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Live Cell Beating Assay Using Human iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes for Evaluation of Drug Efficacy and Toxicity
Oksana Sirenko, Carole Crittenden, Blake Anson, Jayne Hesley, Yen-Wen Chen, Nick Callamaras and Evan F. Cromwell

A large percentage of new drugs fail in clinical studies due to cardiac toxicity. Development of highly predictive in vitro assays suitable for screening, safety assessment or other environments is therefore extremely important for drug development. Human cardiomyocytes derived from stem cell sources can greatly accelerate the discovery of cardiac drugs and improve drug safety by offering more clinically relevant cell-based models than those presently available.

Regulation of shoot apical meristem development by SEUSS and SEUSS-LIKE 2 in Arabidopsis
Joanne E. Lee and John F. Golz

In Arabidopsis, SEU and SLK2 are redundant components of a regulatory complex that is proposed to promote shoot apical meristem (SAM) formation during embryogenesis. Expression analysis indicates that SEU and SLK2 act upstream of several known SAM regulators, and also regulate auxin accumulation, probably via interaction with auxin response factors.

Expansion of mesenchymal stem cells from frozen UCB
Christophe NP Madsen and Christian Clausen

Umbilical cord blood (UCB) has recently been the focus of clinical applications. UCB contains of hematopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). Clinical studies shows that MSC can be used in regenerative medicine hereby treatment of cardiac diseases. The aim of this project is to establish a protocol for isolation of MSCs from frozen UCB. This study demonstrated that it’s possible to expand MSC.

A high-throughput colony formation assay for profiling novel compounds and RNAi reagents using the Acumen® eX3
Andrew Goulter and Jason Mundin

Cell colony formation assays measure a cell's ability to grow unattached to a surface and have applications in a range of areas including hematopoietic stem cell research, cell transformation studies and the prediction of responses of tumors to chemotherapeutic agents. The results of this study demonstrated that Acumen eX3 can be used as a high-throughput platform for investigation of effects of test compounds and RNAi reagents on cell colony formation.

Gene Expression Profiling of Archived FFPE Samples
Silvia Rüberg, Sabine Classen, Jana Ciomperlik, Dirk Dietrich, Ines Dischinger, Alena Böttcher, Sabrina Schmitz and Bernhard Gerstmayer

According to the BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) about 8,000,000 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples derived from a multitude of different diseases have been collected in medical centers and biobanks all over Europe during the last decades.

New Culture Medium Creates Immune Tolerance Between Two Allogeneic Tissue Cells
Victor Alexander, PhD.; Anthony Passerini, PhD; Emir Hodzic, PhD.

We discovered that in vitro high dose of Progesterone (P) together with FGFa, EGF, VEGF, LPS had dual effect on Liver tissue cells: increased multiplication of Hepatocytes and suppressed all non-parenchymal (NP) liver tissue cells and created immune tolerance between two allogeneic mice Liver tissue

Role of PPARd in satellite cells and muscle differentiation
Alison Angione and Shihuan Kuang

Investigating the result of PPARd mutation in the myogenic progenitor cells

High content imaging based mapping of stem cell phenotypes
Er Liu, Sebastian Vega, Anthony Kulesa, Jared Bushman, Hak-Joon Sung, Mattew Becker, Joachim Kohn, and Prabhas Moghe

Stem cells possess the ability of self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation. However, conventional biological assays usually take weeks to months to identify the stem cell fates. Here we present a high content imaging based profiling platform that enables identifying stem cell phenotypes at much early time points. This platform could help monitor and even predict the long term fate of stem cells.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies detected by peptide microarrays
ahmed Abd El Wahed1, Ulrike Beutling2, Ronald Frank2, Gerhard Hunsmann1, and Hans-Joachim Fritz3

HBV and HIVenv chips with overlapping oligopeptides encompassing the full amino acid sequences of HBV and HIV polypeptides were produced. In addition, a chip displaying a library of random 4608 different 15-mers peptides (4608-RPL) was prepared. Both chips were used for analyzing monoclonal antibodies and sera from HIV- and HBV-infected individuals. 4608-RPL could be used for identifying target sequences of antibodies without prior knowledge of the corresponding immunizing antigen.

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Turning Skin Cells into Heart, Brain Cells
In a major breakthrough, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals.
Stem Cells Know How to Unwind
Research led by the Babraham Institute with collaborators in the UK, Canada and Japan has revealed a new understanding of how an open genome structure supports the long-term and unrestricted developmental potential in embryonic stem cells.
Growing Stem Cells More Safely
Nurturing stem cells atop a bed of mouse cells works well, but is a non-starter for transplants to patients – Brown University scientists are developing a synthetic bed instead.
Cell Transplant Treats Parkinson’s in Mice
A University of Wisconsin—Madison neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell.
Skin Cells Turned into Heart Cells and Brain Cells Using Drugs
In a scientific first, Gladstone researchers have used chemical drugs to convert skin cells into heart cells and brain cells, without adding any external genes.
Shape Of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Can Metastasize
Illinois researchers found that the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread.
‘Mini-Brains’ to Study Zika
Novel tool expected to speed research on brain and drug development.
Cytokine Triggers Immune Response at Expense of Blood Renewal
Research highlights promise of Anti-IL-1 drugs to treat chronic inflammatory disease.
AstraZeneca to Sequence 2 Million Genomes in Search for New Drugs
Company launches integrated genomics approach which aims to transform drug discovery and development.
Improving Engineered T-Cell Cancer Treatment
Purdue University researchers may have figured out a way to call off a cancer cell assassin that sometimes goes rogue and assign it a larger tumor-specific "hit list."
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