first forging a research collaboration, AbbVie and Calico – Google’s life science company – extended that 10-year pact with another $1 billion pledge to develop therapies associated with age-related diseases, including neurodegeneration and cancer.

Israel’s Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a developer of placenta-based stem cell products, reported positive results from a mid-stage study of the company’s therapy to treat leg pain known as intermittent claudication (IC).

Danish company Novo Nordisk developed an exclusive collaboration with the University of California San Francisco and licensed technology to generate human embryonic stem cell lines using good manufacturing practice manufacturing technology.