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2013-01-29 16:48:09

Non-coding RNA is essential for normal embryonic cardiogenesis Many different tissues and organs form from pluripotent stem cells during embryonic development. To date it had been known that these processes are controlled by transcription factors for specific tissues. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, in collaboration with colleagues at MIT and the Broad Institute in Boston, have now been able to demonstrate that RNA molecules, which do not act as...

2013-01-11 13:06:15

Raises hope for developing new therapies for many diseases Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have for the first time demonstrated that baboon embryonic stem cells can be programmed to completely restore a severely damaged artery. These early results show promise for eventually developing stem cell therapies to restore human tissues or organs damaged by age or disease. "We first cultured the stem cells in petri dishes under special conditions to make them...

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge Stem Cell Funding
2013-01-08 10:45:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not hear an appeal from two scientists attempting to derail government-funded research with embryonic stem cells. Scientists claim that research with embryonic stem cells can potentially help to provide new information on possible treatments for those who suffer from a variety of conditions including spinal injuries and Parkinson´s disease....

2013-01-03 20:49:13

When an embryonic stem cell is in the first stage of its development it has the potential to grow into any type of cell in the body, a state scientists call undifferentiated. A team of researchers from Scotland has now demonstrated a way to easily distinguish undifferentiated embryonic stem cells from later-stage stem cells whose fate is sealed. The results are published in the American Institute of Physics' (AIP) journal Biomicrofluidics. The researchers used an electric field to pull stem...

2013-01-03 15:28:29

Researchers from the RIKEN Research Centre for Allergy and Immunology in Japan report today that they have succeeded for the first time in creating cancer-specific, immune system cells called killer T lymphocytes, from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). To create these killer cells, the team first had to reprogram T lymphocytes specialized in killing a certain type of cancer, into iPS cells. The iPS cells then generated fully active, cancer-specific T lymphocytes. These lymphocytes...

Harnessing Patients' Own Immune Cells To Fight Disease Using Revolutionary Techniques
2013-01-03 13:11:52

Cell Press The human body contains immune cells programmed to fight cancer and viral infections, but they often have short lifespans and are not numerous enough to overcome attacks by particularly aggressive malignancies or invasions. Now researchers reporting in two separate papers in the January 4th issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Stem Cell used stem cell technology to successfully regenerate patients' immune cells, creating large numbers that were long-lived and could recognize...

2013-01-01 05:02:03

Director of Operations to GeneCell International continues to highlight the importance of cord blood banking among the Minority Community by providing further educational programs to ensure expecting parents are well informed of the medical breakthrough Miami, Florida (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Jose Cirino aligns himself with 10+ leading physicians in Miami, Florida to provide a series of educational seminars on the medical benefits of umbilical cord blood stem cell banking. Cirino has...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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