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2013-07-09 23:04:52

Engineering stem cells Before scientists and engineers can realize the dream of using stem cells to create replacements for worn out organs and battle damaged body parts, they'll have to develop ways to grow complex three-dimensional structures in large volumes and at costs that won't bankrupt health care systems. Researchers are now reporting advances in these areas by using gelatin-based microparticles to deliver growth factors to specific areas of embryoid bodies, aggregates of...

2013-07-08 10:25:23

A team of Toronto-based researchers may be one step closer to a 'recipe' for large-scale production of stem cells for use in research and therapy. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be of great value for medical research because they can flexibly develop into many different types of cells. However, producing these cells is challenging because the proteins that control their generation are largely unknown. But researchers from the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick...

Brain Epigenome Changes Through Developmental Years
2013-07-05 14:26:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the entire genome has been sequenced and the codes of many genes have been identified, there are is a wide range of unknown mechanisms that interact with the code without changing "letters" of the DNA. These chemical changes to DNA are referred to as the epigenome, and a new study in the journal Science has revealed significant epigenomic activity during brain development. DNA includes four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine...

2013-07-02 04:20:02

Singapore, July 2, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) in Berlin (Germany) have discovered a molecular network in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that integrates cell communication signals to keep the cell in its stem cell state. These findings were reported in the June 2013 issue of Molecular Cell.Human embryonic stem cells have the remarkable property that they can form all human...

2013-06-21 23:20:13

New Stem Cell Micro Environment Technology Repairs DNA and Rejuvenates Dormant Stem Cells Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 TimeSlip Solutions co-founders, Dr. Luiza Petre and Dean Miller are set to showcase their new technologically advanced, concentrated restorative RG-Cell skin serum and brand new Skin Booster at The International Esthetics, Cosmetics Spa Conference (IECSC) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. RG-Cell will be located at booth #2822 from Saturday, June 22nd to Monday,...

2013-06-11 23:18:18

In the latest issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a research team reports a new method which involves the creation of a highly stable and sensitive liver stem cell model. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 The path to bringing a new drug to market is, simply put, a rocky one. Not only is it estimated to take over 12 years at an average price tag running anywhere between US $800 million and US $2 billion, but more often than not the new drug never makes it through the process. But now...

Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia, and Autism Studied With Mature Brain Cells Reprogrammed From Skin Cells
2013-06-07 07:36:57

Pennsylvania State University Difficult-to-study diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism now can be probed more safely and effectively thanks to an innovative new method for obtaining mature brain cells called neurons from reprogrammed skin cells. According to Gong Chen, the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences and professor of biology at Penn State University and the leader of the research team, "the most exciting part of this research is that it offers the promise of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.