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In Directing Stem Cells Study Shows Context Matters

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figuring out how blank slate stem cells decide which kind of cell they want to be when they grow up — a muscle cell, a bone cell, a neuron — has been no small task for science. Human...

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2014-09-17 16:25:43

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. National Institute of Health stated that regenerative medicine is the process of creating functional tissue to repair and replace tissue or organ which has lost their function due to damage, congenital defects, disease and age. Moreover, it has included stem cell therapy, tissue engineering and biomaterial under the umbrella of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine has wide areas of application such as cardiovascular, neurology,...

2014-09-17 12:25:34

Improved Efficacy and Lower List Price than the Anti-TNFs Will Be the Key Drivers for Prescribing of Emerging Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that among Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis (CD/UC) patients eligible for biologic therapy, only a proportion of patients currently receive a biologic. Surveyed gastroenterologists cite patients' discomfort with biological therapy as the...

2014-09-17 08:28:48

IBM Technical Computing & Software Defined Storage Technology Manages Growing Scale and Diversity of Molecular Profiling Data in Cancer Care ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 17 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Caris Life Sciences is using IBM technical computing and storage technology to accelerate the company's molecular profiling services for cancer patients. These services deliver critically important information to help oncologists develop tailored therapeutic plans...

2014-09-16 08:32:06

WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BCC Research reveals in its new report, THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR STEM CELLS [http://www.bccresearch.com/market-research/biotechnology/stem-cells-bio035e.html ], the global market for stem cells is expected to grow to nearly $10.6 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6%. The highest growth will be witnessed in the Americas with growth projections of $2.2 billion in 2014 to $3.9...

2014-09-16 08:30:30

"PIM" Designation For DCVax-L Is First Step In 2-Step Process for Early Access Approval BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that its DCVax-L is the first product to receive formal designation as a "Promising Innovative Medicine" (PIM) under the new "Early Access to Medicines Scheme" (EAMS) launched in the UK...

2014-09-16 08:29:12

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphere Fluidics Limited has developed unique technology for single cell analysis and characterization and provides proprietary products and novel services for this rapidly-growing market. The Company has raised over $6 million to date. "We are starting to develop a brand new single cell analysis instrument called Cyto-Mine(TM) (see image below). This will be revolutionary for the Biopharmaceutical Discovery and...

2014-09-15 23:11:09

Global Stem Cells Group has announced an exclusive representative contract with Chilean health management, development and biotechnology company Consortia Innovas, SA. MIAMI (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Global Stem Cells Group, Inc. has signed an exclusive representative contract with Consortia Innovas, SA, a Santiago, Chile-based health management, development and biotech company. Founded by entrepreneur Enrique Testart, M.D., Consortia Innovas focuses on helping patients gain access to...

2014-09-15 23:00:36

Aging skin loses collagen, which is the internal cause of wrinkles, sagging and thinning of skin. Sublime Beauty® introduces a superior way to deal with this plus a 25% off sale. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Aging skin inevitably wrinkles, thins and sags. The main internal reason for this is loss of collagen production. By age 60, skin has 45% less collagen than it did when young due to this slow down. Collagen holds up skin structure. In order to maintain...

2014-09-15 04:21:19

NEW YORK, LONDON, BERLIN and PARIS, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE M/S. Reportstack

2014-09-14 23:00:15

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Biotechnology Graduate Programs’ Virtual Information Session provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about UMBC’s Biotechnology Master in Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate Programs offered at UMBC and UMBC’s Shady Grove campus at The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 UMBC’s Biotechnology Graduate Programs’ Virtual Information Session will be held on...


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GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
2012-06-04 19:33:04

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1979 under the title Journal of Applied Biochemistry and published by Academic Press. It assumed its present title in 1986 and publication was taken over by Portland Press in 1993. It is now published bimonthly by Wiley-Blackwell (since 2011). It is the official journal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The journal publishes scholarly Articles and Reviews relating to...

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