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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....

2014-06-17 08:28:27

Company to Present at BIO International Convention 2014 LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MAX BioPharma (www.maxbiopharma.com)announced today that it has successfully designed and synthesized proprietary small molecule oxysterols that are bone-targeted and possess potent osteogenic activity. The research was conducted as part of MAX BioPharma's first SBIR grant-supported activities in the area of osteoporosis. The company believes that these novel molecules are ideal...

2014-06-08 23:00:09

A number of factors such as increasing funding from various government and private organizations, growing industry focus on stem cell research, and rising global awareness about stem cell therapies through various organizations are driving the growth of the global market. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/stem-cell-technologies-and-global-market-48.html (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 The report “Stem Cell Therapy Market by Treatment Mode (Autologous & Allogeneic), Therapeutic...

2014-06-05 23:04:48

OMICS Publishing Group takes pleasure in announcing the 3rd International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine during September 24-26, 2014 at Valencia, Spain with an aim to promote Breakthrough Strategies for Tissue Engineering, Repair & Regeneration. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The main target of Tissue Science-2014 is to offer tantalizing hope for the repair and replacement of damaged organs and tissues, with the ultimate goal of restoring normal tissue...

2014-06-05 12:31:31

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImStem Biotechnology, Inc. (ImStem) announced today it has successfully treated an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells (hESC) derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), called hES-MSCs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140605/94816Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140605/94808 MS is a chronic neuroinflammatory disease with no cure. Most current MS therapies offer only palliative...

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...

2014-06-04 12:29:13

MARIETTA, Ga., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), announced today that the Board applauds the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") against the Company's Chairman and CEO, Parker H. "Pete" Petit. The SEC had brought a civil action against Mr. Petit alleging that in 2007, when he was Chairman and CEO of Matria Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: MATR), he provided inside information to a friend...

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...

2014-06-03 23:02:04

Surgery before birth increases chances of walking after birth, decreases probability of brain damage. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Since May 2011 the team at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute has given 34 babies with Myelomeningocele a better chance to walk, and decreased the risk of brain damage with an innovative fetal surgery, before the babies were born. Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida can cause irreversible paralysis and brain damage before birth....

Maternal Stress May Have A Temporary Effect On Fetuses
2014-06-03 03:10:42

Durham University Fetuses are more likely to show left-handed movements in the womb when their mothers are stressed, according to new research. Researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities say their findings are an indicator that maternal stress could have a temporary effect on unborn babies, adding that their research highlights the importance of reducing stress during pregnancy. However, the researchers emphasized that their study was not evidence that maternal stress led to...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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