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Cloning Making a Comeback?

April 18, 2014 | by Cynthia Fox | Articles | Comments

Cloning has finally generated immunologically compatible embryonic stem cells for older humans: two men aged 35 and 75. It may also generate significantly fewer tumor-causing mutations than the popular induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) method of making ES cells.

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Expanded Water Purification Portfolio

April 18, 2014 2:01 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has launched the Thermo Scientific Barnstead GenPure xCAD Plus water purification system, featuring advanced technology that allows simultaneous dispensing from three remote dispensers for exceptional flexibility and ease of use in shared laboratory environments.

Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus Fully Sequenced

April 18, 2014 12:36 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have sequenced the entire genome and all the RNA products of the most important pathogenic lineage of Cryptococcus neoformans, a strain called H99.                           

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Researchers Develop New Model of Cellular Movement

April 18, 2014 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Cell movement plays an important role in a host of biological functions from embryonic development to repairing wounded tissue. A new study deepens the understanding of a pair of proteins– vinculin and actin– that work together to allow a cell to migrate throughout the body. 

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Chronic Inflammation May Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

April 18, 2014 12:11 pm | News | Comments

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a new study.

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Lost Stem Cells Naturally Replaced by Non-stem Cells

April 18, 2014 11:58 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: when a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them.   

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Small Molecules Making Big News in Cancer Treatment

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm | by Neil Canavan | Articles | Comments

Size doesn’t matter as long as long as you can get the job done. That said, one may be forgiven the impression that larger molecules—antibodies and related constructs, or T cells themselves being used in immunotherapies—were preferentially presented at American Association of Cancer Research annual conference

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Scientists Develop 'Playbook' for Reverse Engineering Tissue

April 17, 2014 2:13 pm | News | Comments

In a feat of reverse tissue engineering, Stanford University researchers have begun to unravel the complex genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate and transform into all of the specialized cells that perform myriad biological tasks.

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New Technique Detects Microscopic Diabetes-related Eye Damage

April 17, 2014 2:07 pm | News | Comments

Indiana University researchers have detected new early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes. This discovery could have far-reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, potentially impacting the care of over 25 million Americans.

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Some Immune Cells Defend Only One Organ

April 17, 2014 1:52 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. The research, in mice, suggests that some organs have the immunological equivalent of “neighborhood police” – specialized squads of defenders that patrol only one area, a single organ, instead of an entire city, the body.

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FDA warns of risks with fibroid removal procedure

April 17, 2014 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an electronically powered device to...

A Cinderella Story: Stem Cells in Personalized Medicine

April 17, 2014 1:17 pm | Videos | Comments

In part four of our video series, Andrew Wiecek is back to discuss the role that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells play in personalized medicine. How do they help? Well, iPS cells are kind of like Cinderella's glass slipper.      

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Filters and Supports for Life Science Applications

April 17, 2014 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Porex introduced POREX Affinity Filters and Supports, a range of porous materials used to enhance functionality through surface modification or sorbent addition. POREX Affinity Filters and Supports are used in applications as pipette tips, 96 well plates, spin columns and gravity flow centrifuge columns.

Protein Essential for Fertilization Discovered

April 17, 2014 1:06 pm | Videos | Comments

Researchers have discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives.     

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Scientists Explain How Memories Stick Together

April 17, 2014 12:46 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event. This new framework provides a more complete picture of how memory works, which can inform research into disorders liked Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

April 17, 2014 12:23 pm | by Adam Schreck - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. More than 20 people, many of them health-care...

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