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2014-08-08 11:20:47

Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair Induced immunorejection may eliminate tumors post-cell transplantation Recent studies have shown that transplanting induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural stem cells (iPS-NSCs) can promote functional recovery after spinal cord injury in rodents and non-human primates. However, a serious drawback to the transplantation of iPS-NSCs is the potential for tumor growth, or tumorogenesis, post-transplantation. In an...

2014-08-08 08:25:42

SHANGHAI, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device R&D services company with operations in China and the United States, today announced the appointment of Walter Teh-Ming Kwauk as an independent director to the Board of Directors. Mr. Kwauk will serve on the Audit Committee. Mr. Kwauk is currently a senior consultant at Motorola Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. He serves as a director of Thunder...

2014-08-07 23:06:21

Researchers comparing the mesothelioma biomarkers mesothelin and fibulin-3 say mesothelin is still the most effective marker for diagnosis but fibulin-3 has another use. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Scientists in Australia have just released the results of an important report comparing the relative values of the protein biomarkers mesothelin and fibulin-3 in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a new article on the study. Click...

2014-08-07 23:06:12

New market research reports title "Global Commercial Seeds (Conventional, Biotechnology) Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020” has been added to GrandViewReseach.com Report Database. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/commercial-seeds-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Global market for commercial seeds (http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/commercial-seeds-market) is expected to...

2014-08-07 23:03:45

The most cited resource for biomaterials globally strengthens its ability to produce standards, controls, reagents, and infectious disease surveillance kits. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2003 certification for the development, manufacture, and distribution of standards, controls, reagents and in vitro diagnostic test kits. Every day researchers in life...

2014-08-07 23:02:54

Members of the Founding Class include two brave young women inspired to study pharmacy after suffering from rare childhood disease, drug reactions. Claremont, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 On different continents, the young lives of Flavia Nagujja and Caroline (Jung Eun) Kim were deeply affected by childhood illnesses stemming from medical error or lack of information. Kim is a survivor of Reye’s syndrome. The rare but serious condition, linked with aspirin use in children with viral...

2014-08-07 12:28:21

DUBLIN, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Regenerative Medicine Market in the US 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Regenerative Medicine market in the US has witnessed a number of mergers and acquisitions by leading vendors in the past few years. Vendors are focusing on mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their global position and increase their commercial capabilities. For...

2014-08-06 23:02:05

The market for specialty oilfield chemicals is expected to reach $12.4 Billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% between 2014 and 2019. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/specialty-oilfield-chemicals-market-517.html. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The report Specialty Oilfield Chemical Market, By Type (Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors, Biocides, Demulsifier, Pour Point Depressants, Surfactants, advanced polymers, and others), Application (Drilling Fluid, Well Stimulation,...

2014-08-06 16:28:23

DALLAS, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The key drivers for molecular biology enzymes, kits and reagents market are the rising R&D expenditure by the pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and increasing public funding for life science research. The World Health Organization estimates that the total aged population may rise from 605 million in 2000 (11% of the global population) to 2 billion by 2050, accounting for 22% of the global population. As this segment of the world...

2014-08-06 16:22:28

DUBLIN, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Microbial Biosurfactants Market (Rhamnolipids, Sophorolipids, Mannosylerythritol Lipids (MEL) and Other) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Increasing demand for green cleaning products coupled with favorable regulatory outlook in developed countries is expected to drive the...


Latest biotechnology Reference Libraries

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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