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Citrus surprise: Vitamin C boosts the reprogramming of adult cells into stem cells

December 24, 2009
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Contact: Cathleen Genova cgenova@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press Famous for its antioxidant properties and role in tissue repair, vitamin C is touted as beneficial for illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer and perhaps even for slowing the aging process. Now, a study published online on December 24th by Cell Press in the journal <em…


Scientists create world’s first molecular transistor

December 23, 2009
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[NEWS] Contact: Suzanne Taylor Muzzin suzanne.taylormuzzin@yale.edu 203-403-8555 Yale University This release is available in Chinese. New Haven, Conn. – A group of scientists has succeeded in creating the firs…


Encyclopedia of microbe genomes: Chapter 1

December 23, 2009
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[NEWS] Contact: Jonathan Eisen jaeisen@ucdavis.edu 530-752-3498 University of California – Davis Genome scientists from the US and Germany have assembled the first pages of a comprehensive encyclopedia of genomes of all the microbes on Earth. The results, published Dec. 24 in the journal Nature, will help biologists find new genes and fill …


Genomic toggle switches divide autoimmune diseases into distinct clusters, Stanford study shows

December 23, 2009
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[NEWS] Contact: Bruce Goldman goldmanb@stanford.edu 650-725-2106 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. – Genomic switches can predispose an individual to one set of autoimmune disorders but protect the same person against another set of them, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have found.<…


CNN Reports on stem cell therapy for heart attack victims

December 22, 2009
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An intravenous method of injecting stem cells into patients who had experienced heart attacks within the previous 10 days suggested …Click Here to Read More


Scripps receives second $1 million gift this month

December 22, 2009
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Miami physician, businessman, and philanthropist Phillip Frost and his wife, Patricia Frost, long-time supporters of the arts and education, have …Click Here to Read More


Genetic research job outlook good

December 22, 2009
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If working in genetics research is in your DNA, the job opportunities are on the rise. The University of Miami’s …Click Here to Read More


Novel nanotechnology heals abscesses caused by resistant staph bacteria

December 22, 2009
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Contact: Deirdre Branley sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu 718-430-3101 Albert Einstein College of Medicine Topically applied therapy travels deep into the skin to combat MRSA infections December 22, 2009 – (BRONX, NY) – Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed…


Bioengineered materials promote the growth of functional vasculature, new study shows

December 21, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Abby Vogel avogel@gatech.edu 404-385-3364 Georgia Institute of Technology Research News Regenerative medicine therapies often require the growth of functional, stable blood vessels at the site of an injury. Using synthetic polymers called hydrogels, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been able to induce s…


Genetic study clarifies African and African-American ancestry

December 21, 2009
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[NEWS] Contact: Jordan Reese jreese@upenn.edu 267-934-9573 University of Pennsylvania Collaboration by University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University PHILADELPHIA – - People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-…