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Phase 2 type 1 diabetes clinical trial hits halfway point

The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, a Phase 2 clinical trial conducted collaboratively by Sanford Health and Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., (Caladrius)(Nasdaq: CLBS), has reached the halfway point for enrollment and treatment. The project is studying the potential of CLBS03, Caladrius’ cell therapy consisting of each patient’s own regulatory T cells, or Tregs, to help the body […]
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Stem cell therapy trial at Sanford first of its kind in U.S.

The first FDA-approved clinical trial of its kind in the United States using a person’s own fat-derived adult stem cells to treat shoulder injuries is available at Sanford Health. The trial opened in December and explores if adipose stem cells, which are taken from a participant’s own abdominal fat, can safely repair small and partial […]
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Sanford Research study may hold keys to disease therapies

Scientists at Sanford Research have just developed a new model which could have lasting implications for some of the world’s most dangerous diseases like cancer, diabetes, neurodegeneration, heart disease and respiratory distress syndrome. The new study, led by Peter Vitiello, Ph.D., an associate scientist in the Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford Research, was recently […]
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Sanford kidney development study selected for NIH funding

A Sanford Research scientist studying kidney development has received $1.45 million from the National Institutes of Health to further explore how certain cells of the organ develop. Kameswaran Surendran, Ph.D., secured the award under the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Surendran’s study will focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms that […]
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Sanford scientist models development disorder in stem cells

Studies performed by a Sanford Research scientist using an innovative stem-cell model for a fatal developmental disorder is the focus of a recent study published in Nature Medicine. Kevin Francis, Ph.D. uncovered unique cellular defects associated with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) by modeling this disease using induced pluripotent stem cells. Francis’ study is titled “Modeling Smith-Lemli-Opitz […]
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Sanford scientists create animal model for brain tumor

Sanford Research scientists are published in Nature Cell Biology for their work developing a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus carcinoma. Haotian Zhao, Ph.D., is the lead author on the study titled “Sonic Hedgehog promotes proliferation of Notch-dependent monociliated choroid plexus tumour cells.” Zhao is an associate scientist […]
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Clinical trials: ‘Increased treatment options’

David Pearce, president of Sanford Research, recently talked to MED Magazine about clinical trials.
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Sanford Research to study rare genetic disorder

A Sanford Research scientist is using an innovative pig model to better understand a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors in the nervous system, thanks to a more than $1.7 million grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). Jill Weimer, Ph.D., and her team received the award as part of CTF’s Synodos for NF 1 program, a unique collaboration […]
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Sanford clinical trial looks for genetic targets in cancer

A Sanford Health clinical trial that looks for genetic targets in cancer is now being offered at the Sanford Cancer Center in Bemidji. The Genetic Exploration of the Molecular Basis of Malignancy in Adults (GEMMA) is enrolling adult patients whose cancer has progressed after the first line of treatment, or who have rare cancers without […]
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Hope and Hart launch Edith Sanford Breast Cancer

You know her as the energetic, confident, picture-perfect icon of “Entertainment Tonight.” But on August 17 at a special event in Sioux Falls, S.D., she stepped on stage personifying a new day in the fight against breast cancer. “Hello everybody. I’m Mary Hart. And this is my mother,” said the native South Dakotan, proudly holding […]
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