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Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...ithin. Dr. Song, whose research lab is in MCG’s biotech incubator, has developed cryoprotectants that can be used safely in higher doses as well as agents to help protect tissue during the ultra-rapid process of de-vitrification. “People use low concentrations of cryoprotection because they are toxic,...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...cal Center is in the process of founding a private biotech company to develop the technology. It would search for new drugs that interfere with key inflammatory receptors on sensory nerve cells within the CNS. Joining Kyrkanides in the publication from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and De...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

...y produce. The rogue cows were discovered when biotech company ViaLactia screened the range of milk compositions across the entire herd of 4m New Zealand cattle. New Zealand dairy firm Fonterra has already made milk products from Marge’s milk and they maintain the positive taste....

Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

...ost powerful players in the country's struggle for biotech supremacy, writes journalist Jonathan Gornall. It is also threatening to disrupt Korea's efforts to recover scientific credibility in the wake of the recent scandal over Woo-Sok Hwang's stem cell research. Dr Kim claims a paper about premature ova...

Elucidation of the genome for diabetics with DNA chips

...rench team directed by P. Froguel and Mellitech, a biotech company from Grenoble, ZnT8 is the only molecule apart from insulin produced exclusively in the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas. Zinc is a trace element present in very small amounts in the body, but essential for survival. Zinc defici...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

...d tissue was sent to Antigenics, the Massachusetts biotech company that produces the vaccine from the patient’s tumor tissue. Altogether, Canagelo has now received seven injections of vaccine. “My most recent MRI showed that there is no tumor,?Canagelo said. “I haven’t had any side effects from the treatm...

Producing medicines in plant seeds

...r conventional production methods. Production of biotech medicines A large number of today's medicines are made with the aid of biotechnology (and this number should only grow in the future). To do this, scientists use genetically modified bacteria, yeasts, or animal cells that are able to produce human...

Cancer researchers add spice to research against rare neuromuscular disease

...tests are being conducted by AndroScience Corp., a biotech company founded by Chang, Charles C-Y Shih, and Por-Hsiung Lai in 2000. The University owns a stake in the company, which has licensed several of Chang's research findings. As the director of George Whipple Laboratory for Cancer Research at the Un...

Novel experiment documents evolution of genome in near-real time

...ped by NimbleGen Systems Inc., a Madison, WI-based biotech firm, to identify changes that occurred during the...h technology from Sequenom Inc., a San Diego-based biotech company. "This straightforward approach to the study of experimental evolution can be used as a to...

Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS

...hibitor, CEP-1347, developed by Pennsylvania-based biotech Cephalon. Ira Shoulson, M.D., professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, had served as an auditor of Cephalon's PRECEPT trial, where CEP-1347 was tested as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. He proposed that Cephalon mak...

Scientists win grants to develop $1,000 genome sequencing technology

...s at UC San Diego and eight other universities and biotech companies hope to use a federal grant to lower the cost to only $1,000 per human genome sequenced. Determining the genome sequence of individuals is considered crucial to understanding and routinely treating hundreds of inherited diseases, predisposi...

Embryonic patterning makes the feathers fly

..., on questions in evolutionary biology, and on new biotech possibilities including tissue engineering....

Vaccine for brain tumors shows promising results

...d tissue was sent to Antigenics, the Massachusetts biotech company that produces the vaccine from the patient's tumor tissue. Because of the size of the tumor, Hekkala will receive injections every other week until mid-February. So far, results are promising with no sign of tumor regrowth, according to the P...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...oward reality at Physiologic Communications LLC, a biotech company founded by University of Rochester Medical Center cardiologist Spencer Rosero, M.D., who specializes in heart rhythm disorders. The company is developing implantable biosensors ?integrating living cells with electronics ?to create a "biologic...

Biotech cotton provides same yield with fewer pesticides

...d maintain insect biodiversity when they plant the biotech cotton known as Bt cotton, according to new resear...56,000 acres of cotton fields are planted with the biotech plants. Some have suggested that, in addition to killing the target pests, insecticide-containing ...

UWM brain research supports drug development from jellyfish protein

...the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Wisconsin biotech company has found that a compound from a protein found in jellyfish is neuro-protective and may be effective in treating neurodegenerative diseases. Testing of aequorin has yielded promising results, said Mark Y. Underwood of Quincy Bioscience locat...

'Smart' genetic therapy helps the body to heal itself

... or even stopped. In collaboration with the Dutch biotech company Prosensa BV, and supported by the national and international Duchenne Parent Projects, and governmental and charity funds, Dr. J. van Deutekom and her team will soon start a clinical trial, based on intramuscular injection of a single dose of...

Bacteria have their own immune system protecting against outside DNA

...causing bacteria. The findings may also impact the biotech industry, where bacteria are used to produce recom...esearch could also have major implications for the biotech industry, which uses bacteria for the production of recombinant proteins for medicine and research. ...

Trial success for diabetic nerve therapy

...ried out by Professor Tomlinson's collaborators at biotech firm Sangamo BioSciences Inc ?have also been encouraging with the only adverse event reported being mild injection-site reaction in four of the 12 diabetic patients tested, all of which resolved quickly. "We are delighted by the progress of our clin...

Two NIH initiatives launch intensive efforts to find roots of common diseases

...ntributions to five common diseases. Affymetrix, a biotech company that develops the types of tools used in t...ittees. "Our partnership with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to speed up this research exemplifies the aim Congress had in mind when it established the...

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