Advanced Therapies Congress 2024

ExCel Centre, London, 19-20 March, 2024   Day 1, 19th March 2024 13:20 – 13:40 Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease – Seth Ettenberg Cell Therapy – Track 3, written by Esther How Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts millions of people worldwide. PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, […]

Potential Uses of Stem Cells Derived from Umbilical Cord Blood

Maariya Rachid Daud   Glossary Amino Acid, Anemia, Arteries, Biobanks, Blood, Bone marrow, Cancer, Carcinogenesis, Carbon Dioxide, Cardiovascular, Conditioning Regimen, Cord blood,  Embryo, Endothelial Cell, Epithelial Cells, Fetus, Glucose, Graft Versus Tumor, Graft Versus Host Disease, Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Homeostasis, Immunophenotyping, Leukemia, Lumen, Mesenchymal, Metabolic disorders, Oxygen, Peripheral blood, Pregnancy, Receptors, Red blood cells, Sickle […]

How clinical trials work and the critical role that they play in drug development

Mathumai Govindarajan Abbreviations Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR); Clinical Trials Authorization (CTA); FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); New Drug Application (NDA); Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC); Overall Survival (OS); Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcomes (PICO); Progression-free Survival (PFS); Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT); Therapeutics Goods […]

Personalized & precision medicine approaches for the treatment of cardiovascular disease

Isabela Garcia Pleijlar   Abbreviations CAD, Coronary Artery Disease; CHD, Congenital Heart Disease; CVD, Cardiovascular Disease; DNA, Deoxyribonucleic acid; ESCs, Embryonic Stem Cells; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; FRESH, Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels; hERG, the human ether-a-go-go related gene; hESC-CM, human Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes; HGF, Hepatocyte Growth Factor; hiPSC-CMs, human induced Pluripotent […]

Stem cell therapy as a potential treatment for breast cancer

Xuanqi Song Glossary Aromatase inhibitor, Astrocyte, Blastocyst, Chemotherapy, Ectoderm, Endoderm, Hematopoetic, Immunotherapy, in vitro, Lymphoma, Mesenchymal, Mesoderm, Molecular marker, Mutation, Pluripotent, Pluripotent, Quiescence, Somatic cell, Stem cell therapy Abbreviations Ais, Aromatase inhibitors; ASC, adult stem cell; CSC, cancer stem cell; ESC, embryonic stem cell; HER2, Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2; HR+, hormone receptor positive; […]

WIRED Health 2023

On the 21st of March 2023, PMM volunteers Abirami Prabhakaran, Rithika Ganesh, and Clotilde Vazquez attended the WIRED Health conference at Kings Place, London, United Kingdom.     The WIRED Health Conference 2023 focused on academic breakthroughs and innovations that have the potential to improve and transform both access to, and delivery of healthcare. The […]

Advanced Therapies Congress 2023

ExCeL centre, London, 14-15 March, 2023   On the 14th and 15th of March 2023, PMM team members Atiyeh Razavi, Isabela Garcia Pleijlar, and Clotilde Vazquez attended the Advanced Therapies Congress held at the London ExCeL. The Advanced Therapies Congress explored, defined, and attempted to tackle the main challenges currently being faced when it comes […]

Surgical Robotics: The Future of Surgery?

Nicole Broughton   Glossary Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Colorectal, Complication, COVID-19, Endometrial cancer, Gynecologic, Laparoscopy, Minimally invasive surgery, Musculoskeletal, Nosocomial infection, Oropharyngeal cancer, Pedicle screws, Prostatectomy, Quality of life, Robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, Surgical Robotics, Thoracic, Tumor Abbreviations Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH; Lower urinary tract symptoms, LUTS; Minimally invasive surgery, MIS   Introduction In […]

Prostate cancer research: Latest advances

Tala Elremmash   Glossary: Brachytherapy, BRCA genes, Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), ExoDx Prostate (EPI), 68Ga-PSMA-11, Gleason Score, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), 4Kscore Test, Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI), PCA3, Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN), Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography (PSMA-PET), Stereotactic […]

Glioblastoma: Current Therapies and Recent Therapeutic Advances

Eleanor Doherty   Glossary Antibody, Antidepressant, Antigen, Apoptosis, Astrocyte, CAR-T Cell Therapy, Atypia, Clinical Trial, CNS, Dendritic Cell Vaccine, Epidermal Growth Factor, Ex-Vivo, Glioblastoma Multiforme, Glioma, Immunotherapy, Metastasis, Mitotic Activity, Monoclonal Antibody, Necrosis, Neuron, Neurotransmitter, Oncology, Oncolytic Virotherapy, Prognosis, Radiotherapy, Stem Cell, Surgical Resection, Tumor, Vaccine Therapy, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor   Abbreviations BBB, blood-brain […]