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Biomarker Predicting Transplant Complications May be Key to Treating Them
A protein that can be used to predict if a stem cell transplant patient will suffer severe complications may also be the key to preventing those complications, an international research team based at the Indiana University School of Medicine reported Wednesday.
Snapshot Turns T Cell Immunology on its Head
New research may have implications for 1 diabetes sufferers.
Developing a Gel that Mimics Human Breast for Cancer Research
Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal testing.
Lung Repair and Regeneration Gene Discovered
New role for hedgehog gene offers better understanding of lung disease.
Restoring Vision with Stem Cells
Age-related macular degeneration (AMRD) could be treated by transplanting photoreceptors produced by the directed differentiation of stem cells, thanks to findings published today by Professor Gilbert Bernier of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.
The Age of Humans Controlling Microbes
Engineered bacteria could soon be used to detect environmental toxins, treat diseases, and sustainably produce chemicals and fuels.
Gene Expression: A Snapshot of Stem Cell Development
New genes found that regulate development of stem cells.
Tissue-Engineered Colon from Human Cells
A study by scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered colon derived from human cells is able to develop the many specialized nerves required for function, mimicking the neuronal population found in native colon.
Tension Helps Heart Cells Develop Normally in the Lab
Stanford engineers have uncovered the important role tension plays in growing heart cells out of the body.
Urine Excretion From Stem Cell-Derived Kidneys
Researchers report a strategy for enabling urine excretion from kidneys grown from stem cells.

Single Cell Omics 2011
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The single cell Omics revolution is the potential transformation of cellular heterogeneity from a source of noise to a source of new, as yet hidden discoveries. No longer will the variability from one cell to the next confound researchers and force them to average results into irrelevance. Researchers may find, in fact, that this variability is critical for cells to respond to and interact with their environments. But even without the complete revolution, single cell Omics offer significant evolutionary advances in fields of biology and medicine that are already based on single cell analysis, such as immunology, neurobiology, stem cell biology, circulating tumor cells and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Moreover, the ongoing evolution of single cell Omics technologies provides improvements in sensitivity and throughput that will enable researchers to generate more data from smaller numbers of cells, which can be enabling in cases of precious samples. The result of this (r)evolution is a market for Omics technologies that is projected to grow from $60 million in sales in 2010 to $525 million in 2016, according to Single Cell Omics 2011, a new report published by Select Biosciences and written by BioPerspectives.

Survival of the fittest requires a detailed understanding of this emerging market. Single Cell Omics 2011 explains the key technologies, applications, unmet needs and trends. The 162-page report includes an Internet survey administered to a large stratified database; analyses of front-end separation technologies, back-end Omics technologies and integrated platforms to bridge the gap; profiles of 30 companies; and a quantitative market model segmented by technologies. In addition, the report comes with a reprint of the Trends in Biotechnology cover article written by two of the report authors. Moreover, the report also comes with one hour of consulting (in the form of a conference call) with report authors Dr. Bodovitz, Principal of BioPerspectives or Antje Plaschke-Schluetter, Head of Application at Molecular Machines & Industries AG.

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