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Stem cell licensing deal positions Toronto as world leader in technology

... Under the agreement, Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics Inc. (TRT), an emerging Canadian life sciences company, will exclusively license its human umbilical cord perivascular cell (HUCPVC) technology to Stem Cell Authority Ltd. for family stem cell banking in the U.S. The licensing fees and annual minimum royalties will exceed $20-million (Cdn) over the next four years. The technology origina...

UCLA/Toronto researchers unlock key to memory storage in brain

... "Making a memory is not a conscious act," explained Alcino Silva, principal investigator and a professor of neurobiology and psychiatry at the David Geffen School o...

American Society for Microbiology to host 107th General Meeting in Toronto

... Microbiologists study living organisms and infectious agents, and their work is critical to health, agriculture, the environment and biotechnology. Many accomplishments in the microbiological sciences have significantly affected our lives, such as th...

Enzyme family plays role in Alzheimer's: University of Toronto study

The route to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease may have become more straightforward with the discovery that a key enzyme known to have a major role in this disease is in fact part of a family of enzymes. Only some family members play a role in the progression of this brain-wasting illness, new research at the University of Toronto has found. ......"It was previously thought that an enzyme calle...

Society of Nuclear Medicine holds 52nd annual meeting June 1822 in Toronto

RESTON, Va.-- Nearly 4,000 physicians, technologists, scientists and pharmacists will gather in Toronto when the Society of Nuclear Medicine holds its 52nd Annual Meeting June 1822 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ......Representatives of the media are invited to join industry professionals as they share research, learn about the latest breakthroughs and trends in nuclear medicine and dis...

Globetrotting pollutants turn up on Toronto street

Researchers at the University of Toronto have detected migratory pollutants from a forest fire in Quebec and even particles from a sandstorm in the Sahara in Toronto air, findings that could someday give regulatory agencies an idea of who is contributing to the pollutants found in urban air.... ..."It's a bit of detective work," says Greg Evans, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineeri...
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(Date:8/20/2014)... SALT LAKE CITY Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) ... mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the ... (CML). According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 6,000 ... , Drugs already in use, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors ... disease. They do not cure CML but control it ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... State University, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the ... Mycobacterium pinnipedii from skeletons found in Peru ... is a relative of the TB bacterium that affects ... These researchers assume that seals carried the pathogens from ... lions was unexpected" comments Sebastien Gagneux, from the Swiss ...
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