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2011-03-18 09:39:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced it will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to provide a business update and discuss its fourth quarter 2010 financial results. To participate in the call, please dial 1-888-680-0879 (domestic) or 1-617-213-4856 (international) and reference access code 55045101. This conference call will also be webcast...

2011-03-16 09:00:00

MADRID and OEIRAS, Portugal, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digna Biotech and Biotecnol (The Consortium) announced today that the Spanish Regulatory Medicine Agency has authorized the start of a Phase I Clinical Trial in healthy volunteers for Cardiotrophin-I (CT-I). The study will be conducted in Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro de Majadahonda in Madrid and Clinica Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, and will include 33 healthy volunteers. Researchers from the Center for...

2011-02-28 13:24:38

In a finding that once again displays the power of the female, UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, improve their performance in the presence of a female bird. The finding sheds light on how social cues can impact the process of learning, the researchers said, and, specifically, could offer insights into the way humans learn speech and other motor skills. It also could inform strategies for rehabilitating people with motor...

2011-02-25 08:39:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A 50-minute conversation on your cell phone could increase your brain activity. According to a new study, talking on the phone is associated with a higher brain glucose metabolism (a marker of brain activity). Nora D. Volkow, M.D., of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, and her colleagues wanted to see if phone exposure affected regional activity in the human brain. In a randomized study, that included 47 participants, cell phones were placed on the...

2011-02-20 17:23:18

NIH funded study has implications for understanding disorders of the uterus Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified a key step in the establishment of a pregnancy. Their discovery shows how the hormone progesterone suppresses the growth of the uterus's lining so that a fertilized egg can implant in the uterus. This key step, the researchers discovered, occurs when a protein called Hand2 suppresses the chemical activity that stimulates growth of the uterine...

2011-02-18 16:04:17

Scientists have discovered the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta. The finding could shed new light on the causes of mental health problems in later life. The research, conducted at the University of Southampton and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at Southampton General Hospital, reveals that children who were born small, with relatively large placentas,...

2011-02-10 01:36:56

"Man is but a worm" was the title of a famous caricature of Darwin's ideas in Victorian England. Now, 120 years later, a molecular analysis of mysterious marine creatures unexpectedly reveals our cousins as worms, indeed. An international team of researchers, including a neuroscientist from the University of Florida, has produced more evidence that people have a close evolutionary connection with tiny, flatworm-like organisms scientifically known as "Acoelomorphs." The research in the...

2011-02-07 07:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that Steven Nichtberger, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tengion, will present at the upcoming 13th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Nichtberger will also participate in a panel discussion titled "IPO Window-Creaking Open or Wide Open?" the following day on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at...

2011-02-01 17:30:03

How do the neurons (nerve cells) of the developing brain seek out and make the connections that are so crucial to formation of the final circuits in the brain of an adult? The answers lie in the formation of the synapse, the critical junction where a neuron transfers information to another nerve cell or to muscles. That's where Dr. Benjamin R. Arenkiel, the first McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine plans to concentrate his research as he begins his career in Houston. Education set...

2011-01-26 13:57:25

The first recordings of individual neurons in adolescent brains during a reward-driven task show that teen brains react with erratic excitement well above adult levels, according to a Journal of Neuroscience report University of Pittsburgh researchers have recorded neuron activity in adolescent rat brains that could reveal the biological root of the teenage propensity to consider rewards over consequences and explain why adolescents are more vulnerable to drug addiction, behavioral...


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Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Ovaries
2013-03-05 14:55:04

The ovaries are the two reproductive female organs where the eggs are produced. These are parallel to the testes in men. Formation and Orientation Each ovary is the size of an almond and is located on one side of the pelvis before the ureter and internal iliac artery but after the external iliac artery. They are attached to either side of the uterus. They are connected and release eggs to fallopian tubes, though not attached, monthly during the menstrual cycle. They also produce...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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