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2013-06-20 23:31:36

University of Oregon team finds stem cell patterns in flies offer potential applications for human biologists A new study examining the brains of fruit flies reveals a novel stem cell mechanism that may help explain how neurons form in humans. A paper on the study by researchers at the University of Oregon appeared in the online version of the journal Nature in advance of the June 27 publication date. "The question we confronted was 'How does a single kind of stem cell, like a neural...

2013-06-13 23:21:56

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in adult allogeneic stem cell manufacturing, research and clinical development, announced today they have entered into a Global Distribution Agreement with Life Technologies Corporation. Under the terms of this agreement, Life Technologies will exclusively offer Stemedica´s ischemic tolerant allogeneic adult mesenchymal stem cells (itMSCs) and neural stem cells (itNSCs) for sale worldwide to research, academic institutions and corporations...

Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia, and Autism Studied With Mature Brain Cells Reprogrammed From Skin Cells
2013-06-07 07:36:57

Pennsylvania State University Difficult-to-study diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism now can be probed more safely and effectively thanks to an innovative new method for obtaining mature brain cells called neurons from reprogrammed skin cells. According to Gong Chen, the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences and professor of biology at Penn State University and the leader of the research team, "the most exciting part of this research is that it offers the promise of...

2013-05-16 23:22:54

In a study just published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, researchers have found a new way to increase the survival of stem cells injected into the brain. The discovery might one day prove useful in developing new treatments for neurological disorders – especially brain lesions, which among other things can provoke seizures and indicate multiple sclerosis or certain forms of cancer. Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Researchers have found a new way to increase the survival of stem...

2013-05-15 23:02:15

Decreasing the amount of oxygen traditionally used when culturing stem cells for use in neurological therapies could drastically affect their survival rate. In fact, it could double it, according to a new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Decreasing the amount of oxygen traditionally used when culturing stem cells for use in neurological therapies could drastically affect their survival rate. In fact, it could double it, according to...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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