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Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In The Brain

Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In The Brain

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center May be possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal...

Latest Developmental biology Stories

2014-08-29 23:10:02

For more than a week, Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC has been declining offers from participants in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge who wish to make donations for research that does not use human embryonic stem cells or tissues derived from aborted fetuses. The company has informed those wishing to donate that its for-profit status prevents it from inviting or receiving charitable donations. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Due to a...

2014-08-29 23:09:59

Now approaching the one-year mark since its founding, The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC (ASCTC) in Boston, Massachusetts has lined-up participation in three conferences focused on stem cells and regenerative medicine over the next two months. At two of the conferences, ASCTC Director James Sherley will provide updates on the company’s progress with development of its new technology for detecting drug candidates that are toxic to tissue stem cells. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 29,...

2014-08-29 23:04:57

Transparency Market Research published a new report “Global Orthobiologics Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019” to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Global Orthobiologics Market” the global orthobiologics market was valued at USD 3,754.6 million in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market worth USD 5,519.9million in 2019at a CAGR of 5.9%...

2014-08-29 08:24:07

DALLAS, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched June 2014, the "Stem Cell Research Products - Opportunities, Tools, and Technologies" market intelligence report supplies research supply companies with the real-time data necessary to make effective product development decisions, sell effectively to scientists, and take market share from the competition. Full-year 2013 analysis determines the size of the stem cell research products market to be $3.22 billion, and the stem cell...

2014-08-27 23:00:26

Upcoming New York Adult Stem Cell Lecture on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 2pm and 4pm at the City Limits Diner, at 135 Harvard Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 New York, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group announces a series of free public seminars on the use of adult stem cells for various degenerative and inflammatory conditions. They will be provided by Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, Surgeon-in-Chief, and, Dr. Nia M. Smyrniotis, Medical Director....

2014-08-26 12:28:27

--Center with Deepest Experience Advances the Field After the MOMS Trial Set a New Standard of Care-- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those published three years previously in a landmark clinical trial that established a new standard of care for prenatal repair of this birth defect....

2014-08-25 08:27:08

HONG KONG, Aug. 25, 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 has been informed that Magnum Opus International Holdings Limited ("Magnum"), a private vehicle that is controlled by CCBC Chairman Mr. Yuen KAM and involves the CCBC management team, together with Cordlife...

2014-08-25 08:27:03

- Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT - MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it will host an investor briefing conference call and slide presentation via webcast on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT. At this briefing, Asterias management will review the Company's business...

2014-08-22 23:05:15

In a new study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine on July 14, 2014, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University along with a team from Osaka University may have found a potentially powerful approach for creating human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) for clinical use. Durham, NC (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have great potential in the field of regenerative medicine because they can be coaxed to turn into specific cells;...

2014-08-22 23:05:03

Cryo-Cell International, Inc., the world’s first cord blood bank, announced today that it has provided funding to complete an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for a FDA approved Phase I clinical trial for patients that have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's) disease using umbilical cord blood cells. Oldsmar, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This funding was made through an additional investment in Cryo-Cell’s cell therapy research affiliate, Saneron CCEL...


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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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