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2014-08-25 08:27:03

- Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT - MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it will host an investor briefing conference call and slide presentation via webcast on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT. At this briefing, Asterias management will review the Company's business...

blood cells
2014-07-14 13:18:39

University of Wisconsin-Madison The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood. [...

Schizophrenia genetic variants
2014-07-05 04:56:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a new study appearing in the July 3 edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have uncovered a new genetic variant that could result in certain people having a predisposition to schizophrenia. While there are many genetic variants that could increase the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder, they are insufficient to cause these diseases, the...

2014-07-01 11:00:54

HSC Mesenchymal stem cells have become attractive tools for bioengineers, but some scientists haven’t given up on their regenerative potential Stem cell scientists had what first appeared to be an easy win for regenerative medicine when they discovered mesenchymal stem cells several decades ago. These cells, found in the bone marrow, can give rise to bone, fat, and muscle tissue, and have been used in hundreds of clinical trials for tissue repair. Unfortunately, the results of these...

2014-05-07 08:41:50

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important step in understanding how hearts are formed in developing embryos. The heart is the first functioning organ to develop in humans, and correct formation is crucial for embryo survival and growth. New research published today reveals how cells that form the heart, known as ‘cardiac progenitors’, are guided to move into the right place for the heart to begin to form. It is hoped that the findings will help...

2014-04-24 12:22:40

Systems approach is used in lieu of isolating adult stem cell types New research suggests that attempts to isolate an elusive adult stem cell from blood to understand and potentially improve cardiovascular health – a task considered possible but very difficult – might not be necessary. Instead, scientists have found that multiple types of cells with primitive characteristics circulating in the blood appear to provide the same benefits expected from a stem cell, including the...

2014-04-09 12:31:28

DUBLIN, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kbp6dj/strategic) has announced the addition of the "Strategic Development of Neural Stem & Progenitor Cell Products - 2013 Update" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kbp6dj/strategic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Neurogenesis is the process by which neurons are created. This process is most...

2014-04-01 15:28:33

Rare, very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) isolated from human adult tissues could provide a new source for developing regenerative therapies to repair complex tissues damaged by disease or trauma. The ability of these most-primitive, multipotent stem cells to differentiate into bone, neurons, connective tissue, and other cell types, and the proper criteria for identifying and isolating VSELs, are described in two articles in Stem Cells and Development, a peer-reviewed journal from...

2014-04-01 15:21:02

Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed. The finding, described in Nature Communications, will aid efforts to model human motor neuron development, and to understand and treat spinal cord injuries and motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The new method involves adding critical signaling molecules to precursor cells a few days earlier than previous methods...

2014-02-25 08:30:32

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: BLFSD), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues ("BioLife" or the "Company"), today announced that Natick, Massachusetts-based Parcell Laboratories has adopted BioLife's CryoStor clinical grade cell and tissue freeze media for use in future clinical trials...


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