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2014-09-30 23:22:37

In a recent online interview by the Pharma IQ Division of the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC), James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., the Director of the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC (ASCTC) discussed the state of technology for drug evaluations for stem cell toxicity. As an expert on the topic, Dr. Sherley emphasized that, currently, few technologies exist for screening-out drug candidates that will ultimately fail as medicines due to toxicity against stem cells...

2014-09-30 12:29:55

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank - www.corduse.com - is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Equity and Exclusive Services Agreement with Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, Inc. (Tianhe) which has licensed a series of patented technologies for the isolation of human cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells for possible clinical applications. Tianhe is performing Phase I/II clinical trials in China and Spain using Tianhe's Stem Cell...

2014-09-26 08:25:03

HONG KONG, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company will hold its 2014 annual general meeting of shareholders at its Hong Kong office at 48/F, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, at 9:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on December 11, 2014 (8:00 a.m....

2014-09-24 08:29:21

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, processor and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today the publication of its latest peer-reviewed scientific study, "Progenitor Cell Recruitment By Dehydrated Human Amnion Chorion Grafts Promotes Neovascularization in a Murine Model of Dermal Ischemia", was electronically published in the Journal of...

2014-09-22 08:29:37

Research explores the benefits of using autologous cord blood stem cells for children with Cerebral Palsy NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that it has provided funding to support a clinical trial investigating the efficacy of autologous umbilical cord blood for the treatment of pediatric patients with cerebral palsy. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140919/147316 This trial is being conducted under the direction of an internationally...

2014-09-15 23:11:09

Global Stem Cells Group has announced an exclusive representative contract with Chilean health management, development and biotechnology company Consortia Innovas, SA. MIAMI (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Global Stem Cells Group, Inc. has signed an exclusive representative contract with Consortia Innovas, SA, a Santiago, Chile-based health management, development and biotech company. Founded by entrepreneur Enrique Testart, M.D., Consortia Innovas focuses on helping patients gain access to...

2014-09-10 16:26:28

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- September is designated as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The federal health observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenges presented by childhood cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents ages 1 to 19 years old in the United States. Pediatric patients with blood cancers have diseased...

stem cells
2014-09-10 02:30:29

Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figuring out how blank slate stem cells decide which kind of cell they want to be when they grow up — a muscle cell, a bone cell, a neuron — has been no small task for science. Human pluripotent stem cells, the undifferentiated cells that have the potential to become any of the 220 types of cells in the body, are influenced in the lab dish by the cocktail of chemical factors and proteins upon which they are grown and nurtured. Depending...

2014-09-05 23:01:05

A study published in STEM CELLS on August 30, 2014, details a new, simple, and highly efficient way to convert cells taken from an adult’s skin into stem cells that have the potential to differentiate into white blood cells. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 A study published in STEM CELLS on August 30, 2014, details a new, simple, and highly efficient way to convert cells taken from an adult’s skin into stem cells that have the potential to differentiate into white blood cells....

2014-09-05 08:23:18

HONG KONG, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company's Compensation Committee (the "Committee") has approved an allocation of 5,840,000 restricted share units ("RSUs") to be issued to selected members (the "Potential Participants") of the CCBC management team....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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