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Scientists May Isolate Stem Cells From Rats, Other Mammals

Achievement would be a real advance since these cells more closely mimic those of humans WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a formula to capture indefinitely the basic embryonic stem cells of a mammal, including long-sought rat stem cells. If the f...

Deep brain mapping to isolate evidence of Gulf War syndrome

DALLAS Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas are pioneering the use of spatial statistical modeling to analyze brain scan data from Persian Gulf War veterans, aiming to pinpoint specific areas of the their brains affected by Gulf War Syndrome. Richard Gunst, Wayne Woodward and ...

Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations WEDNESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of researchers has finally isolated from the environment the organism that causes devastating and disfiguring ulcers that primarily plague poorer po...

Scientists Isolate Leukemia Stem Cells in Mouse Model

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues have isolated rare cancer stem cells that cause leukemia in a mouse model// of the human disease. The leukemia stem cells isolated proved to be surprisingly different from normal blood stem cells ...

New System To Isolate People Affected By Bird Flu

Ahmedabad based company Online Infocomm, which helped SARS affected South-East Asia two years ago, by installing telemedicine-based thermal scanners are now under the process of designing a new system that could help early// diagnosis of the bird flu and isolate people affected by it. The com...

Swiss Researchers Isolate Hair-Raising Stem Cells

Researchers at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) and the CHUV (Lausanne University Hospital) have discovered that some cells in the hair follicle belong to the true multipotent stem cell category and can // differentiate into many cell types needed for hair growth and follicle rep...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

...model as a way to predict how the strains would affect humans. Comparing an isolate from California with one from Mexico, Richt and his collaborators found that the California isolate was more virulent than the Mexico isolate. Both pandemic H1N1 viruses are m...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

..., Lodhi, John Turk, M.D. Ph.D., professor of medicine and of pathology, and the rest of the team used mass spectrometry and gene expression studies to isolate the phosphatidylcholine, or lecithin compound, that activated PPAR-alpha in the liver. One reason fatty acid synthase had never been connected to PP...

Neuronal survival and axonal regrowth obtained in vitro

...n. In the event of spinal injury or lesion, astrocytes synthesize two particular proteins (glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin), which isolate the damaged neuron to prevent interference with the operation of the central nervous system. While the protection is initially useful, in the long ...

MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. Launches PowerFood(TM) Microbial DNA Isolation Kit

...oil and microbial nucleic acid purification, announces the launch of an innovative new product, PowerFood(TM) Microbial DNA Isolation Kit, designed to isolate high-quality genomic DNA from food cultured microorganisms. The PowerFood Microbial DNA Isolation Kit stands out from other commercial food k...

Statement for Attribution to Andy Braner, President, Kanakuk Colorado, Bayfield CO

... local and state officials to ensure that we are doing everything we can to isolate the illness and protect the health of our campers who will be joining us th... "In addition, we will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to detect and isolate any campers with flu-like systems. Our influenza protocol at Kanakuk Color...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

...hing. "But theoretically, we can make flaps from anywhere on the body," he said. "The whole body is divided up on this vascular tree. So if you can isolate a flap of tissue on a blood supply, you can remove it and reattach it." ...

New technique could save cancer patients' fertility

...hat were healthy enough for fertilization. Woodruff said the research also is significant because it is the first time scientists have been able to isolate and study a functioning individual human ovarian follicle. "Because you don't take an ovary out of young women, we've never before been able to loo...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

...tion Isolation Rooms (AIIR) CDC regulations state that effective and essential pandemic preparedness and response measures include the capacity to isolate infectious patients in a negative pressure Airborne Infectious Isolation Room environment. Abatement Technologies HEPA-CARE Air Purification Systems a...

Rice University team's award-winning device could benefit treatment of hand injuries

... pegboard restraint, a force transducer enclosure and a PDA custom-programmed to capture measurements. In a five-minute test, a doctor uses pegs to isolate a patient's individual fingers. "You wouldn't think it works as well as it does, but once you are pegged in, you can't move anything but the finger we...

Influenza monitoring by the US military

...of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS) in 1997. This program has 6 objectives relevant to influenza: (1) To isolate and identify circulating influenza viruses, (2) To detect new virus variants or subtypes for possible vaccine modification, (3) To identify influenza ...

NeoStem, Inc. Appoints International Expert in Endocrinology and Pharmacology as Vice President of Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs

...eed. The Company has also entered into research and development through the acquisition of a worldwide exclusive license to technology to identify and isolate VSELs (very small embryonic-like stem cells), which have been shown to have several physical characteristics that are generally found in embryonic ste...

Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice

...ffeine consumption may protect against memory decline during normal aging. The highly controlled studies using Alzheimer's mice allowed researchers to isolate the effects of caffeine on memory from other lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise, Arendash said. The just-published Florida ADRC study incl...

UAB researchers draft 3-D protein map to aid stroke, cancer research

...uter map of ASIC-1, which greatly simplifies the testing of any drug or compound designed to protect neurons, regulate their molecular interactions or isolate brain tumors. "This protein ASIC-1 has a lot of little nooks and crevices where other molecules can sit and interact with the channel," said Yawar ...

Simple measures may prevent transmission of stomach ulcer bacteria

...ntries through some fairly simple measures. 'Taking some cheap but powerful measures may prevent the spread of the bacterium. It could be enough to isolate vomiting patients especially from small children for a short period of time, since Helicobacter pylori is not able to survive for long outside the s...

Potent metastasis inhibitor identified

...etastasis-free," he says. Initially, Watnick's scientific interest was focused on metastatic cancer cells; he hoped to use proteomics techniques to isolate different proteins that steered metastases to different parts of the body (explaining, for example, why lung cancer often metastasizes to bone, or pro...

Prometheus Presents Proprietary Oncology Diagnostic Platform at ASCO Annual Meeting

...o optimize the choice of a growing number of targeted therapies for breast, lung, colorectal and other cancers. In addition, we believe the ability to isolate CTCs from whole blood and fine needle aspirates will be less invasive than current methods of biopsy and enable real-time, continuous monitoring of pa...

Immunologists identify biochemical signals that help immune cells remember how to fight infection

...athogens in humans. "There are some vaccines that are extremely effective, while others are only moderately effective," Dr. Farrar said. "If we can isolate pools of antigen-specific memory cells, we should be able to determine what it is about those pools of memory cells that is different between an extre...

Stand Up to Cancer awards $73.6 million for novel, groundbreaking cancer research

...ts to gain new understanding of the molecular pathways and genetic mutations that contribute to the causes of many cancers; to apply nanotechnology to isolate and analyze circulating tumor cells; to explore imaging approaches that could lead to "starving" tumors; to leverage the growing understanding of epig...

NeoStem Signs Agreement for Ceres Living, Inc. to Market Innovative Nutritional Supplement Designed to Optimize Stem Cell Functions

...eed. The Company has also entered into research and development through the acquisition of a worldwide exclusive license to technology to identify and isolate VSELs (very small embryonic-like stem cells), which have been shown to have several physical characteristics that are generally found in embryonic ste...

NeoStem Files Patent Application for Cosmetic Stem Cell Face Lift Technology and Expands Stem Cell Collection Network into New Jersey

...eed. The Company has also entered into research and development through the acquisition of a worldwide exclusive license to technology to identify and isolate VSELs (very small embryonic-like stem cells), which have been shown to have several physical characteristics that are generally found in embryonic ste...

Women live longer, not better, largely because of obesity and arthritis

...in their child-bearing and peri-menopausal years translates into loss of independence in their old age." Researchers said the study is the first to isolate the impact of specific chronic health conditions on the difference in disability rates between older men and women. While many people are studying how...

Delta Dental Plans Association and Delta Dental of Minnesota Agree to Conditions Regarding Supplier

...vices. To ensure confidentiality and security for Delta Dental subscribers, modifications will be made to applicable information technology systems to isolate Delta Dental subscriber information from other entities that DeCare serves, including WellPoint. "We're pleased to reach an agreement that allows...

New technique invented to reveal pancreatic stem cells

...a tissue, it's not immediately possible to identify with certainty and thus isolate a stem cell. In some case, like in the meadows, we now know where they are ... are capable of constructing an effective instrument like ours in order to isolate and study them even in other organs, we can study their properties and give...

Arthritis Trial Leads to Potential Cure for High Blood Pressure

...idney disease, heart disease and gout, the product could be set for multi national fame. "We are hopeful that the next phase of the trial can isolate the components that are lowering the uric acid levels and allow us to pin point the science behind this amazing revelation." ### Read the fu...

Fonterra's New ClearProtein(TM) Satiety Water a First for New Zealand Market

...st as much fiber as a banana, with only one-quarter of the calories. Whole water utilizes Fonterra Ingredients' ClearProtein(TM), a whey protein isolate developed at the Fonterra Research Centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand, to deliver a satiety effect. Established research over many years has show...

Remuda Ranch Reports Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can Take Spiritual Values and Practices to Unhealthy Levels

...nful for individuals who suffer from it, because it strikes at core religious beliefs," said Dr. Wall. "These individuals are filled with shame, they isolate themselves and may even contemplate suicide. However, there is a lot of hope. Understanding OCD related scrupulosity and providing the right treatmen...

Kaiser Permanente Data Provides Strong Evidence for Continued Value of Combined Pap and HPV Testing

...GEN QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company, is the leading global provider of sample and assay technologies. Sample technologies are used to isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from biological samples such as blood or tissue. Assay technologies are used to make such isolated biomolecules visi...

New stem cell therapy may lead to treatment for deafness

...ue to humans that may not be applicable to animal models," says Donald G. Phinney, co-editor of the journal. The protocol they developed to expand and isolate human fetal auditory stem cells may be able to be adapted for deriving clinical-grade cells with potential therapeutic applications. Dr Ralph Holme...

Southern California Dentist First on the West Coast to Perform Concentrated Stem Cell Transplant for Dental Implant Procedure

... process involves the harvesting of stem cells through a small incision in the hip bone the morning of the procedure. Using a centrifuge, Dr. Ho will isolate and concentrate the stem cells from the plasma and transplant them into Morgan's jaw and will then add an allograft. The stem cells will work with th...

Researchers clone key sperm-binding proteins

...ns." An elusive protein Dr. Manjunath and colleagues have tried to isolate human BSPs for more than 10 years. In most mammals, these proteins are typi..., the minute quantities of BSP produced in humans has made it impossible to isolate and characterize." Cloning leads to purification Dr. Manjunath and h...

Traffic Jams Harm the Heart

...ng stuck in traffic prompts an even more serious and immediate consequence -- a much higher risk for suffering a heart attack. The finding does not isolate which particular virtue of road congestion -- stress, pollution, car exhaust or noise -- might be the driving force behind the apparent cardiovascular...

Brain tumor treatment may increase number of cancer stem-like cells

...ers Dr. Holland. Dr. Holland and colleagues employed a method that allowed visualization of ABC-mediated efflux of fluorescent dye to identify and isolate "side population" (SP) cells from mouse and human glioblastomas. "Because the SP phenotype in glioma cancer stem-like cells is mainly mediated by ABCG...

MiMedx Group, Inc. Adds Parker H. 'Pete' Petit as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer

...arance for the Paradis Vaso Shield TM in the US and Europe by mid-year. Upon such approval, this innovative product could then be used by surgeons to isolate critical organs from the growth of scar tissue. SpineMedica plans to introduce the Paradis Vaso Shield(TM) at the Spine Arthroplasty Society m...

Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury

...k this shows that patients are probably predisposed or not predisposed to developing it," Tashjian said. "And at some point in the future, if we could isolate a gene or combination of genes that account for this predisposition, maybe those people who have it can engage in certain exercises or take certain pr...
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