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Specialized Immune Cells Could Stop Cancer Spread
2014-08-18 03:54:50

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body. The team, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, also found natural killer cells were critical to the body’s rejection of donor bone marrow...

2014-08-14 16:26:36

GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentigen Corporation, a global leader in lentiviral technology for cell and gene therapy applications, today announced the sale of its lentiviral vector manufacturing business and related assets to Miltenyi Biotec, who will operate through its newly formed, wholly-owned US subsidiary Lentigen Technology, Inc. based in Gaithersburg, MD. In connection with the transaction, Lentigen Corporation has been renamed Opus Bio, Inc., and has been...

2014-08-14 16:26:34

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Addition of lentiviral gene delivery capabilities complements strategic partnering portfolio. Miltenyi Biotec announced today that it has acquired the lentiviral vector manufacturing business and related assets from US company Lentigen Corporation, a global leader in lentiviral technology for cell and gene therapy applications. The acquisition further strengthens Miltenyi Biotec's portfolio in cell and...

2014-08-14 16:26:32

DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Global Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell Therapy, Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering) Market (Bone and Joint) - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 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,...

2014-08-11 08:28:53

Celgene Makes Equity Investment in HLI LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high performance human life span, today announced it has signed an agreement with Celgene Cellular Therapeutics (CCT) to license, develop, and co-promote Celgene's proprietary placental cell population, PSC-100....

2014-08-08 12:25:17

ALBANY, New York, August 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Cell Separation Technologies Market (Technology: Gradient Centrifugation, MACS and FACS; Application: Stem Cell Research, Immunology, Neuroscience and Cancer Research) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global cell separation technologies market was valued at USD 1.7 billion in 2012 and is expected to...

2014-08-08 12:25:15

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaCyte, Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine company developing a stem cell-derived islet replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetes, announced today that it has completed a private equity financing transaction, providing the Company with $5.4 million through the sale of Series C-1 Preferred Stock, together with warrants to purchase common stock. The first closing of the Series C-1 financing occurred in July 2013. This...

2014-08-08 08:25:57

GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today reported its financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014 and provided a business and clinical update. "We are pleased to report that 2014 has already seen the company achieve several major milestones. In late July, we completed the last of the surgeries in the NSI-566/ALS Phase II trial. Each of the patients in the final cohort have received a total of 16 million NSI-566 neural...

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...

2014-08-04 08:29:33

GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the final patient was treated in its Phase II trial using NSI-566 spinal cord-derived neural stem cells in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). The multicenter Phase II trial treated 15 ambulatory patients in five different dosing cohorts. The first 12 patients received injections in the cervical region of the spinal cord only, where the stem cells...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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