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CSC news links 2010-04-18

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For links to recent news items, visit these [Twitter] or [FriendFeed] pages. Examples of a few news items that have received attention:Split ends in CML: divergent roles of Hes1 by Catriona Jamieson, Blood 2010(Apr 8); 115(14): 2726-7 [FriendFeed entry][Connotea bookmark][PubMed citation][Full text PDF]. A comment on: Hes1 immortalizes committed progenitors and plays a role in […]

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Stimulating Biotechnology: Maryland has embarrassment of riches and challenges – WTOP

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Frederick News Post (subscription)Stimulating Biotechnology: Maryland has embarrassment of riches and challengesWTOPWhen it comes to biotechnology, Maryland is perhaps the most gifted underprivileged state in the country. And the federal economic stimulus package may be …Stimulating biotechnology: Signs of recovery apparent in challenging environmentFrederick News Post (subscription)all 3 news articles »

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Sen. Robert Menendez named Legislator of the Year by bio-technology organization – The Jersey Journal – NJ.com

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The Jersey Journal – NJ.comSen. Robert Menendez named Legislator of the Year by bio-technology organizationThe Jersey Journal – NJ.comRobert Menendez, D-Hoboken, was named yesterday as Legislator of the Year by BIO, an umbrella organization ” representing 1200 biotechnology companies, …Senator Menendez Honored As BIO Legislator Of The YearMedical News Today (press release)Representative Eshoo Honored as […]

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One Embryo Plus Three Parents Equals Ethical Dilemma – Care2.com (blog)

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ABC OnlineOne Embryo Plus Three Parents Equals Ethical DilemmaCare2.com (blog)It is a form of genetic engineering, a subject long on controversy and rife with ethical dilemma. Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a …3-Parent Embryos Could Prevent Disease, But Raise Ethical IssuesWired NewsBritish Scientists Create Three-Parent EmbryosChristianityToday.com (blog)UK Scientists Clone 3-Parent EmbryosFamily Research Council (blog)FOXNewsall […]

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MicroRNA therapy could be a powerful tool to correct the CSC dysregulation?

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Medical Hypothesis: No small matter: microRNAs – key regulators of cancer stem cells by Qing Ji, David Karnak, Ping Hao, Rongquan Wang and Liang Xu, Int J Clin Exp Med 2010(Mar 12); 3(1): 84-7 [FriendFeed entry][Full text via PMC]. PubMed Abstract:Emerging evidence demonstrates that both tumor suppressor and oncogenic miRNAs play an essential role in […]

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Venture Capital Investing Climbs to $4.73 Billion (Correct) – BusinessWeek

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TopNews United StatesVenture Capital Investing Climbs to $4.73 Billion (Correct)BusinessWeekThe biggest declines came in software and biotechnology, the association said. The number of software deals was the lowest in any quarter since 1995, …Dallas-area venture capital investments slip in quarterDallas Morning NewsMoneyTree: Venture investing remains weak in Phila. area and nationPhiladelphia Business JournalBucking US decline, […]

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Biotechnology’s benefits for US farmers – Western Farm Press

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FinFacts IrelandBiotechnology’s benefits for US farmersWestern Farm Press”Decades of documented evidence demonstrate that agricultural biotechnology is a safe and beneficial technology that contributes to both environmental and …Mounting Evidence Shows Positive Impact of Biotech CropsWisconsin Ag Connectionall 6 news articles »

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Whitworth elected to Genzyme’s board – Boston Globe

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The Money TimesWhitworth elected to Genzyme’s boardBoston GlobeGenzyme Corp., the large Cambridge biotechnology company, said that that Ralph Whitworth, principal and co-founder of Relational Investors LLC, …Genzyme moves to strengthen defenses against IcahnReutersGenzyme adds Whitworth to block IcahnPharma TimesRalph Whitworth Elected to Genzyme’s Board of DirectorsMarketWatch (press release)Boston Herald –Boston Business Journal –Xconomyall 61 news articles »

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MSU student receives Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship – MSU State News

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MSU State NewsMSU student receives Barry M. Goldwater ScholarshipMSU State NewsWhen Tasneem Pierce sat down with an assistant professor about a possible major change, the genomics and molecular genetics junior quickly decided what …and more »

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Bucking US decline, region’s start-ups lure more money – Boston Globe

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VentureBeatBucking US decline, region’s start-ups lure more moneyBoston GlobeStill, 2010 is off to a better start than 2009, as biotechnology and medical devices continued to lead other industries in both number of deals and money …Venture funding rebounds for Austin startupsAustin American-StatesmanSummary Box: Venture-Cap Investments Rise In 1QCBS 5Venture-cap investments rise in 1Q, as optimism […]

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Weak Kidneys Cause Weak Bones

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by Jean-Claude Alix, NaturopathNo single area of the body stands alone, everything is linked up. This is why medical specialisation is one of the greatest mistakes that was evermade.Viewed from this angle, hardly any two areas are so closely and deeply intertwined as the renal metabolism and the bone metabolism. Thus, it is understandable that […]

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3-Parent Embryos Could Prevent Disease, But Raise Ethical Issues – Wired News

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Reuters3-Parent Embryos Could Prevent Disease, But Raise Ethical IssuesWired NewsThe technique is a subtle form of genetic engineering, which many people consider taboo, and raises other ethical dilemmas. It could also allow parents …Three-Parent Babies Due Soon, Thanks to ScienceFOXNewsall 145 news articles »

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CORRECTED: Are regulators dropping the ball on biocrops? – Reuters

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ReutersCORRECTED: Are regulators dropping the ball on biocrops?Reuters”One of the things that we think is important to do is to have regular reviews and updates of our strategies for regulating products of biotechnology,” said …Are US regulators dropping the ball when it comes to biocrops?BusinessWorld OnlineSPECIAL REPORT-Are US regulators dropping the ball on biocrops?Forexyardall 18 […]

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F.D.A. Says Millions Got Unapproved Drugs, Should the new bioequivalence and bioanalytical guidelines for 2010, be made more stringent

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Plans by  FDA to Adopt stricter standards for Bioequivalence, Bioavailability for generic drugs could sound trouble for Indian Generic Manufactures. Already most of the smaller companies are finding it difficult to get FDA approval letters. QSR Draft Guidance An industry working group has urged the FDA to consider adopting its guidance to outline quality system […]

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East Africa: South Africa Leads in GM Crops as EA Lags Behind – AllAfrica.com

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ReutersEast Africa: South Africa Leads in GM Crops as EA Lags BehindAllAfrica.comWith reduced requirements for farm inputs and increased yields per unit area, genetic engineering, a modern form of biotechnology, could transform the …Green thumbsTruth about Trade & TechnologyWeeds improve resistance to RoundupSt. Louis Post-DispatchSome weeds, bugs grew resistant to genetically engineered cropsUSA TodayEnvironment News […]

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US Reps propose tougher Medicare fraud penalties – WZVN-TV

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Journal Record (subscription)US Reps propose tougher Medicare fraud penaltiesWZVN-TVThe proposed bill would double prison sentences for Medicare fraud and use biotechnology such as fingerprint scanning to ensure patients are getting the …House bill would double Medicare fraud penaltiesJournal Record (subscription)all 23 news articles »

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International Stem Cell Corporation Engages Leading Immunogeneticists to Advance its Industry-first, Immune-matched Stem Cells

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International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB:ISCO), http://www.intlstemcell.com, today added two world-leading immunogeneticists to its scientific advisory board. They and ISCO scientists will study the immune-matching properties of ISCO’s human parthenogenetic stem cell (hpSC) technology and the potential for each hpSC-derived therapeutic cell to be an immune-match for millions of people.Dr. Hans-Dieter Volk, Professor of Immunology and […]

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Law Headlines:Is it fair to patent genes? ACLU takes on biotech over issue – Legal Info Today

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TopNews United StatesLaw Headlines:Is it fair to patent genes? ACLU takes on biotech over issueLegal Info TodayA successful ACLU lawsuit against the biotechnology company Myriad Genetics over the BRCA gene has some celebrating and others alarmed. …The profit strandThe AgeMaking sense of patentsABC OnlineIs it fair to patent genes? ACLU takes on biotech over issueUSA […]

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Monoclonal Antibodies Promise New Chances For Ovarian Cancer Therapy: Research … – Pharmaceutical Business Review

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Live-PR.com (press release)Monoclonal Antibodies Promise New Chances For Ovarian Cancer Therapy: Research …Pharmaceutical Business ReviewAccording to a research conducted by a group of scientists in partnership with professor Michael Krainer, director of the molecular genetics working group, …New options for the treatment of ovarian cancerPharmacy Europeall 62 news articles »

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CSC news roundup 2010-04-11

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Cancer Stem Cells: Back to Darwin? (review) [FriendFeed entry][Connotea bookmark][PubMed citation] http://bit.ly/csTyxT Cancer stem/progenitor cells are highly enriched in CD133+CD44+ population in hepatocellular carcinoma [FriendFeed entry][PubMed citation] http://bit.ly/bwUz7C The nuclear receptor tailless induces long-term neural stem cell expansion and brain tumor initiation [FriendFeed entry][News release][PubMed citation] http://bit.ly/cCjVZL Hedgehog Signaling and Cancer Stem Cells in Hematopoietic […]

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