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This page lists current researches in developing cures and therapies for different pathologies.

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Diabetes type 1[edit]

  • Cell Based Therapeutics[1]

Diabetes type 2[edit]

Kidney failure[edit]

  • Growing a Kidney In-Situ / De novo organogenesis[2]
  • Cell Transplantation[2]
  • Growing a Kidney In-Vitro[2]
  • Reseeding a Kidney: Decellularized Scaffolds[2]
  • Bioengineering a Kidney[2]
  • Bioartificial Renal Epithelial Cell System (BRECS)[2]
  • Implantable Renal Assist Device (iRAD)[2] / implantable bioartificial kidney (BAK)[3]


Crohn's disease[edit]

Major Depressive Disorder[edit]

Inflammation-related depression[edit]

Studies shows for an elevated cytokines in depressed patients: IL-1β, IL-6, sIL-2R (soluble IL-2 receptors) and TNF-α [7] and those cytokines may reduce monoamine levels.[8]

Konsman present an important critical review paper on the subject.[9]

  • Anti-inflammatory Treatment[10]

See Also[edit]


  1. Zamboni, Fernanda; Collins, Maurice N. (2017-4). "Cell based therapeutics in type 1 diabetes mellitus". International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Elsevier. 521 (1–2): 346–356. doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2017.02.063. ISSN 0378-5173. PMID 28242376. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Kim, S; Fissell, WH; Humes, DH; Roy, S (2015). "Current strategies and challenges in engineering a bioartificial kidney". Frontiers in bioscience (Elite edition) (published 2015-01-01). 7: 215–228. ISSN 1945-0494. PMC 4383659. PMID 25553375.CS1 maint: PMC format (link)
  3. Humes, HD; Buffington, D; Westover, AJ; Roy, S; Fissell, WH (March 2014). "The bioartificial kidney: current status and future promise". Pediatric Nephrology. 29 (3): 343–351. doi:10.1007/s00467-013-2467-y. ISSN 0931-041X.
  4. Kast, RE; Altschuler, EL (Nov 2001). "Remission of Crohn's disease on bupropion". Gastroenterology. Elsevier. 121 (5): 1260–1261. doi:10.1053/gast.2001.29467. ISSN 0016-5085. PMID 11706830.
  5. Mosaic, LS. "Why a third of antidepressants are prescribed for something else". CNN. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  6. Brustolim, D; Ribeiro-dos-Santos, R; Kast, RE; Altschuler, EL; Soares, MBP (Jun 2006). "A new chapter opens in anti-inflammatory treatments:The antidepressant bupropion lowers production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interferon-gamma in mice". International Immunopharmacology. Elsevier. 6 (6): 903–907. doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2005.12.007. ISSN 1567-5769. PMID 16644475.
  7. Liu, Yang; Ho, Roger Chun-Man; Mak, Anselm (2012-8). "Interleukin (IL)-6, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and soluble interleukin-2 receptors (sIL-2R) are elevated in patients with major depressive disorder: a meta-analysis and meta-regression". Journal of Affective Disorders. 139 (3): 230–239. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.08.003. ISSN 1573-2517. PMID 21872339. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. Yang, Longfei; Zhao, Yinghao; Wang, Yicun; Liu, Lei; Zhang, Xingyi; Li, Bingjin; Cui, Ranji (2015-08-31). "The Effects of Psychological Stress on Depression" (PDF). Current Neuropharmacology. 13 (4): 494–504. doi:10.2174/1570159x1304150831150507. PMC 4790405. PMID 26412069.CS1 maint: PMC format (link)
  9. Konsman, JP (2019-02-14). "Inflammation and Depression: A Nervous Plea for Psychiatry to Not Become Immune to Interpretation". Pharmaceuticals. 12 (1). doi:10.3390/ph12010029. ISSN 1424-8247. PMC 6469164. PMID 30769887.
  10. Kopschina Feltes, Paula; Doorduin, Janine; Klein, Hans C; Juárez-Orozco, Luis Eduardo; Dierckx, Rudi AJO; Moriguchi-Jeckel, Cristina M; de Vries, Erik FJ (2017-9). "Anti-inflammatory treatment for major depressive disorder: implications for patients with an elevated immune profile and non-responders to standard antidepressant therapy". Journal of Psychopharmacology (Oxford, England). 31 (9): 1149–1165. doi:10.1177/0269881117711708. ISSN 0269-8811. PMC 5606303. PMID 28653857. Check date values in: |date= (help)