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2014-08-25 08:25:18

Venture Capital Dollars in Biotechnology Companies Increases Nearly 40 Percent, Strongest Second Quarter Since 1995 NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture capital (VC) funding for the Life Sciences sector, which includes Biotechnology and Medical Devices, reached $2.5 billion in 195 deals for the second quarter of 2014, according to a new report, "Biotech soars to record high," which includes data from the MoneyTree(TM) Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP and the...

lizard tail regeneration
2014-08-24 05:09:45

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Arizona State University have taken a giant step towards uncovering the genetic secrets behind lizards’ ability to regrow their own tails, and believe the knowledge could be used to stimulate regrowth in humans. The process with which lizards regenerate their tails after losing them in attacks from predators is described by the researchers as a genetic “recipe,” until now a secret recipe, because like good cooking...

2014-08-22 23:05:15

In a new study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine on July 14, 2014, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University along with a team from Osaka University may have found a potentially powerful approach for creating human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) for clinical use. Durham, NC (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have great potential in the field of regenerative medicine because they can be coaxed to turn into specific cells;...

2014-08-22 23:03:33

ReportsnReports.com adds “Surfactants Market by Product type [Anionic, Non-Ionic, Cationic, Amphoteric], Substrates [Synthetic/Petrochemical based and Natural/Bio-based/Green], and Applications - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The global surfactants market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.40% by volume, and 5.80% by value from 2014 to 2019. The global surfactants market is projected to reach 22,802 kilotons, by...

2014-08-22 12:25:53

DUBLIN, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global molecular biology enzymes market was valued at $2,847.63 million in 2013, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.74% to reach $5,420.63 million in 2018. Molecular...

2014-08-21 23:16:22

Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, LLC, a premier, full service biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization announced today that it has been selected by Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company focused on the development of innovative approaches to targeting and treating cancer, to manufacture the anti-prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) monoclonal antibody used in Progenics’ PSMA ADC product candidate. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Gallus...

2014-08-21 23:05:31

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "Global Microfluidic Device System Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Global Microfluidic Device System Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global microfluidic device market was...

2014-08-21 12:23:58

DALLAS, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report, "Surfactants Market by Product type [Anionic, Non-Ionic, Cationic, Amphoteric], Substrates [Synthetic/Petrochemical based and Natural/Bio-based/Green], and Applications - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019" defines and segments the global surfactants market in terms of volume and value, and also analyzes and forecasts the market size of types and applications in terms of volume as well as value....

2014-08-21 08:29:07

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaCyte, Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine company announced today that it has entered into a Rights Agreement with Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The agreement provides Janssen with a future right to evaluate a transaction related to the VC-01(TM) combination product that ViaCyte is developing for type 1 diabetes. This right will continue...

2014-08-21 08:28:11

- Welcomes New Shareholders Who Received Series A Shares from Geron Corporation - MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today the appointments of Andrew ("Andy") Arno and Natale ("Nat") Ricciardi to the Company's newly expanded Board of Directors. With these additions, the Asterias Board of Directors now comprises eight directors, three...


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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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omphalos
  • 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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