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Dolly The Sheep Creator Discusses Woolly Mammoth Clone
2013-07-31 14:09:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ian Wilmut, creator of Dolly the sheep, says that woolly mammoth stem cells may be the way to go in order to bring the ancient behemoths back to life. Wilmut, Emeritus Professor at the MRC Center for Regenerative Medicine at University of Edinburgh, wrote in The Conversation about his thoughts on how we could bring woolly mammoths back from extinction. The professor is best known for cloning Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an...

Mouse Cloned Using Drop Of Blood
2013-06-27 13:15:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In one of the more popular science fiction novels of the 1990s and its Oscar-winning silver screen adaptation, the farfetched premise hinged on a newly discovered technique that allowed scientists to extract dinosaur DNA from blood thirsty mosquitoes trapped and fossilized in amber. But we all know the impossibility of cloning an organism from just a blood sample, right? Japanese scientists are urging us to think again. Scientific...

Researchers Successfully Convert Human Skin Cells Into Emryonic Stem Cells
2013-05-16 11:23:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Contracting Cardiomyocystes] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body, a breakthrough that marks the first time human stem cells have been produced via nuclear transfer. Stem cell therapies are...

Cloning Across Multiple Generations
2013-03-08 07:19:44

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for such American gems as Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, Harold Ramis directed the cult classic Multiplicity starring Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell in 1996. And in what had to have been a bit of marketing kismet, the film was released only 12 days after Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, was introduced to the world. In the film, Doug Kinney, portrayed by Michael Keaton, was given the...

Dr. Hwang Now Claims He Has Cloned Coyotes
2011-10-17 13:47:42

A South Korean who fabricated research on human embryos now claims that he has cloned coyotes for the first time. Dr. Hwang Woo-suk claimed he had cloned human embryos in papers published in academic journals in 2004 and 2005. These claims made him a national hero temporarily and helped him gain government funds, but also inevitably send him to prison. Despite his false claims, Hwang has had success cloning animals and succeeded in cloning the first dog in 2005. Now Hwang says he...

2010-09-03 14:42:31

Female induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, reprogrammed from human skin cells into cells that have the embryonic-like potential to become any cell in the body, retain an inactive X chromosome, stem cell researchers at UCLA have found. The finding could have implications for studying X chromosome-linked diseases such as Rett syndrome, caused by mutations in a gene located on the X chromosome. The findings differ from those seen in mouse skin cells that are reprogrammed into iPS cells, in...

2010-01-11 19:44:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RNL Bio Co., Ltd. (Representative Director Jung Chan Ra, www.rnl.co.kr), a Korean company that has pioneered the commercialization of dog-cloning services, and Start Licensing, Inc. of the United States have agreed to dismiss their litigation and have concluded a license agreement as of January 11, 2010. Start Licensing, which started its history in 2005 as the joint venture between Geron Corporation and Exeter Life Sciences, was merged with...

2009-12-05 14:16:53

The body is a battle zone. Cells constantly compete with one another for space and dominance. Though the manner in which some cells win this competition is well known to be the survival of the fittest, how stem cells duke it out for space and survival is not as clear. A study on fruit flies published in the October 2 issue of Science by Johns Hopkins researchers describes how stem cells win this battle by literally sticking around. "Our work exemplifies how one signal coordinately maintains...

2009-10-23 12:05:00

Adult eyes cells can be transformed into pluripotent stem cells without introducing foreign genetic material Scientists have overcome a key barrier to the clinical use of stem cells with a technique which transforms regular body cells into artificial stem cells without the need for introducing foreign genetic materials, which could be potentially harmful. The research, published in Stem Cells, suggests that cells taken from a patient's eye can be "reprogrammed" to replace or restore cells...

2009-06-12 09:28:50

Three female mice have been cloned until now. The first mouse was born on 12 May, the second is now 10 days old and the third is only two days old. Scientists are studying how to improve the efficiency of the cloning process Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) researchers are the first to have cloned mice in Spain. Cloe, Cleo and Clona are three female brown-coloured mice and were born respectively on 12 May, 3 June and 10 June. By means of nuclear transfer techniques,...


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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