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New technique produces genetically identical stem cells

... technical advancement will allow thousands of identical reprogrammed cells to be used in experiments," ... to create large numbers of genetically identical IPS cells, because all cells in the mouse contain ... method can aid experiments requiring millions of identical cells for reprogramming, such as large-scale ...

Many paths, few destinations: How stem cells decide what they'll be

... cell progenitors. They began by examining populations of seemingly identical blood stem cells, and found that a cell marker of stemness, a protein ... when conditions are right. Even if cells are officially genetically identical and belong to the same clone, individual members of that population are ...

Nanotubes grown straight in large numbers

... of a quartz surface as a template. The availability of forests of identical nanotubes would allow future nanoengineers to bundle them onto multiple ... barriers. "This would break a logjam for reproducing enough of them in identical form to build into working devices," Liu said of his group's new ...

Bio-Identical Hormone Menopause Doctor Responds to Outrageous FDA News

... "Even though the hormones they are using are actually chemically identical to what is produced by the human body," says Dr. Hart. "I am astounded ... that estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA are chemically identical to hormones found in our bodies, and are therefore bio-identical. I don't ...

Novavax Announces Selection of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate for Advanced Preclinical Studies

... RSV-F vaccine candidate consists of novel three-dimensional particles containing the F protein. The structure of the F protein in these particles is identical to the configuration in which it exists on the surface of the native virus. The particle nature of the vaccine holds the promise for inducing a ...

Cellular Dynamics International Reprograms Blood Cells into Stem Cells

... exposed to documented reprogramming factors. iPS cell colonies were observed after three weeks. Analysis revealed that the iPS cells are functionally identical to embryonic stem cells and iPS cells generated from other human tissue sources, that they carry the same genetic background as the source blood ...

Schering-Plough Announces Phase II and III Data for Corifollitropin Alfa

... An analysis compared data from the ENGAGE trial to data from the ENSURE trial. The ENSURE trial used a similar protocol to ENGAGE with identical patient inclusion criteria but different body weight categories. It showed that exposure and ovarian response were similar after a single-dose of 100 ...

Novavax and the NIH Agree to Evaluate a Virus-like Particle (VLP) Vaccine Candidate Against the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

... (HA), neuraminidase (NA) and matrix 1 (M1) proteins found in the newly emerged H1N1 influenza strain. The size and structure of the VLPs are nearly identical to those of the novel H1N1 virus but the VLPs are not infectious as they lack the genes necessary for replication. Novavax has made purified ...

Research Reinforces Economic, Environmental Benefits of Corn Cobs as Source for Cellulosic Ethanol

... conducted on a test field near the Emmetsburg site, indicate that fertilizer treatment for a field in which cobs have been removed would be almost identical to treatment of a field in which cobs were not removed. ISU researchers will continue their work this year on the test plots, compiling more data to ...

Successful Phase I/II Clinical Trial Results From Cancer Patients Treated With Anti-Cancer Drug From Axelar AB

... necessary for growth of normal cells. AXL1717 is a small-molecule IGF-1 receptor inhibitor with no effect on the important and almost identical insulin receptor. Pre-clinical data show an extraordinary anti-tumor efficacy in animal models, including apparent complete tumor regression, for a ...

Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria

... "The NMR data revealed to us that the individual chlorophyll molecules in green bacteria are arranged in dimers -- molecules consisting of two identical simpler molecules -- with their long hydrophobic, or water-repellent, tails sticking out of either side," said Bryant. "We also learned precisely ...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009

... Liberte Atom and TAXUS Liberte Long Stents with BSC's first-generation TAXUS Express Stent. While the second-generation TAXUS Liberte Stent uses identical drug dose, polymer and release kinetics as the TAXUS Express Stent, it features thinner struts and a uniform architecture specifically designed for ...

Leading Refractive Eye Surgery Experts from Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Educate Peers at ASCRS Annual Meeting

... of Medicine made four presentations. One study compared PRK with LASIK wavefront study and showed that both wavefront LASIK and wavefront PRK yield identical results after 3 months. His second study demonstrated that femtosecond laser produces more accurate flaps than a mechanical keratome by comparing ...

International science consortium publishes analysis of domestic cattle genome sequence

... rarely to humans. Like humans and other mammals, the chromosomes of domestic cattle contain segmental duplications, which are large, almost identical copes of DNA present in at least two locations in a genome. Segmental duplications in the human genome are associated with a variety of human ...

Scientists discover 'dancing' algae

... of these organisms promises to elucidate key evolutionary steps toward greater biological complexity. Moreover, the flagella of Volvox are nearly identical to the cilia in the human body, whose coordinated action is central to many processes in embryonic development, reproduction, and the respiratory ...

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results

... U.S. Phase II clinical trial evaluating CPP-109 for the treatment of methamphetamine addiction using a trial protocol that is almost identical to the cocaine trial. On March 3, 2009, in order to conserve cash and to focus its development efforts on evaluating CPP-109 for the treatment of ...

AV-1011 Bird Repellent to Protect Rice Seed Approved for Use in Louisiana and Missouri

... Castle, Delaware, is a technology-based company leading in the discovery, development and marketing of environmentally friendly, natural or nature identical bioactive compounds. Arkion(R) has three major businesses: Airepel(R), supplying bird repellents which feature a non-lethal method to control where ...

Crisis Exemption Granted to Market Avipel(R) Corn Seed Treatment in Louisiana

... Castle, Delaware, is a technology-based company leading in the discovery, development and marketing of environmentally friendly, natural or nature identical bioactive compounds. The company has over 500 patents and patent applications worldwide around these technologies, including the area of feed ...

Financial Results for Full Year 2008: NicOx in a Unique Position to Deliver Significant Shareholder Value

... and financial instruments. The income tax expense incurred by NicOx in 2008 relates to its subsidiaries and amounted to EUR0.1 million, identical to 2007. Net result The net loss reached EUR73.9 million in 2008 compared to EUR32.1 million in 2007. As indicated above, this very ...

BioMS Medical reports results of exploratory phase II trial of dirucotide in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

... 800-732-9303. About Dirucotide ---------------- Dirucotide is a synthetic peptide that consists of 17 amino acids having a sequence identical to that of a portion of human myelin basic protein (MBP). Dirucotide is being investigated for the potential treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), an ...

International Guidelines for First-Line use of Freelite(TM) in Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Myeloma to be Published in "Leukemia"

... produce antibodies and are a specialised form of B-lymphocyte. In myeloma a single cell becomes malignant and produces a very large number of identical cells (a clone). In normal circumstances, the antibody molecules present in the blood are very varied in their structure, reflecting the large number ...

Ethical evaluations of nanotechnology

... to usher in the next Industrial Revolution and is the focus of an annual $1.5 billion federal research investment. The new bill (H.R. 554) is almost identical to legislation that passed the House last year with overwhelming bi-partisan support by a vote of 407 to 6. The Senate was expected to mark up ...

For nano, religion in US dictates a wary view

... sciences communication and the lead author of the new study. "Religion was the strongest influence over everything." The study compared answers to identical questions posed by the 2006 Eurobarometer public opinion survey and a 2007 poll by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center conducted under the ...

Promising Clinical Data on Gen-Probe's APTIMA(R) HPV Test Presented at Major European Medical Meeting

... (microscopic analysis of cervical tissue). Dr. Monsonego concluded that in the study to date, the APTIMA HPV assay had statistically identical sensitivity, but higher specificity, than the Hybrid Capture 2 test. Other studies of the APTIMA HPV assay presented at EUROGIN showed similar ...

Use it or lose it? Researchers investigate the dispensability of our DNA

... of Stanford University found that lurking within the other 98% of the genome are stretches of sequences, known as ultraconserved elements, which are identical between humans and animals such as rodents and chickens, even though hundreds of millions of years of independent evolution separates them. Other ...

Genetically Modified Canola Plantings Reach 90 Percent in Canada

... but mostly for animal feeds," explains Meister. While the plants are modified to tolerate herbicide applications, the oil is not changed. It is identical to canola oil from non-modified or conventional canola crops. This new video about genetically modified herbicide-tolerant canola crops can be ...

BioMS Medical's lead drug, dirucotide (MBP8298) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, receives fast track designation from FDA

... Dirucotide (MBP8298) -------------------------- Dirucotide (MBP8298) is a synthetic peptide that consists of 17 amino acids having a sequence identical to that of a portion of human myelin basic protein (MBP). Dirucotide is being developed for the potential treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), an ...

UC Riverside researcher develops novel method to grow human embryonic stem cells

... animal-free, easy to handle, and its quality is consistent. "We found that the growth of the hESCs under this novel culture condition was almost identical to the growth of hESCs on Matrigel-coated culture plates, with no compromise in pluripotency," Sato said. Having started his career as a ...

BioMS Medical announces positive interim analysis on phase III trial of dirucotide (MBP8298) for multiple sclerosis

... About Dirucotide (MBP8298) -------------------------- Dirucotide (MBP8298) is a synthetic peptide that consists of 17 amino acids having a sequence identical to that of a portion of human myelin basic protein (MBP). Dirucotide is being developed for the potential treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), an ...

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

... working detector, they might require thousands of uniform detectors in the same chip that all function the same way, so our ability to manufacture identical photodiodes and detectors is important," said Dupuis. With proper manufacturing, these avalanche photodiodes can be used for more than detecting ...

Genomic Health Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Progress

... administrative contractor, posted local coverage decisions for its jurisdiction that included Oncotype DX. This coverage decision follows the identical criteria previously set forth by NHIC. We expect to begin processing claims with Palmetto in September of 2008. -- Gained coverage for over ...

BioMS Medical completes patient recruitment in phase III U.S. multiple sclerosis trial

... MBP8298 (dirucotide) -------------------------- MBP8298 (dirucotide) is a synthetic peptide that consists of 17 amino acids having a sequence identical to that of a portion of human myelin basic protein (MBP). MBP8298 (dirucotide) is being developed for the potential treatment of multiple sclerosis ...

90 billion tons of microbial organisms live in the deep biosphere

... sediment samples from the seafloor using varied methods. To gain a more reliable picture of life in the deep biosphere they need to find out whether identical methods applied in different labs lead to dissimilar results. In September, the researchers involved in the ring experiment will present and discuss ...

Research helps understand factors that influence efficiency of organic-based devices

... though the chemical interface between the metal and thiol-based self-assembled monolayer were different, the organic-covered metals had virtually identical work functions. Postdoctoral research fellow Pavel Paramonov, who is now an assistant research professor at the University of Akron, expanded the ...

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

... working detector, they might require thousands of uniform detectors in the same chip that all function the same way, so our ability to manufacture identical photodiodes and detectors is important," said Dupuis. With proper manufacturing, these avalanche photodiodes can be used for more than detecting ...

In a Year of Unprecedented Growth for Biotechnology Innovation, Targeted Therapies Gain Most Significant Traction, According to New Deloitte Study

... a lower level of innovation. Radiotherapy remained relatively high throughout the index. The remaining technologies were the lowest and were nearly identical in 2007. Development Radiotherapy was the highest achieving innovative technology in terms of development from 2002 to 2007. Marked by a more ...

Nebulized Formoterol Fumarate Has Comparable Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Profile to Dry Powder Formulation

... (standardized area under the curve for FEV(1) over twelve hours) following FFIS treatment ranged from 1.3 to 3.0 L/hr in a dose-related manner, with identical values (2.3 L/hr) for Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution 20mcg and Foradil(R) Aerolizer(R). All other spirometry measures were comparable between ...

BioTrends Releases Two Publications - TreatmentTrends(TM): Nephrologists and TreatmentTrends(TM): Renal Dietitians - Highlighting Market Trends for Renal Anemia, Hyperphosphatemia, and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

... of Nephrologists continue to view American Regent's Venofer and Watson's Ferrlecit as interchangeable. Venofer and Ferrlecit are perceived to be identical on the most important IV Iron attributes. A new entrant to the IV Iron market, AMAG Pharmaceutical's Ferumoxytol, could be commercially available by ...

Shire to Introduce a New UK Listed Holding Company

... will become a subsidiary of Shire Limited (Shire Limited will be listed on the LSE in Shire's place); - each Shire ordinary shareholder will own an identical number of new ordinary shares in Shire Limited as was owned in Shire; and - Shire Limited's share capital will subsequently be reduced by a Jersey ...

Assembly technique for tiny wires may eventually help detect cancer and other diseases

... other changes in the existing materials must be done after the devices are fabricated on the chips. The bottom-up method, although not producing identical devices, is more flexible. In bottom-up fabrication, researchers manufacture nanowires off chip using any inorganic or organic material that will ...
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