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Image: Following inhibition of a key protein, these embryonic stem cells underwent differentiation and lost their pluripotency. (Nuclei are in green and nuclei expressing pluripotency factors are in blue and red) (Photo courtesy of Dr. Raffaella Di Micco, New York University Langone Medical Center).

Protein Identified That Maintains Embryonic Stem Cell Pluripotency

A protein that is critical in maintaining stem cells in their primitive pluripotentive state was identified and discussed in a recently published paper. Investigators at the New York University Langone... Read more

Drug Discovery

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Image: S-649266 has more robust antibacterial activity than established antibiotics against multidrug-resistant bacteria (Photo courtesy of Shionogi).

Novel Antibiotic Shows Potential for Broad Range of Infections

The emergence of bacterial resistance to known antibacterial agents is becoming a major challenge in treating the infection caused by multi drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. In order to treat bacterial... Read more

Lab Technologies

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Big Data Consortium to Advance Neuromuscular Disease Research

A five-center consortium has been initiated in the United States to gather and analyze thousands of bits of data to develop a global outlook of neuromuscular disorders. Investigators from the Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles, CA, USA) Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute reported that have received a grant from... Read more


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Partnership Established to Decode Bowel Disease

23andMe (Mountain View, CA,USA), a personal genetics company, is collaborating with Pfizer, Inc. (New York, NY, USA), in which the companies will seek to enroll 10,000 people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a research project designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity,... Read more
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