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Slimy Fish And The Origins Of Brain Development

Slimy Fish And The Origins Of Brain Development

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech Lamprey — slimy, eel-like parasitic fish with tooth-riddled, jawless sucking mouths — are rather disgusting to look at, but thanks to their important position on the vertebrate family tree, they can offer...

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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...

2014-09-17 16:25:43

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. National Institute of Health stated that regenerative medicine is the process of creating functional tissue to repair and replace tissue or organ which has lost their function due to damage, congenital defects, disease and age. Moreover, it has included stem cell therapy, tissue engineering and biomaterial under the umbrella of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine has wide areas of application such as cardiovascular, neurology,...

2014-09-16 23:05:42

Scientists Begin Rallying Around Global Effort to Create a New Liver Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 New Organ, a collective initiative for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, announced today the initial six teams competing for the New Organ Liver Prize, a global prize competition sponsored by the Methuselah Foundation, a biomedical charity. The prize challenge will award $1,000,000 to the first team that creates a regenerative or bioengineered solution that enables...

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...

2014-09-08 16:25:56

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 8, 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 that it will be hosting and webcasting its Analyst Day on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, in New York, New York. Parker H. "Pete" Petit, Chairman and CEO; William C. Taylor, President and COO; Michael J. Senken, Chief Financial Officer; and...

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....

2014-09-04 16:28:09

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians at Texas Children's Fetal Center and Baylor College of Medicine proudly announce the completion of the first two-port fetoscopic procedure to repair spina bifida in-utero. It is believed that this is the first time this type of fetoscopic procedure has been performed in the United States. The fetoscopic approach was developed by Dr. Michael Belfort, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital and Dr. William...


Latest Developmental biology Reference Libraries

Rhithrogena germanica
2013-07-09 15:10:58

Rhithrogena germanica, known as the March brown mayfly in in the British Isle, is a species of mayfly that can be found throughout northern and central areas of Europe. Its range includes the River Tweed in England, Hesse in Germany, Denmark, Poland, and France. It was first described by Alfred Edwin Eaton, who studied a male specimen from the River Rhine. Rhithrogena germanica begins its lifecycle in the larval stage, as a water dwelling naiad that is typically found in fast flowing,...

Vase Tunicate, Ciona intestinalis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Vase Tunicate (Ciona intestinalis) is a species of sea squirt widely distributed in Northern European waters. It has also spread to other parts of the world, where it is considered invasive. It grows in dense aggregations on any floating or submerged substrate, especially on artificial structures like pilings, aquaculture gear, floats and boat hulls. It is found in the lower intertidal and subtidal zones. Sea squirts have been long recognized as being possibly the closest invertebrate...

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2007-04-10 16:07:52

The Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). It is a popular aquarium fish, where it is frequently sold under the trade name Zebra danio, and is also an important model organism. Characteristics The zebrafish arose in the Ganges region in Eastern India and is also native to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. It commonly inhabits streams, canals, ditches, ponds and slow-moving to stagnant water bodies, including rice fields. The...

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2005-08-25 09:40:19

The Orthoptera are an order of insects with incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, and katydids. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as stridulation) by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. Their ears, located in the front legs, are interconnected in such a way that they are able to locate each other by sound. Characteristics Orthopterans have two pairs of wings - the...

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2009-03-28 17:01:34

The Ghost Shrimp, Pestarella tyrrhena is a species of thalassinidean crustacean that dwells in shallow, sandy tunnels of the ocean floor in the Mediterranean Sea and northern Atlantic Ocean. Initially, the crustacean derived its name from the Tyrrhenian Sea where it inhabited. The crustacean was called formerly Callianassa tyrrhena, but current common terminology for the species is Ghost Shrimp or Mud Shrimp. Fishermen in the Mediterranean have used it as bait for at least 200 years...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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