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July 09, 2014

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1:03 PM | Update from the Clinic: June
. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of June. Neuralstem presented final data on a first-in-class drug for the treatment of major depressive disorder, which is proving to be an effective and non-invasive means to boost brain volume. OncoMed has a shaky start to its Phase I programs targeting the Wnt...Read more

July 08, 2014

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9:08 PM | The Road to Bad Science Is Paved with Obedience and Secrecy
We often laud intellectual diversity of a scientific research group because we hope that the multitude of opinions can help point out flaws and improve the quality of research long before it is finalized and written up as a manuscript. The recent events surrounding the research in one of the world's most famous stem cell research laboratories at Harvard shows us the disastrous effects of suppressing diverse and dissenting opinions. The infamous "Orlic paper" was a landmark research article […]
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6:47 AM | Lessons Learned from Shopping for a Startup Biotech Company
At Perlstein Lab, we want to set an example to help other scientists and startups be more prepared for their journey. Therefore we will post once a month about our experience with managing a lab with a focus on searching for and purchasing lab supplies and equipment. To do this, our Virtual Lab Manager from […] The post Lessons Learned from Shopping for a Startup Biotech Company appeared first on Perlstein Lab.

July 07, 2014

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2:19 PM | Tips from the grad school trenches on launching a career
> Anyone who has, or is working on, a graduate degree (e.g. PhD, MSc) has likely encountered the “what does a PhD/MSc get you?” question. In my experience, the most frustrating thing wasn’t that I was asked this question at least three times at every family gathering, but it was that I often didn’t know...Read more
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10:48 AM | Could we ‘De-Extinct’ Extinct Animals?
We humans have been accused of causing the extinction of a multitude of interesting animals, including the Dodo and my personal favourite the elephant bird , which once lived on […]

July 05, 2014

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10:42 AM | Which came first? The chicken or the egg?
The egg. Clearly. Now that’s settled, let’s answer a far more interesting question. How do hens produce eggs and what processes are involved in the embryonic development of a chick […]

July 04, 2014

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2:58 PM | Right Turn: Fire(flies) in the belly
> It’s July the 4th, a date that most people, or at least Americans, equate with celebrations and fireworks. Less known in the broader world is July 1st, which happens to be Canada Day in my neck of the woods. It also features celebration and fireworks. As lovely as the fireworks were at my local community centre on...Read more
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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 | 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.
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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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