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2013-03-05 12:29:20

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, The Nobel Assembly responded to Dr. Rongxiang Xu's defamation lawsuit on Feb. 22, 2013 by filing a notice to remove the lawsuit from State Court to Federal Court, in Los Angeles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/LA71370) According to attorneys for Dr. Xu, the transfer of the case to Federal Court would not affect the substantive nature of the lawsuit but is merely a procedural...

Stem Cells In A Human Parasite Revealed Through Study
2013-02-26 09:31:26

University of Illinois From the point of view of its ultimate (human) host, the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni has a gruesome way of life. It hatches in feces-tainted water, grows into a larva in the body of a snail and then burrows through human skin to take up residence in the veins. Once there, it grows into an adult, mates and, if it´s female, starts laying eggs. It can remain in the body for decades. A new study offers insight into the cellular operations that give...

2013-02-20 14:45:24

In "before" and "after" photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin. What we don't appreciate is the vital role that our own natural biomolecules play in the healing process, including their contribution to the growth of new cells and the development of new blood vessels that provide nutrients to those cells. Now, UCLA researchers led by Heather Maynard, a...

Insight Into Tissue Regeneration Offered From Newt Transcriptome
2013-02-20 13:06:23

BioMed Central Scientists have identified protein families expressed during tissue regeneration in newts, providing the groundwork for research into whether particular sets of genes are used for the purpose. The transcriptome — the map of all RNA molecules — of the newt is published this week in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology. Notophthalmus viridescens is a useful model in regenerative medicine, thanks to its ability to regenerate tissue, and this data...

2013-02-04 14:44:19

Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation, according to Duke Medicine researchers. The finding could open new options for treating cancer patients and victims of dirty bombs or nuclear disasters. Reported in the Feb. 3, 2013, issue of the journal Nature Medicine, the researchers explored what had first appeared to be an anomaly among certain genetically modified mice with an abundance of epidermal growth factor in...

Tadpole And The Tail: Studying The Secrets Of Human Healing
2013-01-14 10:08:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans have the capacity to regenerate tissue after suffering an injury, but many animals have the ability to regenerate whole limbs after an amputation. A group of UK researchers decided to look into this ability in tadpoles, which can regrow a tail that has been severed. Their results proved to be somewhat counter intuitive–showing that a molecule previously thought to be harmful to cells is involved in the process....

2013-01-10 08:26:04

Findings on heart muscle growth could lead to novel approaches for treating heart failure in children BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have found, for the first time that young humans (infants, children and adolescents) are capable of generating new heart muscle cells. These findings refute the long-held belief that the human heart grows after birth exclusively by enlargement of existing cells, and raise the possibility that...

2012-12-11 12:27:57

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rongxiang Xu, the founder of "human body regenerative restoration science" and a renowned life scientist and medical scientist, addresses The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet's initial statement regarding his lawsuit filing last week against the Academy citing Libel and unfair competition. The Assembly provided a statement on their site: http://www.nobelprizemedicine.org/?p=3226 whereby they implied they have not heard of Dr. Xu, the...

2012-11-01 07:32:50

CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parios Regenerative Sciences, Inc., a privately held medical device company specializing in the development of biomaterials for skin repair and regeneration, has entered into a comprehensive license agreement with Brown University, licensing exclusive rights to a proprietary organic nanotechnology for use in dermatological applications. The nanotechnology, Oderm(TM), has clinical relevance in cosmetic skin rejuvenation, dermatological applications,...

Understanding Organ Regeneration Using Planarian Flatworms
2012-10-25 12:26:38

In a new study published in the October 16 issue of Developmental Cell, corresponding author Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Phillip Newmark and colleagues report the identification of genes that control growth and regeneration of the intestine in the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. How animals repair their internal organs after injury is not well understood. Planarian flatworms are useful models for studying this...