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Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
...ressed not only in heart muscle cells, but also in adult
and fetal tissues of the brain, gastrointestinal system, lungs, immune system, smooth muscle and testis. In particular, said Keating, mouse studies showed the gene to be active in brain regions that were known to show abnormalities in autism. ...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
...d, a complex of a number of separate species whose adult
forms looked remarkably similar. When the centuri...ph were able to extract the necessary DNA from 484 adult
butterflies deposited at the Smithsonian - all raised from the much larger pool of caterpillars caug...
Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack
...e tissue-derived regenerative cells consist of (1) adult
stem cells, (2) endothelial progenitor cells (blood vessel forming cells) and (3) other growth factor producing cells (tissue growth and repair promoting cells). These cells have practical benefits over other sources of regenerative-capable cells suc...
Groundbreaking research could ignite new solutions to heat transfer in nano-devices
...University of Scranton's Dexter Hanley College for adult
students. "This project gave me the opportunity to see what my future would be like if I pursue a research track," said Mr. Sechler, a junior who now plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. The research used vibrational spectroscopy with picosecond tim...
JCI table of contents September 15, 2004
...ps Research Institute, transplanted mouse or human adult
bone-marrowderived stem cells in the retinal nucle...of retinal degeneration by intravitreally injected adult
bone marrowderived lineage-negative hematopoietic stem cells AUTHOR CONTACT: Martin Friedlander The ...
Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center
...e engineering of human ligaments using transfected adult
stem cells. In 2003, Kaplan and a former post doctoral student discovered that spiders and silkworms are able to spin webs and cocoons made of incredibly strong fibers because of the way they control water content and thus silk protein solub...
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
...otective role of fruits and vegetables observed in adult
cancers." The association is thought to be due to the high vitamin and mineral content of both oranges and bananas. Oranges are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that may prevent oxidative damage to DNA, thus protecting against carcinogenesis. Banan...
NJIT professor receives Presidential Award for breakthrough research with adult stem cells
... today by President Bush for research showing that adult
stem cells could help patients suffering from spin...the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery proving that adult
stem cells taken from one patient can be successfully implanted in another. Researchers originally t...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... L1.1 is involved in spinal cord regeneration in adult
zebrafish Becker et al. Expression of the cell adhesion molecule L1 is generally correlated with regenerative success, but it only appears in mammalian axotomized central neurons when axons are within a permissive peripheral nerve graft. The fish ...
How do you mend a broken heart?
...ho isolated a rare and unanticipated population of adult
cardiac progenitor cells, and Bob Schwartz, who ha...r towards applying our collective understanding of adult
progenitor cell biology to effective human cardiac repair." The five-year grant is from the Fondatio...
Single isolated mouse skin cell can generate into variety of epidermal tissues
...ls derived from mice, laboratory cultures of human adult
skin stem cells and human embryonic stem cells, from both National Institutes of Health Registry and non-Registry cell lines. For more information, visit: http://www.rockefeller.edu/pubinfo/080304.php...
Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
... need the blood to grow from egg to adult, and the adult
female needs the blood to nourish her eggs. In the case of Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks, the larvae feed on infected white-footed mice and other small mammals that harbor the pathogens. The tick develops into a nymph, which carries the Lyme disea...
Genuine stem cells found in skin might treat hair loss, wounds
... the 200 types of tissue in the body. In contrast, adult
stem cells found in tissues throughout the body--i...genetic differences that distinguish embryonic and adult
stem cells come to light, they said, the more accessible stem cells in skin might ultimately prove u...
Skin stem cells give hairless mice hair
...said. Stem cells -- isolated from embryos or from adult
tissue -- are immature progenitor cells with the capability to differentiate into a variety of specialized cells that form tissues and organs. Scientists are working toward using stem cells to grow mature specialized cells that could regenerate damag...
Veterinarians discover first known case of canine distemper in a wild tiger
... the WCS Siberian Tiger Project, confirmed that an adult
female tigress that wandered into a Russian town exhibiting abnormal behavior had the disease, which is fatal in cats. It is suspected that the tiger caught the disease from an infected domestic dog. Despite heroic efforts to save her, the tiger di...
JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004
...g damage, but interestingly is more harmful to the adult
than to the neonatal lung. The molecular mechanism...function of NF-kB increased in neonatal but not in adult
primary lung-cell cultures. To examine NF-kB expression in live animals, the authors used a transgen...
Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug
..., never before exposed to a flu virus, mirrors the adult
human immune system exposed to the new, more virulent forms of flu virus at the root of pandemics. "Most of the children we looked at are younger than 3 years old," Kawaoka explains. "They're encountering the flu virus for the first time. In this res...
Columbia, Stony Brook, Guidant to develop biological pacemaker based on gene & cell therapies
...arch at the two universities has demonstrated that adult
human mesenchymal stem cells can be genetically engineered to express a specific gene responsible for the normal pacemaker function of heart cells. These cells are not embryonic and are obtained from adults. The researchers have shown that when cel...
Review article makes case for a new source of cells in the body
...ues and if they are the source of undifferentiated adult
stem cells kept in reserve by all tissues In fact, Dr. Dickinson already has applied for a National Institutes of Health grant to further explore the role of VENT cells in craniofacial development and the genes that distinguish VENT cells from others...
Listen up! Mice may hold key to restoring human hearing loss
...ting to develop new methods to expand and maintain adult
stem cells isolated from the mouse inner ear to establish long-term stable cell lines. This is the first step toward the ultimate goal of creating implantable human hair cells that will grow happily; eventually repairing damaged hearing and restoring...
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