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2014-03-20 08:30:37

Clinical trials evaluating newborn stem cells as a treatment for pediatric patients with cerebral palsy may improve the availability of future therapeutic options SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March is designated as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month by the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The national health observance aims to foster greater public recognition of the developmental disorder and to heighten awareness of the innovative efforts...

2014-03-20 08:30:23

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET) has filed additional U.S. and international patent applications covering MCT-485 and its composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of action, and methods and formulations for therapeutic use. MCT-485 is a very small noncoding double stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecule which has demonstrated a unique cytotoxic, oncolytic, and immune stimulating activity in in vitro models of...

2014-03-20 04:20:02

The DIY finger-prick technique opens door for extensive stem cell bankingSingapore, 3/20 - Above: Schematic on finger-prick blood isolation and treatment for cellular reprogramming (Image from Loh Yuin Han, Jonathan, IMCB); Down: Marker staining of hiPSCs (Image from Loh Yuin Han, Jonathan, IMCB)Singapore, Mar 20, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from...

2014-03-19 23:23:12

In a study just published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers reported to have discovered what appears to be an easy way to collect large quantities of viable stem cells that can be banked for future regenerative medicine purposes – all from the simple prick of a finger. Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 In a study just published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers have discovered what appears to be an easy way to collect large...

Notion That Hox Genes Acquire New Roles Quickly, Without Compromising Old Ones
2014-03-19 21:55:48

Indiana University Bloomington It’s difficult to identify a single evolutionary novelty in the animal kingdom that has fascinated and intrigued mankind more than the lantern of the firefly. Yet to this day, nothing has been known about the genetic foundation for the formation and evolution of this luminescent structure. But now, new work from a former Indiana University Bloomington graduate student and his IU Ph.D. advisor offers for the first time a characterization of the...

2014-03-18 23:35:02

The new non-embryonic stem cell serum, "Cell Renewal | Fibroblast Serum", includes revolutionary ingredients that make a positive impact on skin quality at the cellular level. The new serum is on sale at Sublime Beauty® now. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The new serum "Cell Renewal | Fibroblast Serum" from Sublime Beauty® contains highly pure ingredients to help skin become healthier and younger. "Our clients were asking for a revolutionary,...

2014-03-18 23:21:46

$8.9M Raised in Last Round Enables Heart Institute to Treat Patients with Ischemic Conditions with Their Own Adult Stem Cells Beginning Summer, 2014 in the Bahamas Freeport, Bahamas (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Okyanos Heart Institute, whose mission it is to bring a new standard of care and a better quality of life to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) using adult stem cell therapy, announced today it has raised $8.9 million in its Series B offering. Passion Group founder Ali Shawkat...

Sea Anemone genetics
2014-03-18 13:58:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers lead by evolutionary and developmental biologist Ulrich Technau at the University of Vienna say that a sea anemone has a genomic landscape that is half animal, half plant. Developmental biologists found that the genetic landscape of sea anemones features complex regulatory elements similar to that of fruit flies or other animal model systems. However, they also discovered that sea anemones are more similar to plants rather...

Controversy Around Stem Cell Discovery May lead To Retraction
2014-03-14 12:52:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese scientists who in January announced they developed a new method to create stem cells using blood cells and acid are considering retracting their study. Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan announced earlier this year that they had discovered that dipping blood cells into acid could turn them into stem cells. This study was considered ground-breaking research in the field, but now the...

2014-03-13 23:22:29

Bioquark Inc., a company focused on the development of novel biologic based products to alter the regulatory state of human tissues and organs, with the goal of curing a wide range of diseases, as well as effecting complex regeneration, is adding to its team with a leading expert in the area of applied regenerative medicine and cellular therapies. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Bioquark, Inc., (http://www.bioquark.com) a company focused on the development of combinatorial...


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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