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|02 Jun 2016||Stem cells reported to provide substantial recovery in patients disabled by stroke||Stanford University||Stem cells|
|13 Jun 2016||Beverly Griffin died||Griffin||Imperial College|
|21 Jun 2016||US NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee appoved first study in 15 patients using CRISPR/Cas 9 to genetically modify immune cells to attack cancer||June||University of Pennsylvania||CRISPR-Cas9, Gene editing, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy|
|23 Jun 2016||FDA approved first clinical trial for zika virus vaccine||Weiner||Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, GeneOne Life Science, Public Health Agency of Canada||Vaccines, Virology|
|24 Jul 2016||Small-scale case study showed power of stem cells to repair damaged scar tissue caused by heart attacks||Anastasiadis, Antonitsis, Westaby, Reginald, Sultan, Doumas, Efthimiadis, Evans||AHEPA University Hospital, Oxford University, Cardiff University||Stem cells|
|Aug 2016||Marker identified for myeloid-derived suppressor cells, a type of cell associated with tumour resistance to certain cancer treatments||Wistar Institute||Immunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology|
|01 Sep 2016||Monoclonal antibody drug for Alzheimer's Disease shown to be promising in phase II clinical trials||Sevigny, Chiao, Bussiere, Weinreb||Biogen, Neuimmune, Butler Hospital, University of Zurch||Monoclonal antibodies, Neuroscience|
|03 Oct 2016||Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discovering how the body's cells destroy and recyle cellular components, a process known as autophagy||Ohsumi||Tokyo Institute of Technology'||Cell|
|09 Oct 2016||Immunotherapy drug nivolumab, a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor, shown to be promising treatment for head and neck cancer in randomised control trials with 351 patients||Ferris||University of Pittsburg, MD Anderson Cancer Center||Immunotherapy, Oncology|
|06 Feb 2017||Gene therapy shown to restore hearing in deaf mice||Landegger, Pan, Askew, Wassmer, Gluck, Galvin, Taylor, Forge, Sankovic, Holt, Vandenberghe||Eaton Peabody Laboratories, Harvard Medical School, Medical University of Vienna, UCL, Boston's Children's Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, University of North Carolina, Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center||Gene therapy|
|09 Feb 2017||Peter Mansfield died||Mansfield|
|20 Feb 2017||Data published from 25 centres in 13 countries for 281 patients indicated autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can halt the progression of MS disability||Muraro, Pasquini, Atkins||Imperial College||Stem cells|
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