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2013-11-07 16:28:50

New zebrafish technique quickly finds potential treatments for multiple diseases BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Skeletal muscle has proved to be very difficult to grow in patients with muscular dystrophy and other disorders that degrade and weaken muscle. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Program now report boosting muscle mass and reversing disease in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, using a "cocktail" of three compounds identified...

2013-07-31 08:29:42

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office today granted Factor Bioscience the first patent covering methods for reprogramming cells using RNA, a technology with wide-ranging applications in biological research and personalized medicine. The patented methods can transform patient skin cells into stem cells more rapidly, efficiently, and safely than previous techniques. "Reprogramming is an amazing process, when it works," explains...

2013-03-04 08:28:13

Research collaboration aimed at yielding standardized method for evaluating iPS cell quality; deepens Life's investment to its expanding stem cell product portfolio CARLSBAD, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) announced today that it has signed a collaborative research agreement and related license with Harvard University under which it has acquired exclusive rights to develop a panel of characterization assays designed to rapidly...

2012-10-09 07:26:57

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) will award a Japanese scientist with the NYSCF - Robertson Prize for his extraordinary achievements in translational stem cell research. This award will go to Kazutoshi Takahashi, PhD, Lecturer, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) at Kyoto University, for his vital contribution to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell derivation. Dr. Takahashi was lead author on a series of landmark papers...

2012-10-03 02:26:45

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich(®) Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today that Sigma Life Science, its innovative biological products and services research business, has launched Stemline(®) Pluripotent Culture Medium, a novel human pluripotent stem cell culture medium that provides a consistent environment for the long-term maintenance and growth of healthy pluripotent stem cells. The new medium performs equivalently to the industry's leading medium and...

2009-03-24 05:00:00

- Stemgent to provide CellDesign's proprietary adipocyte differentiation kits - SAN DIEGO and NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Stemgent has signed a co-exclusive license to market CellDesign's AdipoDesign Starter Kit and AdipoDesign MaxiKit, which enable researchers to grow and study adipocytes from adipogenic progenitor cells. This agreement strengthens Stemgent's position as a provider of leading stem cell research technologies and enables CellDesign to take advantage of...