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2012-02-14 14:24:44

The biological scaffold that gives structure to a heart valve after its cellular material has been removed can be freeze-dried and stored for later use as a tissue-engineered replacement valve to treat a failing heart, as described in an article in Tissue Engineering, Part C: Methods, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online at http://www.liebertpub.com/ten Shangping Wang and colleagues from Leibniz University,...

2012-02-10 16:08:19

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new method for creating scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, providing an alternative that is more flexible and less time-intensive than current technology. A paper describing the results, "Low-Pressure Foaming: A Novel Method for the Fabrication of Porous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering," was featured in the February issue of the journal Tissue Engineering. Through tissue engineering, researchers seek to regenerate...

2012-02-10 14:08:23

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new method for making scaffolds for culturing tissue in three-dimensional arrangements that mimic those in the body. This advance, published online in the journal Advanced Materials, allows the production of tissue culture scaffolds containing multiple structurally and chemically distinct layers using common laboratory reagents and materials. According to the UC San Diego researchers, this process is more affordable and...

2012-01-30 08:10:26

New standards allow disparate data sets to integrate Led by researchers at University of Oxford (UK) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) at Harvard University, (USA), more than 50 collaborators at over 30 scientific organizations around the globe have agreed on a common standard that will make possible the consistent description of enormous and radically different databases compiled in fields ranging from genetics to stem cell science, to environmental studies. The new standard...

2012-01-19 12:00:00

New awards program honoring a decade of bioprocess featuring 12 individual awards. Nominations open through March 30, 2012, awards announcement June 2012. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 BioProcess International (BPI), a business-to-business publication dedicated to delivering cutting-edge information focused on the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals and therapeutics, announces the opening of nominations for the inaugural BioProcess International Awards. The 2012...

2011-12-16 14:04:01

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, started the trail operation of "BGI-BOX", its first cloud computing terminal server, in China Agricultural University on December 8. BGI-BOX is designed for users without bioinformatics background and it allows users to access bioinformatics analysis and genomic data in their own laboratories with the advantages of easy to use, high flexibility and user-friendly interface. With the rapid development of high-throughput sequencing technology...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Membrane Bioreactors market. The global market for Membrane Bioreactors is forecast to reach US$888 million by the year 2017, driven by stringent effluent discharge norms, rising water scarcity, and enhanced emphasis on water reuse and recycling for freshwater conservation. Other factors fuelling market growth include technological advancements, the need to replace traditional equipment, and increasing application across various...

2011-11-17 03:18:12

Scientists are reporting development and successful initial testing of the first practical "smart" material that may supply the missing link in efforts to use in medicine a form of light that can penetrate four inches into the human body. Their report on the new polymer or plastic-like material, which has potential for use in diagnosing diseases and engineer new human tissues in the lab, appears in ACS' journal Macromolecules. Adah Almutairi and colleagues explain that near-infrared (NIR)...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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