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Printed spots for growing liver stem cells

[Contributed by Holly Ober, Biomedical Engineering] Transplanted liver cells could repair livers damaged by toxins or infections. Stem cells hold tremendous promise for liver-related therapies because they can grow in a Petri dish to become any cell type, including liver …
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Final mouse genome published

The most complete version to date of the mouse genome was published yesterday in the journal PLoS Biology. “Build 36,” from the C57 inbred strain of black mice, has 175,000 fewer gaps, 139 megabytes of new sequences and realigns genes …
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Human stem cells form new blood vessels in mice

Therapy restores blood flow in mice, forms the basis for upcoming clinical trials in humans (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Researchers have successfully induced the formation of new blood vessels in mice with reduced blood flow (ischemia) to their limbs using adult …
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Public Forum on Stem Cell Treatments is May 12

Four UC Davis stem cell experts will give brief presentations on stem cell research followed by question-and-answer sessions during a community forum on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X …
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Grant for stem cell researcher

Paul Knoepfler, an assistant professor of cell biology and human anatomy at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant of $2 million over five years to support his work on how embryonic stem cells are programmed. …
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$20 million stem cell grant

UC Davis has been awarded a $20 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell research agency, towards renovating an existing building to house the rapidly growing stem cell research program. The building will eventually …
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Stem cell therapy for animals

LiveScience.com reports on a San Diego company offering a stem cell therapy to treat arthritis, tendon and ligament problems in dogs. A veterinarian removes some fat from the dog and ships it to the company, which extracts adult stem cells …
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Leukemia scientist receives stem cell grant

UC Davis stem cell scientist Chong-xian Pan has received a new faculty award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The award will provide Pan with $2.4 million over five years for salary and research support. Pan, who specializes in …
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UC Davis to host NIH mouse bank

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $4.8 million grant to UC Davis to set up a repository for the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP). The repository will store, archive and make available to researchers up to 10,000 types of …
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Stem cell researchers, Thermogenesis ink deal

ThermoGenesis Corp. and the UC Davis Stem Cell Program have are to collaborate to develop stem cell therapies, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. Researchers at UC Davis, led by Dr. Jan Nolta and Gerhard Bauer, will use ThermoGenesis blood processing …
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