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Extreme Genomic Evolution Discovered In Burmese Pythons
2013-12-03 07:05:43

[ Watch the Video: Genomics Reveal The Evolution Of Snakes ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers have sequenced the genome of the Burmese python, or Python molurus bivittatus, finding large numbers of rapidly evolved genes in snakes. Their findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveal that these genetic changes are linked to extreme characteristics in snakes. The discovery of these characteristics,...

2013-12-02 23:03:44

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Market for Primary Cells & Stem Cell-Derived Cells: Current and Future Opportunities. London (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Study Objectives This study of the academic and pharma/biotech sectors in North America and Europe provides an analysis of the market for primary cells and an assessment of the brand equity for the leading companies who serve this market. This report also describes the emerging market for stem...

2013-11-26 16:24:38

The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide down various pathways that ultimately produce red cells, white cells and platelets. These “daughter” cells must be produced at a rate of about one million per second to constantly replenish the body’s blood supply. Researchers have long wondered what allows these stem cells to persist for decades, when their progeny last for days, weeks or months before they need to...

Spanish Team Grows Fake Skin Using Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord
2013-11-22 14:54:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Granada in Spain have announced the development of artificial skin, grown from umbilical cord stem cells. The development could be a massive step forward for the treatment of burn victims or other patients who have suffered severe skin damage. According to a report, published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, the research team wrote that they were able to use stem cells derived from the...

2013-11-21 23:31:23

Paralyzed man partners with “Ingredients of Outliers” team to demonstrate the value of persistence. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Josh Rivers, 25, was shot and paralyzed from the waist down on December 26, 2010 after a gunmen open fired at a local Phoenix night club. “The doctors told me that I would never be able to walk again,” Rivers said. According to Josh, not walking is not an option for him. Due to lack of financial backing and inability to work, Rivers made a video...

2013-11-21 13:05:17

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that two separate species of salamander differ in the way their muscles grow back in lost body parts. Their findings on the species-specific solutions, published in the scientific periodical Cell Stem Cell, demonstrate there is more than one mechanism of tissue regeneration. To carry out their study, the scientists labelled different cell types in two species of salamander in order to ascertain what kinds of cell give rise to...

2013-11-19 13:16:54

An original model that would explain how regions of the genome that are copied later on facilitate the birth of new genes with specific functions in tissues and organs One of the most important processes in the life of cells is genome replication, which consists of making exact copies of the DNA in order to pass it on to their offspring when they split. In most organisms, from yeast to human beings, genome replication follows a set plan, in which certain regions of the genome replicate...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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