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Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack

...rived, regenerative cells is safe and effective in preserving left ventricular systolic function," said John K. Fraser, Vice President, Research and Technology, of MacroPore Biosurgery. "Despite the fact that this study was designed primarily to evaluate the safety of dose escalation in limited infarcts, we ob...

Diabodies act as guided missiles targeted to mammary tumor growth

...tumor growth inhibition or reduce tumor mass while preserving the health and function of kidneys. ...

Patented process preserves transplant tissues/organs

...ss-species or artificial), has been the problem of preserving the transplant tissue. Better preservation techniques would allow transplant materials to be shipped anywhere in the world or, better yet, collected and stored in something akin to blood banks until needed. Organs and some tissues are presently store...

The future of HIV therapeutics is brightening, according to Gladstone Institutes Director

...mbly or ensuing action of Vif on APOBEC3G, thereby preserving intracellular expression of APOBEC3G. GIVI scientists are now launching a search for small molecules that display these properties. If these molecules can be identified and successfully developed into drugs, they would unleash potent antiviral effect...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2004

...ermine the age of the rare human tooth while still preserving it. They conservatively estimate the tooth is 500,000 years old. The ORNL team dates sample components such as quartz, feldspar or tooth enamel by doing radiation damage dating. First, scientists determine the dose of the sample by measuring electr...

NASA scientists get global fix on food, wood & fiber use

... possible production of food and fiber while still preserving our biological assets in the face of global change," Imhoff said. By understanding patterns of consumption, and how the planetary supply of plant life relates to the demand for it, these results may enable better management of Earth's rich bi...

Stonehenge study tells pagans and historians it's good to talk

...ss is important to them, but not at the expense of preserving sites for future generations. However, other Druids and pagans, notably groups campaigning for the return of the Stonehenge free-festival, call for mass public celebrations, especially at the summer solstice. The study points out that archaeologists...

Nation's plant database falling behind, survey shows

...y be laudable, but more people need to be picking, preserving and cataloging them. Smelling doesn't build and maintain a rich and necessary documentation of the nation's biodiversity. A drop-off in collecting plants threatens the flora database that is the primary source of material for gardeners, count...

DCI donor services begins distribution of tissue implants

...ctivating all known types of human pathogens while preserving the structure and integrity of the tissue. Unlike other available techniques, the Clearant Process completely penetrates tissues and can be applied to products in their final shipping container. "Human tissue implants can offer patients subs...

Field Museum gives Parker/Gentry Award to Chinese conservationist

...ogy whose efforts have had a significant impact on preserving the world's rich natural heritage and whose actions and approach can serve as a model to others. The Award bears the names of the late Theodore A. Parker III and Alwyn Gentry, ardent conservationists and leading naturalists. Parker, an ornithologis...

Muscle-derived cells and gene therapy may cure for post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction

...nimize nerve damage and facilitate nerve recovery, preserving the patient's ability to have an erection. As a result, the patient may be less reluctant to have the potentially life-saving procedure." Radical prostatectomy is used to treat the early stages of prostate cancer by surgically removing the prostate g...

UCLA scientists decipher how the brain retrieves and stores our oldest memories

... suggests that kinase II is critically involved in preserving our oldest memories." When a person recalls a memory, Silva theorizes, the anterior cingulate rapidly assembles the signals of the memory from different sites in the brain. "If the anterior cingulate malfunctions, a recalled memory may be too fragmen...

Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala

...important first step in achieving that goal and of preserving Waka' and Laguna del Tigre for the future....

Jennie Hunter-Cevera wins 2004 USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award

...markable expertise in collecting, maintaining, and preserving microbial cultures. At the ASM General Meeting, she will deliver the USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award Lecture, "Cultural Experiences of Thinking Like a Microbe." An innovative scientist, Hunter-Cevera has created a host of techniques througho...

NASA-inspired technology may help preserve women's future fertility after cancer treatment

...ine have taken the first steps toward successfully preserving ovarian tissue from rats and mice in culture, including immature egg follicles, according to a study in the current issue of the journal Tissue Engineering. Such techniques may prove to be valuable in protecting the fertility of a woman with cancer w...

New IU Bloomington life sciences building gets a name

...er site. In accordance with IU's long-term goal of preserving the beauty and open space of the campus, Belle's design has a small footprint and will only minimally disrupt the wooded areas near Ballantine Hall and southeast of the Chemistry Building. Two additional science buildings are planned for sites just ...

Making the most of stem cells

... putting the finishing touches on a new method for preserving and storing the finicky cells. The work, presented...tion is reduced drastically." The ideal system for preserving and storing valuable cells and other biological materials, says de Pablo, would be one where the cel...

Primate viruses transmitted to people through bushmeat

...m hunting and eating these animals. In addition to preserving endangered species, such development efforts will reduce the risk that ongoing cross-species transmission of retroviruses and other pathogens could spark future epidemics similar to HIV," added Dr. Wolfe. For the study, Dr. Wolfe and his colleagues e...

Banned chemical travels across three oceans

...e last 20 years it acted as a sort of refrigerator preserving the chemical that is now flowing into Atlantic Canada." In the study, Wania and his team established a network of air sampling stations on a north-south route from the Arctic to Central America and east-west from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. The...

Scientists call for less destructive remediation at DOE sites

... In addition to these benefits, the scientists say preserving such sites as is would also provide significant benefits for wildlife, biodiversity and regional air and water quality. The scientists state that typically only 10 to 15 percent of the land is used for industrial purposes on the larger national DOE ...

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