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Stimulating Stem Cell Regeneration

Stimulating Stem Cell Regeneration NeoTherapeutics, Inc. (157 Technology Dr., Irvine, CA 92618, Tel: 949/788-6700, Fax: 949/788-6706) has revealed that its lead compound, Neotrofin, stimulated the proliferation of brain stem cells in adult mice. Neotrofin is a purine analogue that induces expression of several neurotrophic factors. Brain stem cells are a self-renewing population of cells that […]

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Tropomyosin Is Binding Site of Endostatin – EntreMed

Tropomyosin Is Binding Site of Endostatin – EntreMed – Brief Article According to studies undertaken by EntreMed (9640 Medical Center Dr., Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850; Tel: 301/217-9858, Fax: 301/217-9594) and presented at the Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference in Washington, DC, tropomyosin, a protein involved in cellular movement, or migration, also acts as […]

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Recombinant Human Insulin Licensed

Recombinant Human Insulin Licensed Bio-Technology General Corp. (BTG) (Iselin, NJ; Tel: 732/632-8800) announced that it has entered into to a technology transfer and licensing arrangement with Diosynth bv, a subsidiary of Akzo Nobel, for BTG’s genetically engineered human insulin. Diosynth will have rights to the product in most countries of the world. BTG will transfer […]

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CLONING: Cloning of Humans Planned

CLONING: Cloning of Humans Planned Panayiotis Zavos, a reproductive scientist, formerly from the University of Kentucky, Italian physician Severino Antinori, and an Israeli, Ali Ben Abraham, have announced plans to clone a human being to help infertile couples have babies. Antinori is already notorious for arranging the successful pregnancy of a 62 year old woman. […]

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INDUSTRY NEWS: UN Safety Protocol Reached – Brief Article

INDUSTRY NEWS: UN Safety Protocol Reached – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included After months of wrangling and posturing, an agreement over rules to govern trade in genetically engineered organisms. The UN Biosafety Protocol requires exporter to explicitly label shipments of food or fiber commodities derived from genetically modified sources. The Biosafety Protocol is not […]

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GENOMICS: Changing White Hairs to Black – oligonucleotides to change mouse hair color

GENOMICS: Changing White Hairs to Black – oligonucleotides to change mouse hair color – Brief Article No, it’s not a new kind of hair dye. Researchers at Jefferson Medical College have used a gene repair technique to genetically change white albino mice hairs to black by correcting a point mutation in the tyrosinase gene. The […]

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CLONING: Piglets Cloned From Skin Cells

CLONING: Piglets Cloned From Skin Cells ProLinia, Inc. (450 ADS Complex, 425 River Rd., Athens, GA 30602; Tel: 706/542-4094, Fax: 706/546-4492; Website: prolinia.com) an agricultural biotechnology genetics company, and the University of Georgia have produced three healthy cloned piglets from skin cells from a commercial hog. The piglets were born over the Memorial Day weekend. […]

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Prions in Yeast, Mice and Man

BASIC SCIENCE: Prions in Yeast, Mice and Man Results from a number of laboratories have found some interesting properties of prions that may lead to treatments for prion- mediated neurodegenerative diseases such as Creutzfeld-Jacob disease and Alzheimer’s disease. It has been found 1) that prions are modular proteins in which one module catalyzes amyloid plaque […]

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Silencing Proteins for Chromosome Copying

Silencing Proteins for Chromosome Copying Researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (One Cyclotron Rd. Berkeley, CA 94720; Tel: 510/486-6467, Fax: 510/4865/6457) Life Sciences Division, led by Paul Kauffman, have discovered that two yeast proteins, previously known for helping to construct “silent” regions of chromosomes, also play a role chromosome segregation. The results are reported in […]

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CLONING: Return to the Future

CLONING: Return to the Future Cells from six healthy cow clones show no signs of the premature aging reported for Dolly the cloned sheep, according to researchers from Advanced Cell Technologies, Inc. (One Innovation Dr., Worcester, MA 01650; Tel: 508/756-1212, Fax: 508/756-0931; Website: www.advancedcell.com). To the contrary, the cloning process seems to have sent the […]