Navigation Links
Research project tackles 'regeneration' gap

Researchers at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida have initiated a project to treat human brain and other diseases by plundering the secrets of regeneration from creatures with remarkable powers of self-renewal, such as salamanders, newts, starfish and flatworms.

Fueled by about $6 million in private donations, university support and state matching funds, "The Regeneration Project" will connect scientists who work with adult human stem cells ?the building blocks of self-renewal that exist within our brain, bone marrow and blood ?with scientists who study how tissues and limbs develop in a variety of organisms.

"A salamander can be injured to the point that it loses its limbs or part of its spinal column, yet a few weeks later you’ll see it scurrying across your lanai," said project leader Dennis A. Steindler, Ph.D., executive director of UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute. "The Regeneration Project will focus on unlocking the mysteries in living, simple organisms that sustain successful tissue and organ regeneration following injury and disease, and then applying this knowledge toward encouraging repair in the more complex human, where regeneration is not so simple."

Steindler said the project will involve researchers from far-ranging disciplines, including scientists who study how vertebrate development began millions of years ago as well as scientists who are trying to treat blindness by influencing the activity of stem cells in the human eye. In terms of brain diseases, scientists may look at ways to mobilize and reinforce the body’s own supply of adult stem cells to protect against or fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, multiple sclerosis and traumatic injury.

The project has received support from two private gifts ?from Jon and Beverly Thompson of Sanibel, Fla., and from the Thomas H. Maren Foundation, based in Gainesville ?and from the UF Office of Research. Initia
'"/>

Source:University of Florida


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light
2. Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants
3. Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones
4. Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein
5. Research advances quest for HIV-1 vaccine
6. Research on Worms Yields Clues on Aging
7. Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon
8. Researchers identify target for cancer drugs
9. Weill Cornell Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells
10. Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke
11. Researchers find missing genes of ancient organism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Research project tackles regeneration gap

(Date:10/25/2014)... --  MedNet Solutions , a global life sciences technology ... to announce the 2014 iMedNet User Group ... in Bloomington, Minnesota on October ... and promises to be informative, productive and enjoyable for ... meeting is iMedNet™ EDC , MedNet,s ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... This report covers the specifics of microRNA ... heavy pursuit of research due to its versatility and ... other RNA components. miRNA,s non-coding nature and ability to ... use as a biomarker for a variety of diseases. ... for the advancement in therapeutic development. Furthermore there are ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... -- A recent report, "Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018", ... genetic testing market. A comprehensive introduction of gene-based tests, ... report. On account of our analysis of the past ... challenges; forecast for genetic testing has been drawn, according ... a CAGR of around 9% during 2013-2018. Our ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MedNet Solutions To Host Third Annual iMedNet User Group Meeting 2MicroRNA: An Insight to miRNA-based microarrays, diagnostics and therapeutics Overview, Cambridge Healthtech Advisors 2Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2
... Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have announced ... against one antigenic variant of the avian influenza virus ... virus. Vaccines based on this model might therefore be ... epidemic) until a new vaccine could be developed specifically ...
... half of human cancers involve mutations in the p53 ... normal p53 protein in defending against cancer. Similarly, roughly ... occur in its DNA-binding core domain, pointing to this ... its anti-cancer activity. , Clearly, a detailed view of ...
... a lifetime of daily injections to replace the ... as a host of risks that includes blindness, ... particularly those afflicted with juvenile diabetes, transplants of ... might alleviate these problems. Unfortunately, there are not ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists to employ Arctic ice and polar bears to protect diversity of world's crops 2Structure determined for p53 tumor suppressor protein as bound to DNA for anti-cancer activity 2Successful transplantation from pig embryos to mice 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Research and Markets has ... Diagnostics Market (Product types, Application, Technology, End User ... Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation ... their offering. This new report ... users and Geography) Global Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 Involution Studios ... release of a new infographic, Understanding Ebola . ... a beautifully designed, easy to follow informative tool for ... of outbreak, symptoms and prevention. , "As the news ... the 2014 Ebola outbreak represents not only a healthcare ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... According to new market research report ... Integration, Deployment & Support), by Service Model (SaaS, ... Others (Hybrid & Community)) - Global Forecast to ... Cloud Professional Services Market into various sub-segments with ... also identifies the drivers and restraints for this ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... and HONG KONG , Oct. 22, ... therapeutics enterprise, announced today that rare disease expert ... vice president, research. Dr. McKew brings more than two ... positions at the National Institutes of Health, Wyeth Research ... Wyeth). Dr. McKew will lead aTyr,s efforts to expand and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global DNA Diagnostics Market (Product types, Application, Technology, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2Global DNA Diagnostics Market (Product types, Application, Technology, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 3Involution Studios' Ebola Infographic Provides Key Disease Information and Statistics at a Glance 2Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 2aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 3
... June 29 The California Department of Labor today ... million grant to implement new workforce training programs for ... Initiative, a collaborative effort including CleanTECH San Diego, BIOCOM, San ... and the San Diego Workforce Partnership, captured the grant through ...
... SAN DIEGO , June 29 ... key commercialization milestones ahead of schedule. First, the company ... and commercial viability of a ,green, version of 1,4-butanediol ... confirmed the accelerated development time and reduced development and ...
... June 29, 2010 , , , ... it Will Carry the Disease and Therapy,Review: Impetigo Market Research Report in its Store. ... Browse the complete Report on:, http://www.reportsandreports.com/market-reports/disease-and-therapy-review-im ,petigo/ , ... The Impetigo Disease and Therapy Review provides an overview ...
Cached Biology Technology:San Diego Region Awarded $4 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support Expanding Biofuels Industry 2San Diego Region Awarded $4 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support Expanding Biofuels Industry 3San Diego Region Awarded $4 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support Expanding Biofuels Industry 4Genomatica Delivers Pilot-Scale Validation in Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing 2Genomatica Delivers Pilot-Scale Validation in Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing 3Genomatica Delivers Pilot-Scale Validation in Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing 4Disease and Therapy Review: Impetigo Now Available at ReportsandReports 2Disease and Therapy Review: Impetigo Now Available at ReportsandReports 3Disease and Therapy Review: Impetigo Now Available at ReportsandReports 4Disease and Therapy Review: Impetigo Now Available at ReportsandReports 5
... I can be used in intracellular staining ... cells and to serve as an antibody ... cell permeabilization is a reversible process, it ... the presence of saponin during intracellular staining. ...
... raised against a partial recombinant ... PPP4C (NP_002711, 218 a.a. ... protein with GST tag. ... NM_002720 Protein ...
... Eppendorf Thermomixer R offers maximum application ... shaking, heating, and cooling. Its active ... application and temperature control ranges. Five ... 24 micro test tubes, are available ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant PDE2A. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = PDE2A...
Biology Products: