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2014-06-24 10:42:09

RIKEN Stem cells have the unique ability to become any type of cell in the body. Given this, the possibility that they can be cultured and engineered in the laboratory makes them an attractive option for regenerative medicine. However, some conditions that are commonly used for culturing human stem cells have the potential to introduce contaminants, thus rendering the cells unusable for clinical use. These conditions cannot be avoided, however, as they help maintain the pluripotency of...

2014-06-24 08:27:20

Documentary filmmaker Kit Farrell (http://www.kitfarrell.com/ ) is seeking researchers and therapists as well as clients in the field of xeno-transplanted stem cells to interview for a feature film currently in production exploring the potential, the boundaries, and the ethics of such research NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Producer, Director Kit Farrell is exploring case studies and therapeutic trial metadata for animal or plant stem cell use for human therapeutic purposes....

2014-06-23 23:06:59

GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of "Global Stem Cells Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020" Market Research report to their Database. View Complete Report - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/stem-cells-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The global market for stem cells is expected to reach USD 170.15 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing prevalence of chronic diseases such...

2014-06-19 08:30:26

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that select data from the NSI-189 Phase Ib trial in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) will be presented at the International College of Neuropyschopharmacology (CINP) 2014 World Congress, in Vancouver, Canada. A poster entitled, "Effects of NSI-189, a neurogenic compound, on quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) during a phase 1b...

2014-06-19 08:29:56

SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June 19 is designated as World Sickle Cell Day. The international observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenge presented by the common, non-malignant blood disorder. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DC33657LOGO-a Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder in which the body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The sickled or c-shaped red blood cells can...

2014-06-18 23:10:57

OMICS Group International is pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Cell & Gene Therapy to be held during October 27-29, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA. Cell Therapy conference takes the opportunity to explore the cell and magnify the therapeutization potential on the application grounds of genetic knowhow. Henderson, NV (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Cell Therapy-2014 is a remarkable event which brings together research eminent from the expertise of cell and gene...

2014-06-18 23:09:26

Cryo-Cell International is the first U.S. (for private use only) cord blood bank to receive FACT accreditation for adhering to the most stringent cord blood quality standards set by any internationally recognized, independent accrediting organization. Oldsmar, Fla (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Cryo-Cell International, Inc., the world’s first cord blood bank, announced today that, after demonstrating compliance through an extensive inspection and auditing process with the NETCORD-FACT...

2014-06-18 12:18:46

Journal of Clinical Investigation Parkinson's disease, which affects millions worldwide, results from neuron loss. Transplantation of fetal tissue to restore this loss has shown promise, but ethical concerns over acquiring this tissue limit its use. In a June 17 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Vania Broccoli and others at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute converted fibroblasts into neurons and engrafted them into the brains of rodents with parkinsonism. The cells...

Embryonic Stem Cells Offer Promising Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis
2014-06-17 03:34:58

University of Connecticut Scientists in the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program have identified a novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells, offering a promising new therapy for more than 2.3 million people suffering from the debilitating disease. The researchers demonstrated that the embryonic stem cell therapy significantly reduced MS disease severity in animal models, and offered better treatment results than stem...

2014-06-17 12:25:17

Research demonstrates association between diversity of gut bacteria and survival WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), suggests that the diversity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of patients receiving stem cell transplants may be an important predictor of their post-transplant survival. A healthy gastrointestinal tract contains a balanced community of...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.