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Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...o, these cells could have much broader therapeutic applications thansuggested by our earlier work."In 2001 Faustman's team found that a treatment designed to address theautoimmune reaction underlying type 1 diabetes actually cured thedisease in diabetic mice. Late in 2003 they reported the mechanismbehind the ear...

Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light

...ptive to light, and although nota cure, could have applications in treating some forms of blindness."Dr Rob Lucas, from the University of Manchester, and one of the paper'sauthors, adds: "The discovery that melanopsin is capable of makingcells photosensitive has given us a unique opportunity to study thecharacter...

Novel technology detects human DNA mutations

...ally increase sensitivity in our other proprietary applications -- such as bio-barcode for ultra sensitive detection of proteins -- demonstrate the broad applicability of nanotechnology and its potential to markedly advance the state-of-the-art in nucleic acid and proteomic research anddiagnostics."The analysis o...

Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise

...t 10 years."I'm really excited about the stem cell applications of our newtechnology," said Bhatia. "We feel that this extracellular matrix partof the stem cell niche has been understudied. If we can now take whatwe've learned, add combinations of growth factors, and even add othercells to embryonic stem cells, w...

Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory

...e NIDDK group used a strain of HCV that would have applications to the greatest number of people ?genotype 1, the major type of HCV of human infections worldwide and the type most resistant to current therapies. They constructed an HCV replica using a DNA copy of the original HCV single-strand RNA genome. They pl...

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...ition to discussing the sometimes-messy real world applications of tissue engineering, Krebsbach plans to talk at AAAS about the potential for combining seemingly unrelated therapies to improve the benefits of tissue engineering. For example, parathyroid hormone is given to patients with osteoporosis, a conditio...

Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

...Office" Dr. Ensley believes that one of the first applications could be in forensic science, where time, the trau...e soon. But we do think this breakthrough has many applications yet to be discovered and we look forward to working with our colleagues to thoroughly examine all th...

UCSD researchers maintain stem cells without contaminated animal feeder layers

...culture of human stem cells for potential clinical applications is timely, given the recent report of 17 newly derived stem cell lines available for non-federal research. The findings here may facilitate the derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines without the use of animal or human feeder layers." ...

Probing The Promise And Perils Of Nanoparticles

... the prospect of using nanoparticles in biomedical applications and consumer products has raised concerns about po..., Science, and the Arts, and focuses on biomedical applications of nanomaterials. Collaborators on this work include James R. Baker, Jr., the Ruth Dow Doan Professo...

Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

...such integrated labs-on-a-chip have many potential applications in biomedicine and bioengineering. In the context ...been returned from specialized laboratories. Other applications include customized chips for space travel in order to monitor microbes inside spacecraft or to detec...

Nanogen Issued Patent for Electronic Microarray With Memory

...arch involving nanotechnology may also have future applications in medical diagnostics, biowarfare and other industries. For additional information please visit Nanogen's website at www.nanogen.com. ...

Study shows nanoshells ideal as chemical nanosensors

...e 1990s, nanoshells are already beingdeveloped for applications including cancer diagnosis, cancer therapy,diagnosis and testing for proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease,drug delivery and rapid whole-blood immunoassay.In the current study, Halas and former graduate student Joseph B.Jackson, now with Nanos...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...ons. Yet, here atthe university, searching for new applications is one of the thingsthat we do best."The origin of the collaboration is an example of the power ofserendipity. It started when David Schaffer, a VIIBRE student whostayed on at the institute as a project engineer after he graduated,was browsing the We...

Alcohol's effects on gene expression in the central nervous system

...osium demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative applications of microarrays to studying the genetic and biological bases of alcoholism and alcohol abuse within discrete brain regions. "For researchers, microarray technology has the potential of studying the genetic and biological bases of alcohol's rewarding ...

Nano-Probes Allow an Inside Look at Cell Nuclei

...c crystals have shown promise in such wide-ranging applications as solar cells, computer design, and biology. In 1998, for example, Alivisatos developed a way to fashion inorganic nanocrystals composed of cadmium selenide and cadmium sulfide into fluorescent probes suitable for the study of living cells. This tec...

New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers

... fora multiplicity of uses in developing medicinal applications in therapidly growing field of nanobiotechnology.SP-1 nanocapsules will be capable of delivering cell-destroying drugsspecifically to certain types of solid cancer tumors. The protein'stiny structure enables this carrier to penetrate specifically int...

The death of a very special chimpanzee

... fora multiplicity of uses in developing medicinal applications in therapidly growing field of nanobiotechnology.SP-1 nanocapsules will be capable of delivering cell-destroying drugsspecifically to certain types of solid cancer tumors. The protein'stiny structure enables this carrier to penetrate specifically int...

UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile

...," Chen said. "This approach offers many potential applications for controlling cancer and other diseases." "We may be able to boost immune-system surveillance at tumor sites, identify cancer cells' exact location and kill them before they cause damage," he added. "Beyond cancer, it may be possible to correct ac...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...any searchers to know the dynamic status of patent applications and patents in over 40 countries. "This expansion is part of our ongoing effort to restore transparency and trust in patent systems that are often perceived as misaligned with public interest", says Greg Quinn, Senior Informatics Specialist at CAMBIA...

Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

...gested that the new approach might have commercial applications as a way of testing new drugs. "Small, three-dimensional cell colonies could be grown on multi-well assay plates and be used to test dozens of compounds at the same time," he explained. "Since these cells better resemble how cells function in living...

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