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2014-03-31 09:52:21

New insight has been gained into treating an inherited disorder that creates serious neurological and behavioral disabilities in children and usually leads to death in the teen years. In a recent study into the effects of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (hUCB MNCs) when they are injected to counter the symptoms and progression of Sanfilippo syndrome type III B (MPS III B), researchers found that repeated injections into laboratory mice modeled with the disorder had clear...

2013-08-23 11:22:40

Work has important treatment implications In a scientific first, Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have successfully grown the cells that line the blood vessels—called vascular endothelial cells—from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), revealing new details about how these cells function. Using a unique approach, the researchers induced the differentiation of specific cell types by generating mechanical forces on the surface of the iPSC-derived endothelium mimicking the...

Blood Clotting With Gold Nanoparticles
2013-07-26 10:23:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed an exciting new use for gold nanoparticles. Controlled by an infrared laser, the particles can be used to turn blood clotting on and off. This could be especially useful to doctors who are trying to control clotting during surgery and could promote faster, safer healing after surgery. Using blood thinners is the only way doctors can currently control the body's natural clotting mechanism. This is...

2013-07-25 10:18:45

Selective release of DNA from gold nanorods switches blood clotting on and off Researchers have designed tiny, light-controlled gold particles that can release DNA controls to switch blood clotting off and on. The results are reported July 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli and colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The two-way switch for blood clotting relies on the ability of two gold nanoparticles to selectively release different...

2012-08-02 23:02:49

Protection of Global Heparin Supply Focus of International Meeting Rockville, Md (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 As part of its role in ongoing efforts to better safeguard the global supply of medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) will co-host the “Fifth Workshop on the Characterization of Heparin Products” at its U.S. headquarters in Rockville, Md., August 14-15, 2012. Since 2008, USP´s workshop on heparin products has provided a forum for manufacturers, regulators...

2012-05-23 20:44:01

Third round of improvements to blood thinner standard announced by USP To help further secure a safe supply of the widely—used blood thinner heparin, a third round of revisions to quality standards for the drug has been advanced by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). USP's Expert Panel on Unfractionated Heparin ended a two-day meeting on May 16th, 2012, and recommended finalization of the proposed changes. The revisions are scheduled to appear in the November—December 2012...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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