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2014-05-28 16:26:41

Groundbreaking Nature Publication Describes Successful ZFN Driven Genome Editing in Long-Term Repopulating Stem Cells Necessary for Clinical Translation RICHMOND, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today the publication in Nature of data demonstrating efficient zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-mediated, targeted gene insertion that resulted in correction of the genetic defect in stem cells from an individual with X-linked severe combined...

2014-05-28 08:31:28

NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics, a leading developer of non-invasive, biofluid-based molecular diagnostics, today announced that William J. Kelly has been appointed as its chief financial officer, effective May 27, 2014. Mr. Kelly, 43, has over 20 years of financial management experience, including the past 13 years leading growing, international, publicly traded life science companies. For the past six years, Mr. Kelly worked at RepliGen Corporation,...

2014-05-27 16:25:18

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Mehling, M.D., an American orthopedic trauma surgeon, founder, and chief medical officer of Blue Horizon International (BHI) and Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation (BHCF), visited with orphaned children on a recent business trip to Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria. After touring the facility, meeting with the founder, and her staff, he also made a $1,000 donation to help the orphanage fulfill its vision to provide shelter for abandoned and...

2014-05-27 15:47:27

Lund University Two years ago, a new type of stem cell was discovered in the brain that has the capacity to form new cells. The same research group at Lund University in Sweden has now revealed that these stem cells, which are located in the outer blood vessel wall, appear to be involved in the brain reaction following a stroke. The findings show that the cells, known as pericytes, drop out from the blood vessel, proliferate and migrate to the damaged brain area where they are converted...

2014-05-27 15:18:24

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Interested in antioxidants? They protect us against aging and cancer. It's one of the reasons we like our green tea and even our broccoli. But there is a new kid on the antioxidant block - uric acid. But wait, you're thinking, doesn't uric acid cause gout? A team in Singapore has recently showed that uric acid is a major intracellular antioxidant, possibly even more important than the antioxidants we try to eat. They also discovered how uric acid...

2014-05-27 12:31:12

LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Flow Cytometry Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/global_flow_cytometry_market.html Flow cytometry is a laboratory analytical technique that can rapidly measure multiple parameters of individual cells or particles as they pass through a beam of light, typically a laser. The global flow cytometry market remains one of the fastest-growing segments of life...

2014-05-26 23:02:26

A number of factors such as increasing funding from various government and private organizations, growing industry focus on stem cell research, and rising global awareness about stem cell therapies through various organizations are driving the growth of the global market (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/stem-cell-technologies-and-global-market-48.html). (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 The report “Stem Cell Therapy Market by Treatment Mode (Autologous & Allogeneic), Therapeutic...

2014-05-26 12:36:49

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Like our own bodies, cells have their own skeletons called 'cytoskeletons' and are made of proteins instead of bones. These network-like structures maintain the cell's shape, provide mechanical support, and are involved in critical processes of the cell's lifecycle. The cytoskeleton is an object of intense scientific and medical research, which often requires being able to observe it directly in cells. Ideally, this would involve...

2014-05-23 11:04:04

Berkeley Lab Berkeley Lab Researchers Take an Atomic-Scale Look at Key Cellular Protein A pathway to the design of even more effective versions of the powerful anti-cancer drug Taxol has been opened with the most detailed look ever at the assembly and disassembly of microtubules, tiny fibers of tubulin protein that form the cytoskeletons of living cells and play a crucial role in mitosis. Through a combination of high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and new methodology for...

2014-05-22 10:32:28

University of Cambridge A new method of generating mature nerve cells from skin cells could greatly enhance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, and could accelerate the development of new drugs and stem cell-based regenerative medicine. The nerve cells generated by this new method show the same functional characteristics as the mature cells found in the body, making them much better models for the study of age-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and for the...


Latest Cell biology Reference Libraries

Paneth Cells
2012-07-01 19:03:07

Paneth Cells are one of four principal cell types found in the epithelium of the small intestine; the other three are the goblet cell, enterocyte, and enteroendocrine cell. Paneth cells may also be found in the cecum and appendix, although sporadically. These cells are identifiable microscopically by their location just below the intestinal stem cells in the intestinal glands. and the large eosinophilic refractile granules that occupy most of their cytoplasm. These granules consist of...

Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

72_cefd267015c8eb1fc075a3a404bc6033
2011-04-15 15:02:18

Francisella tularensis is a pathogenic species of gram-negative bacteria and the causative agent of tularemia or rabbit fever. It is a facultative intracellular bacterium. It is classified as a Class A agent by the U.S. government due to its ease of spread by aerosol and its high virulence. In 1911 the species was found in ground squirrels in California. There are four subspecies that have been classified. Biovar tularensis is found mostly in North America. Biovar palearctica is found...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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