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2014-07-02 05:16:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineers have developed a three-dimensionally printed biological robot that is powered by muscle cells and controlled using electrical pulses, according to research published Monday in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. In the study, bioengineering professor and lead investigator Rashid Bashir and his colleagues explain how they were...

2014-06-27 23:05:47

A new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine suggests a new way to produce endothelial progenitor cells in quantities large enough to be feasible for use in developing new cancer treatments. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 A new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine suggests a new way to produce endothelial progenitor cells in quantities large enough to be feasible for use in developing new cancer treatments. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are...

2014-06-23 23:06:59

GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of "Global Stem Cells Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020" Market Research report to their Database. View Complete Report - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/stem-cells-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The global market for stem cells is expected to reach USD 170.15 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing prevalence of chronic diseases such...

2014-06-19 08:29:56

SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June 19 is designated as World Sickle Cell Day. The international observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenge presented by the common, non-malignant blood disorder. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DC33657LOGO-a Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder in which the body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The sickled or c-shaped red blood cells can...

2014-06-17 10:29:40

Rice University Rice University scientists apply new theory to learn how and why cells differentiate How does a stem cell decide what path to take? In a way, it’s up to the wisdom of the crowd. The DNA in a pluripotent stem cell is bombarded with waves of proteins whose ebb and flow nudge the cell toward becoming blood, bone, skin or organs. A new theory by scientists at Rice University shows the cell’s journey is neither a simple step-by-step process nor all random....

Scientists Successfully Transplant And Grow Stem Cells In Pigs
2014-06-05 03:38:48

Nathan Hurst, University of Missouri One of the biggest challenges for medical researchers studying the effectiveness of stem cell therapies is that transplants or grafts of cells are often rejected by the hosts. This rejection can render experiments useless, making research into potentially life-saving treatments a long and difficult process. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have shown that a new line of genetically modified pigs will host transplanted cells without the...

2014-06-04 23:06:47

Insception Lifebank, Canada's largest cord blood program, now offers expecting parents the option to bank a section of the actual umbilical cord tissue, in addition to banking cord blood. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Insception Lifebank, Canada's largest cord blood program, now offers expecting parents the option to bank a section of the actual umbilical cord tissue, in addition to banking cord blood. "With exciting developments in stem cell research, scientists...

2014-06-03 23:02:06

On June 3, at the 7th Annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day, Dr. James L. Sherley, Director of The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC presented a new technology developed to identify drug candidates that are toxic to adult stem cells. This first technology of its kind meets a long-standing unmet need of the pharmaceutical industry, with potential to save billions of dollars in drug development costs each year while accelerating the arrival of new effective, and safe, drugs...

2014-06-02 22:42:13

Brigham and Women's Hospital Scientists use 3D printing to successfully address the ongoing challenge of making artificial blood vessels The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial vessels from scratch. Now a team from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood...

2014-05-27 12:33:02

Americord Yields 60% More CD34+ Stem Cells, 54% More Cord Blood, and 34% Higher TNC Than Competitors NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that its cord blood stem cell collection statistics beat the cord blood banking industry averages by significant margins across three critical measures. An in-depth analysis of collection samples through March 31, 2014 revealed that Americord collects 60% more CD34+ stem cells, 54% higher volume, and 34% higher total...


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  • 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.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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