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InVitria Sponsors ESACT 2009 in Dublin, Ireland

... a leading supplier of performance enhancing cell culture media supplements, to sponsor the 21st Meeting of ... the powerful effects of its portfolio of cell culture media supplements developed to solve the ... called ZAP-CHO , a performance enhancing cell culture media supplement designed to improve cell growth ...

InVitria to Unveil Powerful Cell Culture Media Component ZAP-CHO

... to feature new supplement for CHO cell culture optimization called ZAP-CHO during BIO 2009 ... InVitria , enhances performance of mammalian cell culture including improved cell growth and antibody ... plasma-derived HSA (human serum albumin) in cell culture media. “Our team of scientists has ...

ExcellGene and Khner achieved milestone in development of novel 250 Liter mammalian cell culture bioreactors

... in the development of a revolutionary cell culture technology for scale up and manufacturing from ... system used for animal cells so far. Cell culture data obtained from pilot experiments executed at ... mammalian cells such as CHO, NS0 and PerC6. Cell culture technology has to be liberated from pre-formed ...

Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture

... such as nurses and nannies. What sort of culture might we evolve if reared in isolation? Would we ... at City College New York (CCNY). Bringing culture into the laboratory Young zebra finches learn ... to culture," he says. "This experiment takes culture and puts it into a laboratory setting. We've ...

Altered gene can increase risk of schizophrenia

... doing a functional analysis using cells grown in culture which is much more labor intensive. We had ... by each of the three variants. To each culture the researchers also added DNA that contained the ... Firestein is looking at this gene in cells in culture and examining how the overexpression of this ...

Evidence of earliest known domestic horses found in Kazakhstan

... Kazakhstan from 1994-2002. Her work in the Botai culture sites of Krasnyi Yar in 2000 and Vasilkovka in ... differ significantly," said Olsen. "The Tersek culture and the Botai culture are considered to be the ...

CSHL researchers map changing epigenetic modifications that enable transposons to run amok

... a long time outside of their normal milieu, in culture dishes, have highly unstable genomes. Changes in ... are "expressed," help cells cope with challenging culture conditions but inadvertently also leave genes ... -- cells that are coaxed to grow endlessly in culture dishes -- the epigenetic changes resulting in a ...

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features organ and cell culture methods

... instructions for setting up these experimental culture systems. Both methods are derived from Cold ... are often difficult to identify. "Isolation, culture and Differentiation of Progenitor Cells from the ... tissue recombination, combined with an organ culture technique. This method is freely accessible on ...

Egg whites solve the 3-D problem

... are seeking to develop three-dimensional cell culture systems that allow them to test their new ... cannot form a duct." Only a three-dimensional culture allows cells to signal or send messages to one ... do not. The use of a three-dimensional cell culture systems has become so important that the National ...

Reversible 3-D cell culture gel invented

... to revolutionize three-dimensional (3D) cell culture for medical research. As reported in Nature ... material facilitates the safe and convenient culture of cells in 3D since cells can be easily added to ... Executive Director Jackie Y. Ying, Ph.D., "Cell culture is conventionally performed on a flat surface ...

October 2008 Biology of Reproduction highlights

... epigenetic regulation of the A vy locus. Thus, culture conditions used in this study did not mimic the ... will facilitate optimization of preimplantation culture of mouse embryos, and lessons learned from this ... be valuable for optimizing human preimplantation culture environments. Hugh D. Morgan, Xing L. Jin, ...

Researchers devise means to create blood by identifying earliest stem cells

... 'mother' of all blood stem cells with the right culture conditions," says Elias Zambidis, M.D., Ph.D., of ... Zambidis' team grew human embryonic stem cells in culture and fed them growth factors over 20 days. Each ... plucked the newly discovered hemangioblasts from culture dishes, grew them in conditions that Zambidis and ...

New techniques create butanol

... into digesters comprised of a selected mixed culture of thousands of different microbes to convert the ... important step that allows Angenents mixed media culture to work its magic. He uses a mixed culture containing thousands of different microorganisms ...

It is important to demonstrate the influence of the microenvironment in the process of metastasis

... of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), an in vitro culture model of human colon cancer was created in order ... in the liver of patients. This in vitro culture model provides a simple tool for the study and ... aimed, on the one hand, to create an in vitro culture model of human colon cancer that would enable ...

Thumb-size microsystem enables cell culture and incubation

... have developed a thumb-size micro-incubator to culture living cells for lab tests. In a recent ... they had successfully used the micro-incubator to culture baby hamster kidney cells over a three-day ... anyone has made a system like this that can culture cells over a period of days autonomously, said ...

Brown scientists take the petri dish to new dimensions

... and easy-to-use alternative to current 3-D cell culture methods, Napolitano said. Its the next ... microtissues in a single step. Differences in culture techniques matter in biomedicine, according to a ... why several laboratories are pursuing 3-D cell culture methods. Brown Technology Partnerships has filed ...

Embryonic stem cell strategy advanced with UCSF finding

... They developed serum-free conditions in the cell culture dish that both promoted more successful ... embryonic stem cell could then be prompted in the culture dish to specialize into one of the various cell ... Parkinsons disease patients and study them in the culture dish to learn the earliest steps of disease ...

Novel 3-D cell culture model shows selective tumor uptake of nanoparticles

... promising tumor cell selectivity in a novel cell culture model devised by University of Nottingham ... of Biomedical Sciences. Using 3-dimensional culture models is therefore important in ensuring that the behavior of cells in culture is similar to that seen in real life. The work ...

Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research

... developed a recipe for a new chemically defined culture medium and managed to grow a different type of ... become cancer cells than other normal cells. The culture medium Ince created favors the growth of the ... and metastatic potential while the standard culture medium favors cells with low tumor-making ...

Reprogramming human cells without inserting genes

... the journal Cloning and Stem Cells . "We show that by manipulating culture conditions alone, we can achieve changes in fibroblasts that would be ... and by adding a protein called fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) to the culture medium. (FGF2 is a naturally occurring protein that is known to be vital ...

Playing it safe

... stem cells have the capacity to generate all types of body tissue. The culture conditions alone were the crucial factor behind the success of the ... time we filled around 8000 cells into the individual wells of the cell culture plates, some of the cells reprogrammed themselves after two weeks," ...

Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation

... before implantation and this could have possible implications for in vitro culture such as during IVF treatment. Furthermore, our research shows that X ... pre-implantation stage, further research should be able to clarify whether culture conditions in the laboratory influence the growth rate and survival of ...

Virginia Tech graduate student receives first Rachel Carson award for scientific excellence

... conservation. Mair was recognized for her work developing successful culture systems and feeding regimes for the culture and propagation of endangered freshwater mussels. She successfully ...

Findings show insulin -- not genes -- linked to obesity

... is due to varied rates of insulin processing among cells." The cell culture used in the research contains cloned mice fibroblast cells. "This particular type of cell culture has been used to study the molecular control of obesity for the past 35 ...

Towards a natural pacemaker

... on the secrets of the HCN channels, but more importantly describes a cell culture they have developed that accurately mimics HCN function in whole mammalian ... and rapid assessment of individual channel mutations through combined culture and simulation studies prior to full testing in animal models." ...

Social support during breast-feeding helps humans have more children

... great ape. Our biology reflects it," she said. "I think we're using our culture to really expand in many, many ways, and reproductively, social support ... social support affects how much energy the new mothers in the Amazonian culture are able to conserve during lactation. "Most of their diet comes from ...

Intraspinal implant of mesenchymal stem cells may not heal the demyelinated spinal cord

... difference in results may lie in the distinct methodologies used to culture MSCs." Although MSCs may possess neural differentiation capabilities in ... "This work demonstrates how important the route of administration and the culture conditions are when considering the efficacy and safety of a stem cell ...

Researchers at UH explore use of fat cells as heart attack therapy

... The palm-size bioreactor originally was envisioned as a long-term cell culture system for use on NASA's unmanned spaceflights, Kleis explained. "The ... has great potential for studying the introduction of ADSCs into a cell culture of cardiomyocytes, or heart muscles. "While several studies have ...

Herbicide-resistant grape could revitalize Midwest wine industry

... aspects of the gene transfer and Margaret Norton oversaw all of the tissue culture operation. "Then we have to take the cells and regenerate them into plants. We use a tissue culture media and start the cells growing. After about two years in the lab, we ...

USGS news: August science picks

... The 2008 Olympics games are underway; do you know how the Chinese culture is being incorporated into the medals? Learn about these science facts and ... tools and resources) Olympic Medals: New Design Reflects Chinese culture Three thousand medals 1,000 each of the gold, silver and bronze will ...

Researchers to study lyme-like illness in Texas

... as DNA amplification methods, high throughput DNA sequencing and novel culture media and conditions in an attempt to identify and culture Borrelia from ticks and patients' tissues. These approaches are aimed at ...

Second Life a first for UH department of health and human performance

... from the UH Faculty Development Initiative Program (FDIP) and the Network culture Project of the University of Southern California-Annenberg School for ... dietary habits and physical activity. TORC was the winner of the Network culture Project contest, sponsored by the University of Southern ...

Mangroves key to saving lives

... from 450,000 ha to 120,000 ha, mostly due to their development into culture ponds. This has led to many replanting initiatives ranging from small ... enough political will to make abandoned, undeveloped and otherwise illegal culture ponds available for mangrove rehabilitation'. Planting in these more ...

Ape language pioneer Savage-Rumbaugh receives honorary Ph.D. from alma mater

... our actions" Did language enable us to become cultural beings, or was it culture itself that enabled us to acquire language"" Great Ape Trust of Iowa ... our actions" Did language enable us to become cultural beings, or was it culture itself that enabled us to acquire language" "Second, it matters because ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... of patients with RTIs are generally not pathogen specific. While cell culture is still considered the gold standard for laboratory detection of ... one reaction. Researchers then used the RespiFinder, as well as the cell culture method and a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-specific ...

Oceans Past: A Guide to Oceans Future

... fishing lasted less than a century, but it left its mark both on the culture of south Florida and the ecology of the reefs. People typically think of ... that changes in marine ecosystems have had upon the politics, welfare and culture of human societies, thereby providing insights into the management of ...

New mechanical insights into wound healing and scar tissue formation

... factor via a purely mechanical process. With experiments using novel cell culture substrates of varying rigidity, they found that at a certain point, the ... instead of the desired cell type. Controlling the rigidity of the cell culture is therefore critical. This new understanding of the mechanical nature ...

Relevance of rice research recognized

... them better lives. A list of the awards follows: Iue Asia Pacific culture Prize IRRI Board of Trustees Chair Keijiro Otsuka accepted the Iue Asia Pacific culture Prize on behalf of IRRI at a 12 October ceremony during the Asia Pacific ...

Developing kryptonite for Superbug

... all regional facilities in Coeur dAlene, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., still culture staph in Petri dishes. The culture usually takes one to two days to mature until it is identifiable. CAMBR ...

Could 'hairy roots' become biofactories?

... Peebles described the methods they used to keep a transgenic hairy root culture alive for 4-and-a-half years. At the outset, they infected a periwinkle ... tips into fresh liquid every four weeks, they maintained a stable root culture that had the characteristic fluorescent glow produced by the gene. ...
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