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New methods identify and manipulate 'newborn' cells in animal model of Parkinson's disease

When cells in the brain are lost through disease or injury, neighboring cells begin to divide and multiply, but only a few areas in the brain are able to produce new neurons. Patients with Parkinson's disease suffer degeneration of certain neurons that reside in an area of the brain called the sub...

Engineers use blood's hydrodynamics to manipulate stem, cancer cells

A tiny, implantable device has pulled adult stem cells out of a living rat with a far greater purity than any present technique. The test of the device designed by Michael R. King, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester, will be reported in the March 3 issue ...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...ro also testified that he paid Milanes and the M&P group extra money to manipulate patients' blood samples so the lab results would appear to support the frau... At sentencing, Milanes acknowledged that she was paid extra by Marrero to manipulate blood samples to justify the false claims. Marrero testified that Pacheco w...

OrthoDynamix LLC Launches ArthroSteer(TM): Reaching New Limits in Arthroscopy

...tend their careers. If surgery is done early enough, it can possibly prevent cartilage damage and arthritis," says Dennis. Surgeons are able to manipulate ArthroSteer instruments by the three specific controls on the handle. While the jaw opens and closes, much like conventional surgical instruments, th...

Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection

...-type ("normal") mice allergy medicines, which work to "stabilize" mast cells. This also led to improvements in the mice. "We can use the drugs to manipulate cell activity or prevent disease in this case," Shi said. Shi said he has signed a contract with a local company to develop a version of the drugs...

St. John's Hospital Acquires Latest Technology in Robotic-Assisted Surgery

...on to operate through a console adjacent to the operating table that provides a three-dimensional view, allowing for the depth perception necessary to manipulate tissue. Unlike normal laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon has a full-range of motion and the same direct eye-hand instrument alignment found in open su...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

...kievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR), which Bergelson discovered in 1997. He previously found that, in cell culture, Group B coxsackieviruses (CVBs) manipulate cell signals to bind to the CAR. CVBs are common in humans, usually causing minor, transient infections. However, this virus may at times ca...

Virtual Nose Jobs to Lead This Year's Top Plastic Surgery Trends

... recent years, plastic surgery applications have been key in helping to eliminate fears among plastic surgery candidates by giving them the ability to manipulate their own photos and access to unlimited 'after' photos for comparison purposes. "One of the most common regrets of plastic surgery patients...

UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

...aster, be less prone to infection and be less painful for patients than external wounds made in traditional surgeries. The idea of using magnets to manipulate the instruments in the abdominal cavity was formulated after Dr. Cadeddu watched a television show featuring teens who used magnets to hold studs on t...

Miami Physician Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison for Role in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

...elet counts. Rodriguez admitted that to make it appear that the patients actually had low platelet levels, he and his co-conspirators used chemists to manipulate the blood samples drawn from Midway's patients before the blood was sent to a laboratory for analysis. In his plea, Rodriguez admitted to ordering tha...
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Researchers Create First Targeted Knockout Rats Using Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology

... "We have invested our time and resources to develop the CompoZr platform because we see enormous potential in a technology that can precisely manipulate the genome of living organisms," said Dr. David Smoller, President of Sigma-Aldrich's Research Biotech business unit. "We are proud to be part of the...

Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells

...nued Hakonarson, focuses on investigating the exact mechanisms by which these genetic variations cause autistic disorders. "For instance, we expect to manipulate similar cell-adhesion genes in mice to see if the animals show altered social behaviors that may correspond to human behaviors." In addition, other ge...

Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Upcoming Presentation at the 2009 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting

...ion's SCORPION format provides the basis for development of single therapies that simultaneously inhibit multiple ligand/receptor interactions or that manipulate cellular signaling pathways by cross-linking multiple cell surface receptors. About Trubion Trubion is a biopharmaceutical company that is c...

Scientists Discover Why Teeth Form in a Single Row

...ors may be regulated by Msx1 and Osr2 to begin pinpointing the genetic network that controls teeth patterning and palate development. Their goal is to manipulate stem cells to treat malformations and to develop prevention strategies for cleft palate (e.g. the inclusion of folic acid in prenatal vitamins prevent...

Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

...escent patients (who were undergoing surgery for scoliosis) and adult patients (who were undergoing surgery for herniated discs) -- to find out how to manipulate the cells in the healthiest way. The researchers found that the tissue of younger patients was generally more suitable for regeneration than tissue fr...

Protein Shown to Play a Key Role in Normal Development of Nervous System

.... "Often neural circuits remain intact after an injury, and are capable of reorganizing themselves, given the proper stimulation. If we can eventually manipulate this protein's activity in neurons, we might enhance communication among those neurons, and allow patients to receiver greater benefit from therapeuti...

Novare Announces Successful Series of Single Port Lap Band Procedures With RealHand(R) High Dexterity Instruments

...rform more difficult maneuvers that otherwise cannot be completed with traditional rigid instruments. RealHand HD instruments make it easy to actively manipulate and complete tasks regardless of whether the instrument is positioned over, under, or around structures. RealHand HD instruments provide for greater...

Protein Key to Control Growth of Blood Cells

...y are used in bone marrow transplantation. Although much research remains to be done, added Tong, other researchers might build on this knowledge to manipulate HSCs for more effective bone marrow transplants for cancer patients after high dose chemotherapy or radiotherapy and treatments for particular blood d...

Novare Announces Completion of First Pediatric Single Port Spleen Removal Using RealHand(R) HD Instruments

...rform more difficult maneuvers that otherwise cannot be completed with traditional rigid instruments. RealHand HD instruments make it easy to actively manipulate and complete tasks regardless of whether the instrument is positioned over, under, or around structures. RealHand HD instruments provide for greater...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.4 Million for Validation of Nine Promising Therapeutic Targets for Parkinson's Disease

...Malu G. Tansey, Ph.D., of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Benjamin Wolozin, MD Ph.D., of Boston University School of Medicine will manipulate various proteins in PD animal models. Finally, Yvette F. Tache, Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles, has developed a possible rodent m...
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Lesieur HydroChopper

Description:...nstrument features a smooth, flat tip extending from the anterior surface of the irrigator. The uniquely designed tip is used to efficiently chop and manipulate the nucleus without endangering the posterior capsule. The end opening port supplies maximum irrigation, and dual oval sideports help avoid surge sho...
Company:Katena Products, Inc.

KeraCel Tools for Corneal Surgery

Description:...CEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each device is configured to be beneficial to both surgeon and patient, by being absorbent, and yet firm enough to gently manipulate delicate tissues during LASIK and other corneal procedures....
Company:Medtronic Ophthalmics

Stimuplex® HNS11 Periperal Nerve Stimulator

Description:...ripheral nerve blocks. An additional optional component for the HNS11 is a steam sterilizable control knob. This knob enables the solo operator to manipulate the current range of the stimulator without breaking sterile technique....
Company:B. Braun Medical Inc.

Kumpe Access

Description:...on, or other flexible tipped wire guide to gain difficult ureteral access beyond a redundant or tortuous ureteral segment. The catheter can be used to manipulate around and beyond a ureteral stone, or possibly dislodge, or free a lightly impacted stone from the mucosal wall. Supplied sterile in peel-open packag...
Company:Cook Urological

Hardten Collector Sponge

Description:...CEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each device is configured to be beneficial to both surgeon and patient, by being absorbent, and yet firm enough to gently manipulate delicate tissues during LASIK and other corneal procedures....
Company:Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

Yavitz Flap Cover

Description:...CEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each device is configured to be beneficial to both surgeon and patient, by being absorbent, and yet firm enough to gently manipulate delicate tissues during LASIK and other corneal procedures....
Company:Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

Yavitz LASIK Drainage Ring and Flap Cover

Description:...CEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each device is configured to be beneficial to both surgeon and patient, by being absorbent, and yet firm enough to gently manipulate delicate tissues during LASIK and other corneal procedures....
Company:Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

LASIK Corneal Shield

Description:...CEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each device is configured to be beneficial to both surgeon and patient, by being absorbent, and yet firm enough to gently manipulate delicate tissues during LASIK and other corneal procedures....
Company:Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

Goffman Sponge

Description:...CEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each device is configured to be beneficial to both surgeon and patient, by being absorbent, and yet firm enough to gently manipulate delicate tissues during LASIK and other corneal procedures....
Company:Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

Chayett Drainage Ring

Description:...CEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each device is configured to be beneficial to both surgeon and patient, by being absorbent, and yet firm enough to gently manipulate delicate tissues during LASIK and other corneal procedures....
Company:Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
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Penis

...ision affects sensation and sexual function, from the Circumcision Information Resource Pages. Cabaret show by Simon Morley and David Friend, who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects, and landmarks. Includes the Penis Owners Manual, advice, and more. Considering penis enlargem...

Fits

... FITS or Flexible Image Transport System is a digital file format used to store, transmit, and manipulate scientific and other images. FITS is the most commonly used digital file format in astronomy. Unlike many image formats,... Looking for jobs at ...
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Mayo Clinic researchers discover and manipulate molecular interplay that moves cancer cells

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Based on research that reveals new insight into mechanisms that allow invasive tumor cells to move, researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have a new understanding about how to stop cancer from spreading. A cancer that spreads elsewhere in the body, known as metastasi...

Biochemists manipulate fruit flavor enzymes

Would you like a lemony watermelon? How about a strawberry-flavored banana? Biochemists at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston say the day may be coming when scientists will be able to fine tune enzymes responsible for flavors in fruits and vegetables. In addition, it could lead to e...

Consortium develops new method to manipulate genetic material

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (July 24, 2008) A multi-institutional team of researchers, including scientists at the University of Minnesota Medical School, have developed a powerful tool for genomic research and medicine. The robust method will allow researchers to generate synthetic enzymes that can t...

Scientists find new way to manipulate DNA

Polymers, large molecules comprised of chains of repeating structures, are used in everything from the coatings on walls of ships and pipes to reduce flow drag to gene therapy. But long polymer chains are subject to breakage, called scission, and a new study by the University of Michigan show...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

...dels also revealed that Cryptomartus hindi 's mouth appendages, called pedipalps, had tiny 'tarsal' claws attached at the end to help the creature to manipulate its prey. These claws are seen in rare modern-day arachnids such as the Ricinulei. The researchers say that the existence of this common physical feat...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...all and complex laser-driven fusion ignition targets for the world's largest and most energetic laser, the National Ignition Facility. The machine can manipulate millimeter-scale components with 100-nanometer precision in an operating arena the size of a sugar cube, and has a work volume the size of a shoe box....

July 9-10 symposium on synthetic biology

... The emerging field of synthetic biology uses engineering techniques to manipulate biological materials, enabling scientists to create new biological systems or even engineer new life forms. Though these technologies could lead to th...

MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails

... of the other genes it found to be active in the myelin repair process, and is developing new mouse models to help test potential therapies that might manipulate the Wnt pathway to improve myelin repair. Given the pathway's role in so many different processes, however, Rowitch cautioned that targeting Wnt could...

They are young and need the job: A second chance for dangerous T-cells

...er identical conditions. "It is important for us to understand this 'educability' at a molecular level," Klein said, "because then we might be able to manipulate adult, non-autoreactive T-cells to our needs, since they can be obtained in the millions from the blood of patients. Young T-cells, on the other hand,...

American Society for Microbiology honors Deborah T. Hung

...les that probe in vitro TB physiology and TB infection of macrophages. Her goal is to understand its persistent state by developing chemicals that can manipulate it and by identifying genes that are essential for it. Dr. Hung received both her Ph.D. in Chemistry and her M.D. from Harvard. She completed her...
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UCR scientists manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling strain-based graphene electronics

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Graphene is nature's thinnest elastic material and displays exceptional mechanical and electronic properties. Its one-atom thickness, planar geometry, high current-carrying capacity and thermal conductivity make it ideally suited for further miniaturizing electronics through ult...

Discovery of a new way to manipulate light a million times more efficiently

A discovery of a new way to manipulate light a million times more efficiently than before is announced in the journal Science this week. Using a special hollow-core photonic crystal fibre, a team at the University of Bath, UK, has opened the door to what could prove to be a new sub-branch of p...

New and Updated Online Tutorials for dbGaP, GAD, and DGV from OpenHelix

...s, variables, documents, and analyses to use the analysis browser to identify candidate genomic regions for genotype-phenotype associations and to manipulate and customize the browser displays GAD GAD   to view GAD tables from different perspectives to read detailed reports for uniqu...

Scientists discover repulsive side to light force

...anoscale switch to open it, but were unable to push it in the opposite direction. Using both forces means they can now have complete control and can manipulate components in both directions. "We've demonstrated that these are tunable forces we can engineer," Tang said. In order to create the repulsive for...

New Pre-Clinical Data on OmniGuide's BeamPath NEURO(TM) Demonstrates Precise Cutting in Brain Tissue

...he study demonstrates that the flexible CO2 laser fiber was easy to use and manipulate under the operating microscope, could be accurately aimed and created precise incisions without the need to touch or manipulate the tissue," said Dr. Preul, Director of the Barrow's Neurosurgical Researc...

Celtic Pharma Holdings Announces Investment in Novacta Biosystems Limited

...cs have demonstrated potential to treat infections caused by agents such as C. difficile and MRSA. Conventional medicinal chemistry has been unable to manipulate the structure of the naturally occurring compounds into the optimised forms that have the potential to treat human disease. However, Novacta's proprie...

A*STAR scientists invent the world's only controllable molecule gear of minuscule size of 1.2nm

...m axis. Said Dr Lim Khiang Wee, Executive Director of IMRE, "Christian and his team's discovery shows that it may one day be possible to create and manipulate molecular-level machines. Such machines may, for example, walk on DNA tracks in the future to deliver therapeutics to heal and cure. There already exi...

Synthetic Biology on the Rise

... nanotechnology, synthetic biology is an enabling technology and will likely spawn a new generation of products and industries built on our ability to manipulate matter at a molecular level." Though a recent poll by Hart Research showed that 9 in 10 Americans have heard little or nothing about synthetic bi...

Scientists demonstrate effect of confining dielectrics on semiconductor nanowire conductivity

...s far, the mirror image is far and its influence is negligible. But as structures enter the nanometer scale the mirror draws in, making it possible to manipulate the conduction from the outside. In the experiments, co-author Joonah Yoon, a graduate student at SEAS, coated GaN nanowires with silicon oxide to ...

Trubion Presents Preclinical Data on Its SCORPION(TM) Multispecific Therapeutics at the 2009 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting

...ion's SCORPION format provides the basis for development of single therapies that simultaneously inhibit multiple ligand/receptor interactions or that manipulate cellular signaling pathways by cross-linking multiple cell surface receptors. SCORPION therapeutics have long in vivo half-lives, can have other int...
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Eugenics

...g at something like "height" or "arm length" in terms of "averages" and concentrating on the trends such averages revealed (and speculating on ways to manipulate them) in society at large. The "Mendelian" school applied combinatorial methods of analysis to problems concerning the resemblance between parents and...

Molecular biology

...ics . Techniques of molecular biology Since the late 1950s and early 1960s , molecular biologists have learned to characterise, isolate, and manipulate the molecular components of cells and organisms. These components include DNA , the repository of genetic information; RNA , a close relative of DNA...

Virus

... cellular processes Viruses are important to the study of molecular and cellular biology because they provide simple systems that can be used to manipulate and investigate the functions of cell types. Below, this entry discusses how viral replication depends on the metabolism of the host. Therefore, the...
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Restriction map

...iction mapping is the process of obtaining structural information on a ... Restriction map information is important for many techniques used to manipulate DNA. ... You need to prepare a restriction map of the cDNA insert to set up your future experiments. ... You have this restriction map of...

Restriction enzyme

...s cleave foreign DNA, thus eliminating infecting organisms. Restriction enzymes can be isolated from bacterial cells and used in the laboratory to manipulate fragments of DNA, such as those that contain genes; for this reason they... Restriction enzymes are one of the most important tools in the rec...

Lumbar

...nd glossary with medical definitions ... The 5 lumbar vertebrae are represented by the symbols L1 through L5. ... Five pairs of lumbar nerves manipulate the movement and sensory functions of the lower extremities. ... The answer involves a brief overview of the lumbar spine. ... The low back offic...

Genetic engineering

...ists had ... Genetic engineering is one of the most promising technologies. ... In simple terms, genetic engineering (GE) is the ability to manipulate the genes ... Genetic engineering is the process of taking genes and segments of DNA from one ... Are there any benefits that genetic engine...

Codon Bias

...on biases are caused by directional (or ... Codon bias is exploited by the biotechnology industry to improve the yield of ... The ability to manipulate codon bias may also usher in a era of safer vaccines. ... Codon Usage Bias (CUB, defined here as deviation from equal usage of synonymous ....
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