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, […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advanced Therapies Europe 2022

    On the 31st August and 1st September, 2022, PMM volunteer and team member, Rithika Ganesh, attended the annual Advanced Therapies Europe Conference which was held at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London, United Kingdom. The Advanced Therapies Europe 2022 conference focused on exploring the commercialization of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), with talks […]

What is phage therapy and could it be used as an alternative to antibiotics?

  Sam Jarada   Glossary bactericidal, bacteriostatic, capsid, cell wall, DNA gyrase, dosage, dysentery, efficacy, enzyme, microbiome, lipid, lysis, lytic, nucleic acid, pathogenic, placebo, RNA, transcription, translation Introduction Phage therapy is a type of treatment that makes use of bacteriophages (phages), (a type of virus that only infect bacteria). Phages are composed of a nucleic […]

Genomics: The Advent of Preventative Medicine?

Olivia Crossley   Glossary Amniocentesis, Cell, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,  Chorionic villus sampling,  Chromosome, COVID-19, CRISPR-Cas9,  Cystic fibrosis, DNA, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Etiology, Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Gene, Genetic Counselling, Genetic Testing, Hemophilia, Leopard syndrome, Mucopolysaccharidosis type I,  Noncoding DNA, Parkinson’s disease, Pharmacogenomics, Phenylketonuria, Precision Medicine, Prenatal testing,  Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy   What is […]

COVID-19: How will testing and vaccines have to adapt to new variants?

Joana Vidigueira   Glossary Antibody, Antigen, Antigen-presenting Cell, B cell, Booster, Clinical Trial, COVID-19, Dendritic Cell, Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Epidemiology, Helper T-cell, Host Cell, Immunity, Immune Response, Killer T-cell, Lymph Node, Macrophage, Mutation, Ribonucleic acid, RT-PCR, SARS-CoV-2, Vaccine, Variant, Virus Abbreviations SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, CoV: coronavirus, MERS: Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid, […]