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Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...eplacing it with the only alternative available ?a donated section of comparable bone from a cadaver. The new splint of bone is then literally screwed into place, giving the patient most of the strength and support of the original bone. Bone, unlike any other tissue in the human body, can still perform one o...

Novel Therapy Tested in Mice Could Chase Away Cat Allergies

...Saxon and his colleagues first tested GFD in blood donated by people allergic to cats. They cultured blood cells with either GFD or with a purified human antibody as a control. Then they added the cat protein that triggers allergic reactions to all the blood cell cultures. “We measured more than 90 percent ...

Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation

...the transplant is successful, T cells arising from donated stem cells will be available to launch attacks on ...cells from donors. If the transplants succeed, the donated stem cells repopulate the blood with healthy red and white cells. The St. Jude team showed that the...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...icial cornea is entirely manmade, but does utilize donated corneal tissue, said Afshari. Available devices in...and back plate, which would first be attached to a donated cornea and then sewn into the recipient's eye. First, the surgeon cuts a hole from the center of the...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...ch leaves a second wound needing to heal, or using donated bone from a tissue bank, which yields unpredictable results. William Giannobile, professor of periodontics, prevention and geriatrics, led a team at the U-M School of Dentistry that delivered the gene encoding for bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

...rocess: the 11 lines came from just 185 fresh eggs donated by 18 unpaid volunteers, meaning an average of only 17 eggs was needed per ESC line (Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1112286). The donor "adult" cells came from patients aged 2 to 56, with a variety of conditions ranging from spinal injuries to an inh...

Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says

...l from a non-reproductive cell of a patient into a donated egg, or "oocyte," whose nucleus had been removed. ... authors reported. Oocyte donors and patients who donated non-reproductive cells were all unpaid volunteers. All donors signed informed-consent agreements. Fo...

SuperLigands - a database of ligand structures derived from the Protein Data Bank

...l from a non-reproductive cell of a patient into a donated egg, or "oocyte," whose nucleus had been removed. ... authors reported. Oocyte donors and patients who donated non-reproductive cells were all unpaid volunteers. All donors signed informed-consent agreements. Fo...

Key to elephant conservation is 'in the sauce'

...ams and relishes. Proceeds from these products are donated to the trust to support to the development of chilli growing projects. "This is a highly creative and effective way to solve a growing problem across the African landscape," said Dr. James Deutsch, director of WCS' Africa Program. "With the growth o...

Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines

...they are interested in. The maize kernels will be donated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Maize Genetics Cooperative Stock Center, a national clearinghouse where scientists will be able to obtain the seeds for their experiments. "A good chunk of this project is developing a community resource," Bru...

Scientists succeed in cloning human embryos from eggs matured in the lab

...t at present, and so any that are retrieved can be donated for research. These immature oocytes are arrested in the prophase I stage, before meiotic division is complete, when the enlarged nucleus is called the germinal vesicle (GV). Bjorn Heindryckx, a PhD student at the Infertility Centre at Ghent Univers...

Invitrogen Launches i-Path -- A Unique Systems Biology Platform at BIO 2005

...t at present, and so any that are retrieved can be donated for research. These immature oocytes are arrested in the prophase I stage, before meiotic division is complete, when the enlarged nucleus is called the germinal vesicle (GV). Bjorn Heindryckx, a PhD student at the Infertility Centre at Ghent Univers...

Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory

...derived six embryonic stem cell lines from embryos donated for research under HFEA regulations by couples undergoing IVF treatment. In addition, we utilised cell lines from the University of Wisconsin. "The human embryonic stem cells were allowed to develop into collections of cells called embryoid bodies. ...

Promiscuous Catalytic Activity Possessed by Novel Enzyme Structure

...tis in 1955, founded the Institute in 1960 on land donated by the City of San Diego and with the financial support of the March of Dimes. ...

Stem cell training program to make its Stanford debut

...tis in 1955, founded the Institute in 1960 on land donated by the City of San Diego and with the financial support of the March of Dimes. ...

Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source

...rhizomes, which were generated from three rhizomes donated by the Turfgrass Program in the department of natural resources and environmental sciences. Because Miscanthus is sterile, cuttings of Miscanthus rhizomes must be used to create new plants. Now in their third year, the three 33-by-33 feet Miscanthus...

Scientists get first glimpse at how plants, most animals repair UV-damaged DNA

...ey role in the process, by regulating how long the donated electron stays inside the damage site before retur...tists proposed a mechanism for photolyase ?that it donated an electron to damaged DNA ?but nobody could prove it. The reaction happened too fast to be seen wit...

US/African project deciphers deadly parasite genome

...d by the TIGR Board of Trustees; ILRI; prize money donated by TIGR's chairman, J. Craig Venter; and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. Additional contributions came from the Rockefeller Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The TIGR/ILRI study was publishe...

Lateral thinking produces first map of gene transmission

...s of lateral gene transfer, from the bacteria that donated the genes to the ones that received them. Their results clearly show genetic modification of organisms by lateral transfer is a widespread natural phenomenon, and it can occur even between distantly related organisms, although particularly those wh...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

... Newly released condors are fed stillborn calves donated by local cattle ranchers. Eventually, the birds supplement their diet with carcasses of deer, boar and other terrestrial wildlife they happen to find. Unfortunately, many of these animals are killed by hunters using lead shot, which is highly toxic t...

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