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Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled
2014-05-06 03:43:59

[ Watch The Video: The Making Of Bone Marrow-On-A-Chip ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Device captures complexity of living marrow in the laboratory; could help test new drugs to prevent lethal radiation exposure The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living...

'Inhabitants Of Madrid' Ate Elephants’ Meat And Bone Marrow 80,000 Years Ago
2012-04-24 08:32:40

Humans that populated the banks of the river Manzanares (Madrid, Spain) during the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and 40,000 years ago) fed themselves on pachyderm meat and bone marrow. This is what a Spanish study shows and has found percussion and cut marks on elephant remains in the site of Preresa (Madrid). In prehistoric times, hunting animals implied a risk and required a considerable amount of energy. Therefore, when the people of the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and...

2011-06-13 00:00:28

The organization takes on Alice's wish in the U.S. by registering donors for free at GetSwabbed.org New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2011 Alice Pyne, a terminally-ill British teenager became an online sensation after posting a wish list of things she would like to do before she dies on her personal blog. The teen, who has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the last four years, recently found out that the cancer is spreading throughout her entire body. "I know that the cancer is gaining on me...

2011-04-21 11:31:00

Charles R. Bronfman to Share Personal Remarks NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An extraordinary event will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at The Grand Hyatt New York. That evening, the Grand Ballroom will be filled with heroes who have saved the lives of complete strangers, and witnesses present to hear their stories. They are not the usual heroes - policemen, firemen, or doctors. They are everyday people who have selflessly given of themselves and donated bone...

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2010-05-28 07:38:18

Bone-marrow transplants cure mice of hair-pulling compulsion A Nobel Prize-winning University of Utah geneticist discovered that bone marrow transplants cure mutant mice who pull out their hair compulsively. The study provides the first cause-and-effect link between immune system cells and mental illness, and points toward eventual new psychiatric treatments. "We're showing there is a direct relationship between a psychiatric disorder and the immune system, specifically cells named microglia...

2008-10-22 15:00:30

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- StemCor Systems, Inc., a medical device company developing systems for Enabling Regenerative Medicine(TM), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Hospira, Inc. to develop and commercialize StemCor's proprietary System for the harvest of bone marrow. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071030/STEMCORSYSTEMSLOGO) StemCor will develop the System for Hospira, and Hospira will manage the clinical trial program, leading to...

2008-09-03 18:00:41

A SPECIAL bone marrow clinic to recruit potential donors is being held in the ECHO'S atrium today. Between 4pm and 7pm, the Anthony Nolan Trust was due to sign up volunteer lifesavers. Pop star Liz McClarnon spent the day scouring the city streets to recruit them in Liverpool today as part of a new SKY1 programme celebrating random acts of kindness. The clinic has been inspired by the plight of Southport children Ella and Sam Wright who desperately need a bone marrow transplant and...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SheKnows.com (http://www.sheknows.com/), one of the fastest growing online destinations for women, announced today the launch of their dedicated feature site (http://www.sheknows.com/bone-marrow) promoting bone marrow awareness and offering its users the chance to participate in this life saving movement by registering for a bone marrow donor kit. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080804/LAM008) In partnership with Save Giovanni's Friends...

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2008-04-07 00:00:00

New research from Yale University suggests removal of bone marrow could make the bones stronger and speed the healing of fractures.  The scientists said the findings could help older patients avoid major surgery, such as for hip replacement.  Marrow produces new blood cells and is rich in stem cells that help repair bones.  Many of the human body's large bones have a cavity in which bone marrow collects. Scientists treated rats using a technique to remove the marrow, and...


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