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July 04, 2014

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10:16 AM | Regrowing Cornea Tissue from Adult Human Stem Cells
Researchers in Boston USA have identified a new way to enable regrow human corneal tissue to help restore vision in the early trials. The team was led by Dr Paraskevi Kolovou. The key to the new discovery was the ABCB5 molecule that acted like a marker to find limbal cells. These limbal stem cells can […] The post Regrowing Cornea Tissue from Adult Human Stem Cells appeared first on Regeneration Center of Thailand.

July 02, 2014

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5:34 PM | Déjà vu all over again!
Have you ever had that sensation where you feel like you’re reliving a moment from your past, like you’ve “been here” or “done this” before? The chances are that you […]
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1:23 PM | Old Lab Animal Model Systems Gain New Respect—Paramecium Redux
When the fledgling ASCB held its big meeting in a down-at-the-heels hotel on the Chicago lakefront in 1961, it was something of a carnival of animals, lab animals. Peter Satir, who is now at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, was present in Chicago. Fifty three years later when asked about the first scientific program, Satir couldn't help pointing out how many different organisms or parts thereof were being studied. Paramecium.Illustration by Johnny Chang, ASCBWhen the […]

July 01, 2014

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3:40 PM | Stromal Cells Role in Immunoregulatory Function
Stromal cells are the connective tissue cells for all organs in the human body. The most common types these cells in our bodies are Pericytes and Fibroblasts (skin cells) Stromal cells can be found in the: Liver Kidneys Mucous membranes Lymph nodes Prostate Ovaries Bone marrow Adipose Tissue Pancreas The primary function of the stromal […] The post Stromal Cells Role in Immunoregulatory Function appeared first on Regeneration Center of Thailand.

June 30, 2014

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6:25 PM | CRISPR gene editing can miss its mark
Caution about hot gene editing technique -- cleavage sites do not always exactly match target The post CRISPR gene editing can miss its mark appeared first on Lab Land.
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6:15 PM | The rest of the team
A few weeks ago, I introduced the core scientists at Perlstein Lab. But our team wouldn’t be complete with these two other members: Jun Axup   At a young age, I was captivated by how the human body works and dreamed about a future without disease.  To this end, I have worked in many drug […] The post The rest of the team appeared first on Perlstein Lab.
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12:43 PM | Why Forgetfulness is Actually Clever: Shattering the Stereotypes- Guest Post from Jack Gunter
Now there’s a sentence I bet you never thought you’d see. Have your parents ever misplaced their keys? Walked into the room and forgotten why they were there? Put things […]

Markett S, Montag C, Diekmann C & Reuter M (2014). Dazed and confused: a molecular genetic approach to everyday cognitive failure., Neuroscience letters, 566 216-20. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24598436

Olchik MR, Farina J, Steibel N, Teixeira AR & Yassuda MS (2013). Memory training (MT) in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) generates change in cognitive performance., Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, 56 (3) 442-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23260332

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9:19 AM | My 2(L) cents
When Ethan and I first started discussing crowdfunding, I was still a 2L at the University of Florida College of Law, working to get parking spots removed to improve access to nearby woodlands in Thomas Ankersen’s Environmental Law Clinic. Those conversations between Ethan and I triggered a cascade of curiosity that would one day lead […] The post My 2(L) cents appeared first on Perlstein Lab.
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9:19 AM | Perlstein Lab Co-founder and CTO
  When Ethan and I first started discussing crowdfunding, I was still a 2L at the University of Florida College of Law, working to get parking spots removed to improve access to nearby woodlands in Thomas Ankersen’s Environmental Law Clinic. Those conversations between Ethan and I triggered a cascade of curiosity that would one day […] The post Perlstein Lab Co-founder and CTO appeared first on Perlstein Lab.

June 29, 2014

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10:00 AM | Deafblind Awareness Week: Guest Post from Molly Watt
This week is deafblind awareness week, so we invited Usher Syndrome sufferer Molly Watt to guest post today.  We come into contact with those who have poor eyesite every day, […]

June 27, 2014

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4:05 PM | PyQt5 support in Matplotlib
My pull-request for matplotlib to add PyQt5 support has been accepted and merged, meaning PyQt5 support will be available in the upcoming v1.4.0 release of matplotlib. Based off original work by @badders this re-implements the Qt backend structure as Qt5-first, with Qt4 wrappers for compatibility. It’s hoped that this will simplify things going forward, keeping the latest API cleanest with minimal code-cruft. Thanks to the matplotlib team for the support in getting the PR up […]
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2:30 PM | The human machine: obsolete componenets
The previous post in this series can be found here.In my last post in this series I described some of the ways in which gene therapy is beginning to help in the treatment of genetic disorders. A caveat of this (which was discussed further in the comments section of that post) is that currently available gene therapies do not remove the genetic disorder from the germline cells (i.e. sperm or eggs) of the patient and so do not protect that person's children against inheriting the disease. This […]
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1:38 PM | Right Turn: Wherefore art thou stem cell artists?
.. CCRM’s intrepid communications summer student is back! Erin Sugar dishes on the intersection between health, art and science using an intriguing medium: the Petri plate. In the spirit of the return of the Cells I See art contest (submissions begin mid-July, 2014 – more details in a future Right Turn), this week’s blog features...Read more
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10:00 AM | The Future of Food?
In the world food has always been a necessity, but for most it represents a ritual, a pleasure, our culture. For many of us it’s synonymous with celebration and often […]

June 26, 2014

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3:30 PM | Evaluating a different way to measure LDL
LDL-P (particles) vs LDL-C (cholesterol) The post Evaluating a different way to measure LDL appeared first on Lab Land.
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1:36 PM | Careful with the heart strings: Promise vs. potential
> The cellular therapy plenary at the ISSCR conference on June 19 was an incredibly interesting mix of hope and despair. On one hand, the opening talk by Leigh Turner made us imagine thousands of people in the United States getting duped into stem cell therapies as a result of pre-mature commercialization and ethically contentious...Read more

June 25, 2014

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1:45 PM | Regenerative Medicine Deal Review: May
. Welcome to your regenerative medicine deal review for the month of May. The space was quiet this past month; however, NeoStem did strike up a licensing deal with China-based Cellular Biomedicine Group to provide international reach to its newly acquired targeted immunotherapy program. Read on to find out more. New York-based NeoStem (NBS) announced...Read more
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9:29 AM | Animal Testing: Cosmetics, Biomedical Research and Ethics
 Animal testing is an incredibly controversial subject, with strong opinions on both sides. Whilst animal testing for cosmetics has now been banned in the EU, animals continue to be used […]

June 24, 2014

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6:33 PM | “Living Drug” Stem Cells to Fight Cancer, Blindness, HIV—and Infertility?
Led by PBS’s Charlie Rose, top US stem cell experts this month hailed new clinic-bound techniques designed to persuade “aspects of the body to cure itself,” as New York Stem Cell Foundation head Susan Solomon put it.Read more about “Living Drug” Stem Cells to Fight Cancer, Blindness, HIV—and Infertility?Comments
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4:43 PM | Turning Off Inflammation: A Novel Anti-Inflammatory Switch in Macrophages
[Note: This is a guest post by Tauseef (@CellSpell), an excellent immunologist and one of my faculty colleagues at the University of Illinois, who is quite excited about science outreach and science blogging.] Macrophages are important immune cells which regulate inflammation, host defense and also act as a 'clean-up crew'. They recognize, kill and engulf bacteria as well as cellular debris, which is generated during an acute infection or inflammation. As such, they are present in nearly all […]
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3:10 PM | Epigenetic changes in atherosclerosis
How durable are the changes in gene expression that occur with disturbed flow in blood vessels? Hanjoong Jo and colleagues investigate. The post Epigenetic changes in atherosclerosis appeared first on Lab Land.
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1:15 PM | A day in the ISSCR2014 classroom: Student blog post 3
> This is the third in a series of posts from Vancouver high school students who attended the ISSCR conference after winning an essay contest sponsored by the Stem Cell Network, ISSCR and Let’s Talk Science. The contest was organized by Vancouver StemCellTalks. Congratulations to the five winners: Lauren Dobischok, Tanner Jones, Mindy Lin, Vivian Tsang, and Michelle Tse. Post by Mindy...Read more
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10:32 AM | Pathomx meets IPython - Workflow construction with IPython notebooks (and vice versa)
A new developer release of Pathomx (v3.0.0a) is out today via Github and PyPi. This release brings an IPython backend and support for IPython-notebook based plugins. This short demo demonstrates a few neat features - Build workflows using IPython-notebook backed tools (all tools have been converted) Auto-display of Matplotlib figures and pandas dataframes from workbooks Auto-export of (selected) variables from workbooks to pass to other tools Save and reload […]

June 23, 2014

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10:15 AM | Queasy Cheesey
Cheese. Like wine, there are just so many different kinds. One to suit every palate! We all love it and I’m in good spirits so open up your disk drives […]
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