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2014-04-18 11:24:08

The development of stem cell therapies to cure a variety of diseases depends on the ability to characterize stem cell populations based on cell surface markers. Researchers from the Finnish Red Cross have discovered a new marker that is highly expressed in a type of stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood, which they describe in an article in BioResearch Open Access, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the BioResearch...

Cloning Breakthrough: Viable Stem Cells Created From Adult Donor
2014-04-18 09:22:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a significant breakthrough a team of scientists from California and Seoul, South Korea have been able to create viable stem cells from an adult donor that perfectly match the donor’s DNA, according to a new report in the journal Cell Stem Cell. The development, referred to as "therapeutic cloning,” involves the production of embryonic cells for scientific purposes and many object to this type of research based on moral or...

2014-04-17 23:10:13

Drehsen claims excellent results in past procedures using stem cell techniques. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 One of the most respected plastic surgeons in America is encouraging the FDA to move forward on approval of stem-cell based therapies — inspired in part by Matthew McConaughey's recent Oscar win for the film Dallas Buyers Club. In the film, McConaughey portrayed Ron Woodroof, who fought the Food and Drug Administration over his use and distribution of unapproved...

2014-04-17 14:30:27

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues of the body. Now, in a feat of reverse tissue engineering, Stanford University researchers have begun to unravel the complex genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate and transform into all of the specialized cells that perform myriad biological tasks. A team of...

2014-04-17 10:32:57

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, leading to a decreased risk of iron deficiency in infancy, according to new results published in The Lancet. Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord until around two minutes after birth allows for blood to pass from the mother's placenta to the baby, and has previously been shown to reduce the risk of iron deficiency in infancy. However, current...

2014-04-15 23:06:52

International Leaders to Share Unparalleled Achievements in Stem Cell Research at DIA Annual Meeting Washington (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Research that resulted in the first stem cells that are pluripotent—those that have the potential to differentiate into almost any cell in the body—will be the backdrop for a discussion about trends in regulation in the field of regenerative medicine at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting, June 15 to 19 in San Diego. Chaired by Shinji Miyake, professor of...

2014-04-15 12:30:19

Dr. James Andrews, Respected Orthopedic Surgeon and Founding Member of American Sports Medicine Institute, To Serve as Principal Investigator BURLINGTON, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health Clinical, a leading global supplier of drug development services, announced today that it has been selected for an osteoarthritis Investigational New Drug Application (IND) by the innovative regenerative medicine biotechnology company IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc.,...

2014-04-14 23:04:25

The market for mice model services is segmented into breeding, cryopreservation, quarantine, rederivation, genetic testing, model in-licensing, and other services (surgical and line rescue); http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/mice-model-market-1308.html. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 This report studies “Mice Model Market - By Type [Inbred, Knockout, Conditioned], Technology [Microinjection, Embryonic Stem Cell], Disease [Oncology, Immunology, CNS], Service [Breeding,...

2014-04-14 16:25:26

Americord Raises Standards of Customer Service in Cord Blood Industry NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Banking leader Americord today published a bill of rights it believes every cord blood banking client should expect to receive from their cord blood bank. Encompassing information as well as service, the "Cord Blood Banking Bill of Rights" covers fundamental issues such as transparency and equitable pricing and ensures that clients who are storing their cord...

2014-04-14 04:20:35

Bank's donation brings Canadian Blood Services another step closer to meeting growing demand for stem cells in Canada OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - A life-saving national public stem cell bank will soon become a reality thanks to a generous $300,000 donation from CIBC. The donation will support Canadian Blood Services' Campaign For All Canadians, helping to raise funds towards the establishment of a national public cord blood bank in Canada. The demand for blood stem cells in...


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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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