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2014-06-26 23:14:01

Clinovo, a Technology-focused CRO Based in Silicon Valley, to Leverage Keet’s Leadership Experience in Healthcare IT. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Glenn Keet, former President at Axolotl and Senior Vice President at Optum, joins Clinovo as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Glenn brings nearly 30 years of experience in the Healthcare IT industry to the Sunnyvale-based Contract Research Organization (CRO). Founder Ale Gicqueau simultaneously transitioned into the role of...

Macrophages Key In Salamander Regeneration
2013-05-21 15:06:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, scientists have considered salamanders the ℠Holy Grail´ of biological regeneration. Now, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed an exciting step forward in the quest to adapt this ability for medical use in humans. Based on experiments with the tiny amphibians, researchers from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University have found that elements of a...

2010-07-12 08:05:00

Dr Andrew Johnson is speaking today (July 12) at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual conference. He and his team from the University of Nottingham have been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the evolution and genetics of stem cells - research that supports the development of regenerative medicine to treat the consequences of disease and injury using stem cell therapies. This team has found that there are extraordinary similarities in the development of...

2009-12-14 15:17:04

The most comprehensive study to date of the proteins in a species of salamander that can regrow appendages may provide important clues to how similar regeneration could be induced in humans. Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and colleagues investigated over three hundred proteins in the amputated limbs of axolotls, a type of salamander that has the unique natural ability to regenerate appendages from any level of amputation, with the...

2009-12-11 12:36:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 400 years, scientists have studied the amazing regenerative power of salamanders, trying to understand how these creatures routinely repair injuries that would usually leave humans and other mammals paralyzed -- or worse. Now, fueled by a highly competitive National Institutes of Health Grand Opportunity grant of $2.4 million, a multi-institutional team of researchers associated with the University of Florida McKnight...

2009-07-02 11:30:00

The salamander is known for its regeneration, as it can replace lost limbs, lungs, its spinal cord, and even parts of its brain that it has lost. New research says that the unique ability might one day be duplicated by scientists to use in humans. Until now, biologists have credited the regeneration to the salamander's "pluripotent" cells, which surge to the area of amputation, or a blastema, and act like human stem cells in their versatility. Pluripotent cells are persuaded by signals into...

2009-07-01 13:54:08

The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord -- even bits of lopped-off brain.But it turns out that remarkable ability isn't so mysterious after all -- suggesting that researchers could learn how to replicate it in people.Scientists had long credited the diminutive amphibious creature's outsized capabilities to "pluripotent" cells that, like human embryonic stem cells, have the uncanny ability to morph into whatever appendage,...

2009-06-18 06:00:00

Hope for amputees lies in a strange looking Mexican salamander due to its ability to regenerate body parts. The creatures are called "water monsters." The half-foot-long axolotl is nearly extinct in its only remaining habitat. It's found in ancient Aztec canals that snake though southern Mexico City. The slimy animal is thriving in labs where it reproduces easily. It has the ability to re-grow injured limbs, jaws, skin, organs and parts of its brain and spinal chord. Only salamanders are...

2009-06-15 11:00:00

A professor at Tulane University in New Orleans says he is studying a Mexican salamander in the hope of learning how to regenerate human limbs. Ken Muneoka, a cell and molecular biology professor at Tulane, said his research team of biologists from the University of Kentucky and the University of California at Irvine are attempting to learn how the salamander is able to regenerate its limbs, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Sunday. What we want to do is a detailed analysis of...

2008-11-09 10:25:00

Beneath the gondolas in the remains of a great Aztec lake lives a monster-like creature called the axolotl, which looks something like a Muppet with a slimy tail, feather-like gills and mouth that curls into an strange smile.Also known as the "water monster" and the "Mexican walking fish," the axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) was a crucial part of Aztec legend and diet.  Despite Mexico City's sprawling development, the foot-long salamander survived until now in the polluted canals...

Latest Axolotl Reference Libraries

The Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
2014-02-03 08:59:54

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) may also be referred to as the Mexican salamander or the Mexican walking fish. The Axolotl is a member of the Ambystomatidae family and although its common name may suggest it is a fish, it is an amphibian. Axolotl are found exclusively in Mexico. The species situates, near Mexico City, on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes. Unlike most salamanders, Axolotl keep its larval features throughout its entire life and very rarely ever emerge from water. A condition...

2010-07-27 12:17:54

The Barred Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, is a species of salamander found from southwestern Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Its range extends south through the western United States to Texas and northern Mexico. There are five recognized subspecies of A. mavortium: Gray Tiger Salamander, Barred Tiger Salamander, Blotched Tiger Salamander, Arizona Tiger Salamander, and Sonoran Tiger Salamander. This Barred Tiger Salamander is one of the largest...

2008-11-14 17:21:13

The Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), is a species of mole salamander found throughout North America in Canada and much of the United States. Although it is common in many of the regions in which it is found, their numbers have declined historically. Wetland destruction plays a vital role in its decline. Also, introduced fishes to its regions have lowered their numbers as well. Tiger salamanders require a habitat where they are the top predator in order to thrive. Waters with low...

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