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2011-04-06 21:59:05

Move over, newts and salamanders. The mouse may join you as the only animal that can re-grow their own severed limbs. Researchers are reporting that a simple chemical cocktail can coax mouse muscle fibers to become the kinds of cells found in the first stages of a regenerating limb. Their study, the first demonstration that mammal muscle can be turned into the biological raw material for a new limb, appears in the journal ACS Chemical Biology. Darren R. Williams and Da-Woon Jung say their...

2011-04-05 08:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthpoint Biotherapeutics today announced that a new scientific review titled, Dynamic Reciprocity in the Wound Microenvironment, has been published in the March/April issue of Wound Repair and Regeneration. The manuscript authors-Drs. Gregory Schultz, Jeffrey Davidson, Robert Kirsner, Paul Bornstein and Ira Herman-are members of the Dynamic Reciprocity Work Group (DRWG), a scientific exploration committee convened by Healthpoint in 2008....

2011-04-01 16:21:28

Innovation in science This study establishes a unique system to perform in vivo RNAi screens for genetically dissecting the cellular signalling networks that regulate hepatocyte proliferation during chronic liver damage. Functional in vivo validation studies show that stable knockdown of the candidate gene by different shRNAs can significantly increase the repopulation efficiency of mouse hepatocytes and also increase the regenerative capacity of chronically damaged mouse livers. Such...

2011-03-29 07:38:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathfinder, LLC, a private biotechnology company focused on the treatment of diseases characterized by organ-specific cell damage ("Pathfinder"), today announced publication of promising preclinical data demonstrating that the Company's unique cell-based therapy is able to completely reverse diabetes in a mouse model. The results of the study, which will be printed in the April issue of Rejuvenation Research and available currently online,...

2011-03-23 10:54:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced the addition of two renal research and clinical experts, Ben Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D. and Giuseppe Remuzzi, M.D., F.R.C.P., from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Mario Negri Institute respectively, to its panel of Research & Development Advisors. This panel provides counsel to Tengion and engages leading researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates with...

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...

2011-03-08 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced the publication of positive findings from the Company's Matrix Phase 2b clinical study. The clinical paper titled, "Formulated Collagen Gel Accelerates Healing Rate Immediately after Application in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers," to be published in Wound Repair and Regeneration, an official journal of the Wound Healing Society, is now available online at...

2011-03-03 11:00:00

Molecular "switch" turns stem cells on or off; could help burn victims and patients with squamous cell carcinoma BOSTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How do organs "know" when to stop growing? The answer could be useful in regenerative medicine, and also in cancer - where these "stop growing" signals either aren't issued or aren't heeded. Researchers in the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston have now found a regulator of gene activity that tells epidermal stem...

2011-03-02 09:09:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ UT Southwestern Medical Center research has shown that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely. Researchers, working with mice, found that a portion of the heart removed during the first week after birth grew back wholly and correctly "“ as if nothing had happened. "This is an important step in our search for a cure for heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the developed world," Dr. Hesham Sadek, assistant professor of internal medicine and senior...

2011-02-28 22:08:49

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that intraspecies communication exists on a cellular level, as demonstrated by rats communicating with human stem cells in the same genetic language If Dr. Doolittle is famous for talking to animals, then here's a story that might make him hold his tongue: According to new research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists have successfully fused human stem cells derived from subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue with...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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