July 02, 2014

5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by Helen Keller
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Helen Keller
7:57 AM | New research on the distribution, function, utility and greater potential of stem cells
With the plethora of research and published studies on stem cells over the last decade, many would say that the definition of stem cells is well established and commonly agreed upon. However, a new review article appearing in the July 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal , suggests that researchers have only scratched the surface of understanding the nature, physiology and location of these cells.Specifically, the study suggests that embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells may not be the only […]

July 01, 2014

4:30 PM | Creating Change in Our Lives
Creating Change in Our Lives [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] I realize more and more every time I fly that life is no different than flying. And if we think about creating change in our life... Read More ›
12:04 PM | Regenestem announces grand opening of stem cell clinic in Manila
Global Stem Cells Group announced the grand opening of Regenestem Asia in Manila, Philippines, adding a new clinic to the international stem cell medicine company's growing worldwide presence.With clinics in Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Dubai, Regenestem Asia now offers the same comprehensive stem cell treatments and experienced medical staff that have fueled the company's worldwide growth.The launch of Regenestem Asia is a collaborative effort between Global Stem Cells Group and Eric […]
11:58 AM | Researchers pursue techniques to improve mesenchymal stem cell therapy
Mesenchymal stem cellStem cell scientists had what first appeared to be an easy win for regenerative medicine when they discovered mesenchymal stem cells several decades ago. These cells, found in the bone marrow, can give rise to bone, fat, and muscle tissue, and have been used in hundreds of clinical trials for tissue repair. Unfortunately, the results of these trials have been underwhelming. One problem is that these stem cells don't stick around in the body long enough to benefit the […]
11:45 AM | Zebrafish embryonic stem cells can regenerate whole fish
Zebrafish is published bimonthly in print and online. Zebrafish, a model organism that plays an important role in biological research and the discovery and development of new drugs and cell-based therapies, can form embryonic stem cells (ESCs).Now, for the first time, researchers report the ability to maintain zebrafish-derived ESCs for more than 2 years without the need to grow them on a feeder cell layer, in a study published in Zebrafish, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, […]
11:30 AM | Researchers influence embryonic stem cell development with geometry
Forty-two hours after they began to differentiate, embryonic cells are clearly segregating into endoderm (red), mesoderm (blue) and ectoderm (black). About seven days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize.They take on characteristics that begin to hint at their ultimate fate as part of the skin, brain, muscle or any of the roughly 200 cell types that exist in people, and they start to form […]
11:17 AM | It may take guts to cure diabetes: Human GI cells retrained to produce insulin
Human gastrointestinal cells from patients were engineered to express insulin  (green) in the lab. Credit: Columbia University Medical CenterBy switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University's Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a person's GI tract to produce insulin. The new stydy appears in the online issue of the journal Nature […]
11:07 AM | Researchers discover new use for cancer drug in gene therapy for blood disorders
Scientists working to make gene therapy a reality have solved a major hurdle: how to bypass a blood stem cell's natural defenses and efficiently insert disease-fighting genes into the cell's genome.In a new study led by Associate Professor Bruce Torbett at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), a team of researchers report that the drug rapamycin, which is commonly used to slow cancer growth and prevent organ rejection, enables delivery of a therapeutic dose of genes to hematopoietic (blood) […]

June 30, 2014

10:29 PM | “Liquid Biopsy” – measuring cell-free circulating donor DNA to predict allograft rejection
Transplant physicians face the challenge to detect allograft rejection using non-sensitive biomarkers and clinical signs/symptoms. For kidney transplant, serum creatinine, urinalysis for proteinuria or hematuria, are so far used for screening for rejection and/or assessment of graft function. In a recent article in Sci Transl Med, De Vlaminck et al. investigated the use of cell-free circulating DNA (cfdDNA) as a marker of allograft rejection in adult heart transplants. Authors […]
5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by William James
“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” William James
1:12 PM | How you can support understanding of animal research in thirty seconds
If we are to communicate effectively about animal research we need you to email the person who runs your department website and ask them to add a link to several pro-research websites. Continue reading →
7:06 AM | India’s National Statistics Day : The Story behind the Numbers
Statistics Day celebrated on the 29th of June in India at both state and national levels, is held to celebrate the contributions made by the esteemed late statistician Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. The date which coincides with the late professor’s birthday is commemorated through various activities such as discussions, lectures with key note speakers and […] The post India’s National Statistics Day : The Story behind the Numbers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
1:43 AM | Chemists, Read Great Chemistry Content & Win a Free iPad!
Let’s face it. As a chemist or a researcher doing research on Chemistry, you do not have much time to browse through Internet to fulfill your regular dose of latest news in industry, brilliant findings, working formulas, career insights and fun stuff related to Chemistry. But there is ChemistryViews where you can access all things […] The post Chemists, Read Great Chemistry Content & Win a Free iPad! appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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