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The first patient with cystinosis has been transplanted with the gene-corrected hematopoietic stem cells yesterday, October 7th, at the Jacobs hospital. It was a big day, an accomplishment of so many years of work. - Dr. Stephanie Cherqui

AVROBIO Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2 Trial of Gene Therapy for Cystinosis

The first patient with cystinosis has been transplanted with the gene-corrected hematopoietic stem cells yesterday, October 7th, at the Jacobs hospital. It was a big day, an accomplishment of so many years of work. - Dr. Stephanie Cherqui
The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth's microscopic diversity.

Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World's Microbial Riches

The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth's microscopic diversity.
Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, UC San Diego microbiologist Rob Knight is a pioneer of microbiome research.

Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight

Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, UC San Diego microbiologist Rob Knight is a pioneer of microbiome research.
Follow Dr. Muotri in his episodes of "Stem Cell Science with Alysson Muotri" on UCTV where he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of a different stem cell research topic.

UCTV Launches New Stem Cell Channel

Follow Dr. Muotri in his episodes of "Stem Cell Science with Alysson Muotri" on UCTV where he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of a different stem cell research topic.
The question of why some premature infants thrive and others struggle is a medical mystery researchers are still trying to solve.

Why Some Preemise Thrive and Others Struggle Remains a Mystery

The question of why some premature infants thrive and others struggle is a medical mystery researchers are still trying to solve.
With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.

UC San Diego Departments Collaborate In Kawasaki Study

With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.
Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.

Researcher: Kawasaki Disease Spike In San Diego Likely Tied to Aerosol Particles

Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.
Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.

Breast Milk to Treat Adult Diseases?

Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.