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Cell and Gene Therapy News

Grants support Baylor researchers’ work on immunotherapy for leukemiaOct 2, 2015
Two Baylor researchers have received Translational Research Grants for projects that use immunotherapy approaches to treat leukemia.
Safety switch preserves beneficial effects of cell therapyMay 14, 2015
Researchers have found that a single dose of an otherwise harmless drug can safely control the severe and often lethal side effects associated with haploidentical stem cell transplantation.
Novel cell therapy from 'naïve' cells recognizes, attacks high-risk viruses for first time in cord blood transplant patientsApr 29, 2015
Virus-specific cell therapy used in cord blood transplant patients successfully prevented 3 of the most problematic post-transplant viruses affecting this group of patients – cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and adenovirus.
Grant supports research on potential immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastomaDec 30, 2014

Dr. Leonid Metelitsa, named among inaugural recipients of the Bio-therapeutics Impact Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-typesOct 6, 2014
Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Dr. Malcolm Brenner receives prestigious lifetime achievement honor from Human Gene Therapy journal Aug 5, 2014
Renowned cell and gene therapy clinician-scientist Dr. Malcolm Brenner has received the prestigious Pioneer Award from the journal Human Gene Therapy.
New study advances safety, efficacy profile of virus-specific T cells for post-transplant recipientsJun 25, 2014
Using specialized, virus-specific immune cells called T cells, researchers have identified a novel safe, effective and rapid approach to protect from the threat of multiple severe infections at once.
Dr. Malcolm Brenner recipient of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium Lifetime Achievement AwardFeb 13, 2014
Renowned cell and gene therapy researcher Dr. Malcolm Brenner has been named a recipient of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Grants support immunotherapy-based treatment for childhood cancerFeb 5, 2014
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received grants from the nonprofit organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to advance their immunotherapy-based treatment approaches for childhood cancer.
Activated “killer” T-cells effective against resistant lymphomaDec 16, 2013
Lab technique helps cells regain ability to attack tumor, according to new research from Baylor College of Medicine.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy researchers receive V Foundation translational grantNov 14, 2013
Drs. Gianpietro Dotti, Cliona Rooney and Caridad Martinez received a $600,000, three-year grant to advance research into the prevention and treatment of complications associated with stem cell transplantation to cure leukemia.
'Off-the-shelf' virus-specific T-cells fight viral infections in stem cell transplant patientsMay 14, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find a potential treatment for patients for whom antiviral drugs are not working.
Gene activity studies classify response to flu vaccineApr 7, 2013
BCM researchers look to genes to understand flu vaccine effectiveness.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy receives renewed NIH funding to enhance T cell therapy for cancerFeb 27, 2013
Funding will help advance T cell therapy for kids and adults with cancer, reach wider spectrum of cancers.
Protein inhibitors studied as new cholesterol treatmentsFeb 19, 2013
BCM researchers are studying new treatments, including a genetic therapy, that may potentially help those with high cholesterol.
Rebuilding blood vessels through gene therapyDec 20, 2012
Study give insight into safety, effectiveness of gene therapy to rebuild blood vessels in patients living with coronary artery disease.
BCM's Gottschalk receives NIH transformative research awardSep 27, 2012
Award supports work to discover new ways to mobilize the immune system to kill cancer cells.
BCM launches Cancer Exome Sequencing testSep 4, 2012
Cancer exome sequencing will provide a comprehensive profile of acquired mutations in tumor tissue.
Developmental function of transcription factor conserved in human white matter disordersMay 31, 2012
BCM researchers look to pinpoint developmental process of some neurological conditions.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia focus of monthly genetic seriesMay 3, 2012
Genetic disorder of adrenal gland will be the topic of May 8 'Evening with Genetics".