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2014-07-24 12:28:19

More Than 30 Scientific Projects Chosen for Potential to Improve the Lives and Futures of People Touched by Parkinson's NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $1.3 million in funding for more than 30 investigator-initiated research projects to help solve, treat and end Parkinson's disease. Chosen through a competitive application process, the grants reflect PDF's continued commitment to improving the...

2014-05-26 12:23:17

MUMBAI, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominate the Stem Cell Product Market by Making Smarter Decisions Faster Stem cells are still a relatively new discovery, as the first mouse embryonic stem cells were derived from embryos in 1981, but it was not until 1995 that the first successful culturing of embryonic stem cells from non-human primates occurred and not until 1998 when a technique was developed to isolate and grow embryonic stem cells from human blastocysts. Soon...

2014-05-08 12:30:08

Two new gifts will benefit faculty in stem cell science and digestive diseases LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new gifts from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to UCLA totaling $4 million will fund research in stem cell science and digestive diseases and support the recruitment of key faculty at two renowned research centers. The gifts bring to $30 million The Broad Foundation's total support of faculty recruitment and basic and translational research at...

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2014-04-29 05:47:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers reported on Monday the creation of the first disease-specific line of embryonic stem cells made with a patient’s own DNA, a major breakthrough in the field of regenerative medicine. The achievement marks the first time cloning technologies have been used to generate stem cells that are genetically matched to adult patients. The independent group of scientists, led by experts at the New York Stem Cell Foundation...

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...

2014-01-08 23:01:25

Stem cell research funded in part by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund allows scientists to identify new gene targets in patients suffering from the disease. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 A stem cell model of familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) was successfully generated, allowing researchers to identify 14 genes potentially implicated in the disease. One gene in particular demonstrates the important role inflammation may play in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. The study was...

2013-09-18 23:24:45

Team to apply innovative analytical methods to gain new insights and identify potential therapies. New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in partnership with the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), and other institutions, have been awarded a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study Alzheimer’s disease. This study will apply innovative analytical methods to large-scale molecular, cellular, and...

2013-08-21 23:17:34

The Movement Disorder Society’s Scientific Issues Committee has released a brief review of the use of stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease (PD), ultimately warning patients against treatments performed outside of a recognized academic or clinical setting. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 The Movement Disorder Society’s Scientific Issues Committee has released a brief review of the use of stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease (PD), ultimately warning patients...

2013-06-13 23:02:40

By transferring four genes into mouse fibroblast cells, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have produced cells that resemble hematopoietic stem cells, which produce millions of new blood cells in the human body every day. These findings provide a platform for future development of patient-specific stem/progenitor cells, and more differentiated blood products, for cell-replacement therapy. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 By transferring four genes into mouse...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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