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Skin Cells Reprogrammed Into Brain Cells

Skin Cells Reprogrammed Into Brain Cells

Provided by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, an ultimately...

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2014-10-31 08:25:10

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, today announced that it will release third quarter financial and operating results on Monday, November 10, 2014 after the close of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call via webcast on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to discuss third quarter...

2014-10-31 08:23:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Though therapies are in their nascent phase, sales of stem cell technologies are expected to show an annual increase of 16.2% over the 2010-2020 period, reaching an expected market value of nearly $1 billion, according to Kalorama Information's report, Stem Cell Therapeutics Markets. This includes revenues from proprietary stem cell therapeutics that have gained or are expected to gain approval from respected regulatory authorities....

2014-10-30 12:28:54

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Blood Center's Milstein National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) is pleased to announce that HEMACORD(®), the first FDA-licensed hematopoietic stem cell product, has been awarded the prestigious "Best Biotechnology Product" Award by Prix Galien USA. The award recognizes "biomedical products that advance the human condition and which were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the past five years,"...

2014-10-30 08:29:59

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading provider of market research, MarketResearch.com announces the distribution of a report by BioInformant Worldwide, LLC, revealing the continued 14.7% annual growth of the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) market. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132627 To learn more about the induced pluripotent stem cell market, visit:...

2014-10-29 16:28:19

DALLAS, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report The "Cell Expansion Market by Product (Reagent, Media, Serum, Bioreactors, Centrifuge), Cell Type (human, animal), Application (Stem Cell Research, Regenerative Medicine, Clinical Diagnostics), End User (Hospital, Biotechnology, Cell Bank) - Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current...

2014-10-24 23:03:52

Americord launches revolutionary process, Cord Blood 2.0™ to preserve up to twice as many stem cells in umbilical cord blood. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Americord Registry announced today the launch of Cord Blood 2.0™, its innovative cord blood banking system that can collect and preserve up to twice as many stem cells as traditional cord blood collections. “Traditional cord blood banking is outdated,” said Americord CEO Martin Smithmyer. “Cord Blood 2.0™ for cord...

2014-10-24 08:26:04

National Stem Cell Foundation and Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation announce partnership to fund stem cell research for regeneration and repair. LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced today they have partnered to fund innovative adult stem cell research for the regeneration and repair of musculoskeletal tissues. The collaboration between...

2014-10-21 08:32:30

Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Demonstrate Enhanced Survival and Recovery Following Cryopreservation with CryoStor, Reducing Research Costs and Expansion Time BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues ("BioLife" or the "Company"), announced today that...

2014-10-20 20:25:44

LONDON, Oct.20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Details Stem cell developers and producers - discover companies' R&D and revenue prospects Who are the top stem cell developers and producers? And what are their sales potentials? Visiongain's new report shows you their outlooks from 2014. There you discover therapies, sales results, trends, opportunities, and predictions of revenues. That way you find data and analysis on cellular technologies with potential to improve human...

2014-10-19 12:21:17

Study produces unprecedented model to study intestinal diseases CINCINNATI, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have successfully transplanted "organoids" of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice - creating an unprecedented model for studying diseases of the intestine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Reporting their results Oct. 19 online in Nature Medicine, scientists from Cincinnati...


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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
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.