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MS Cure – Hickman line Insertion for stem cell/bone marrow transplant


For all videos search for MS cure Carmel Turner. Hickman line Insertion.

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Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis


see http://www.cellmedicine.com or http://www.stemnow.com

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Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

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Wind Turbines Benefit Crops


Ames Laboratory associate scientist Gene Takle talks about research into the effect of wind turbines on nearby crops. Preliminary results show the turbines may have a positive effect by cooling and drying the crops and assisting with carbon dioxide uptake.

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The Genetics of Humanness: Uniquely Human Gene Regulation


Series: “CARTA – Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny” [Science] [Show ID: 21988]

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What Causes Seizures? – The Nebraska Medical Center


The Nebraska Medical Center epilepsy program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers with the highest level of distinction. The program includes a comprehensive four-phase monitoring procedure, advanced diagnostic equipment and sophisticated technology to treat the most complex seizure disorders

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Genetics and Mesothelioma: Dr. Michele Carbone


Dr. Michele Carbone and researchers from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center identify genetic mutation that increases susceptibility to mesothelioma and potentially other forms of cancer.

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Racial Genetic Distances to the Chimpanzee


Genetics tells us which races are closest and furthest away from the chimpanzee.

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Closing Remarks, Screening Stem Cells 2009: From Reprogramming to Regenerative Medicine


Robert Ames, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline, USA; From the SBS Symposium Screening Stem Cells 2009: From Reprogramming to Regenerative Medicine. Held in Boston, MA, USA – September 2-3, 2009.

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Cardiomyocytic differentiation of endometrial stem cells.


Dr Shunichiro Miyoshi established a line of endometrium-derived mesenchymal cells (EMCs) with a life span prolonged by a cell-cycle mediated gene. The EMCs began spontaneously beating after induction and showed cardiomyocyte-specific action potentials.

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For Damaged Skin – Rejuvenate Your Own Stem Cells


skindamage.org Reverse aging skin with your own cells

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Homosexuality has genetic or biological basis.


A number of twin studies have shown that there is a role for biological factors in sexual orientation.

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21st Century Stem Cell Scientists: The CIRM Creativity Awards


Smarts, education and hard work will get you far, but the big leaps in science take something more — creativity. That’s the thinking behind an innovative CIRM-funded summer program that encourages the most creative high school students to spend time working in a stem cell lab. The CIRM Creativity Awards recipients met in Oakland on August 2, 2011 to share results of their internship programs.

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Adult Stem Cell Sucess Stories – Laura Dominguez


If there was ever a woman on a mission, it’s Laura Dominguez. Doctors once told her she’d never walk again. And while she’s not ready to run a marathon, she’s already proving them wrong, with the best yet to come.

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Bone Marrow Stem Cells/Gene Therapy


UCLA Life Sciences Public Lecture: “Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Developing New Therapies in the Fight Against Disease”- Donald Kohn, January 18, 2011 Dr. Donald Kohn, UCLA professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, his research group at the Kohn Lab focus on developing new therapies for genetic diseases of the blood cells using gene therapy methods to correct hematopoietic stem cells. His laboratory performs studies on gene transfer, expression and immune response and then translates the findings into clinical trials.

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Stem Cells and a Brief Mention of Bacon


What shall I video blog about tomorrow!? Go vote!: youtube.com Second Channel: youtube.com Add me on facebook: facebook.com Email me: danbrownuniverse@gmail.com

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Geron’s Embryonic Stem Cell Clinical Trial for Spinal Cord Injury


Dr. Jane Lebkowski, executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Geron Corporation, gave the keynote address for the 2011 CIRM Bridges Trainee Meeting

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Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis


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Healthy Living Can Cut Chances of Developing Diabetes

(HealthDay News) — Living a healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of diabetes by as much as 80 percent, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health report.

It has been clear that diet, exercise, smoking and drinking have an impact on whether one is likely to develop type 2 diabetes, but how each individual factor affects the risk had been unclear.

“The lifestyle factors we looked at were physical activity, healthy diet, body weight, alcohol consumption and smoking,” said lead researcher Jarad Reis, a researcher from the U.S. Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

“For each one of those, there was a significant reduction in risk for developing diabetes,” he said. “Having a normal weight by itself reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 60 to 70 percent.”

For example, eating a healthy diet reduced the risk by about 15 percent, while not smoking lowered the risk by about 20 percent, he said.

The more healthy lifestyle factors one has, the lower the risk for developing diabetes, Reis noted. Overall, risk reduction can reach 80 percent, he said. Read more…

Immunice for Immune Support

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Missing Fingerprints

Every person has a unique set of fingerprints, right? Well, not exactly. Researchers have documented a rare condition called adermatoglyphia in some members of a Swiss family, in which the usual fingertip skin ridges and swirls responsible for fingerprints are missing. Aptly, it has been dubbed “immigration delay disease” by the researchers who discovered it, because it causes all kinds of questions and concerns when the affected person travels internationally. The condition is caused by a mutation in a single gene that is expressed only in the skin.

An abstract of the research article can be downloaded for free.

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The HPV Vaccine and the Presidential Debates

Governor Perry of Texas was criticized by Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann at the Republication presidential candidate’s debate last night for signing an executive order in Texas mandating that young girls be vaccinated against HPV, the sexually-transmitted virus that is responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. The vaccine is effective if it is given BEFORE a woman is sexually active. Health officials believe that if all women were vaccinated before becoming sexually active, cervical cancer rates would drop dramatically.

Congresswoman Bachmann took the position that the vaccine is unsafe. There is no evidence to support her claim, and her stance on the vaccine’s safety cost her some credibility today. However she did score some points when she reported that Governor Perry has received campaign funds from the drug company that makes the vaccine.

Congresswoman Bachmann also took the position that the government should not force vaccinations on citizens who don’t want them. That’s a valid position, of course. But she missed the fact that governor Perry’s “mandate” is actually not a firm mandate at all; parents can still choose to have their daughters opt out if they wish. And to his discredit, governor Perry failed to point the opt-out provision to her during the debate.

Ah, the presidential debates. Usually I’m bored by them, but perhaps this year will be different.

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Your Dream Job Awaits!

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany  recently posted an opening for a post-doctoral researcher to study “Atomistic simulations of structural rearrangements at solid-solid interfaces.” Shortly after the announcement was posted the email below was sent to the PSI-K community – a network created by researchers all over Europe to facilitate cooperation and collaboration in the field of electronic structure calculations. Members usually use the PSI-K listserv to distribute and receive information about workshops, conferences and job announcements.

To: PSI-K

Subject: [ PSI-K ] postdoc position at Department Atomistic Simulation ICAMS Ruhr-Univ. Bochum

Category: Job

From: juttar ogal

Date: 09-Sep-2011 17:57

Message:

I am desperately searching for eager victims – postdocs or PhD students – mine or other supervisors’ – to make my workhorses and to plunder ideas from. I am a dirty Hun who seethes from jealousy out of every pore. I cannot do research myself because I’m narrow-minded, rigid-brained, and petty. Therefore, I have to recruit desperate scientists from anywhere in the world and then manage (harangue) them into submission. The smarter you are relative to me, the more I will hate you. If you complain, you will be threatened by my gang of goons – faculty and administration are all allied with me in order to achieve our clan’s goal of world domination which has eluded us for the last century or so. The reward for taking up this Faustian bargain with me is good renumeration – but if you start to complain or expose the secret of my incompetence to others, especially outsiders, then you will be let go as we cannot tolerate traitors within our ranks. ALL credit for your work will go to me and my gang of inbred dullards, not to you. We are ruthless gangsters who recruit legitimate scientists from all over the world to do our work because we cannot do any of it ourselves – due to severe brain rigidity brought about by centuries of inbreeding the traits of blind obedience, robotization, and general dullness. The techniques which we employ to keep these victims productive is nagging, threats and psychological abuse, facilitated by the university’s administration. Eventually, the victims give up all credit for their research to us. I have no conscience since I am a psychopath. I am entitled to success because supremacy is my birthright.

Please send your CV and three references to jutta.rogal@rub.de

 

The above email (and another I did not see) was soon followed by a message from the PSI-K Chairman and Vice Chairman:

Dear Psi-k members,

We want to shortly comment on the two e-mails sent last Friday by the fake user “juttar ogal”. This was an unfortunate misuse of the Psi-k mailing list. Fortunately up to now it was also the only incident noted. Obviously, these e-mails were not sent by our long term Psi-k member and highly respected scientist Jutta Rogal.

We are very sorry that this has happened and will take appropriate measures for the future.

With best regards,

Peter Dederichs        Walter Temmerman

Psi-k Chairman         Psi-k Vice Chairman

Prof. Peter H. Dederichs
PGI, Forschungszentrum Jülich
D-52425 Jülich, Germany

e-mail: p.h.dederichs@fz-juelich.de

 

Who sent the emails? A disgruntled employee? An aspiring comedian trying to reach a larger audience? The email is clearly over the top, yet many employees can relate to some of the messages embedded in the hyperbole. Post docs and graduate students acknowledge that we are working to make our advisers famous or more famous. We know that we may not receive full credit for fame-inducing ideas.

Additionally, there are few options for graduate students and postdocs disgruntled with their bosses. Human relation’s resources  are limited or underutilized in science departments. A conflict between an adviser and a graduate student results in the student joining another research group or leaving school. Postdocs move on to a new position, assuming they receive a reasonable letter of recommendation.

So is the best way to deal with these issues an anonymous, inflammatory email? Probably not. But we should acknowledge that this response alludes to greater issues within the system.


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High School Pressure Demonstration Injures Student: What Was the Instructor Thinking?!?

As linked over on the Chemistry Reddit, there’s sad news from a suburban Chicago High School to report.  A 16 year old student at Richard High School in Oak Lawn was severely injured during a pressure demonstration when the apparatus his high school chemistry teacher was using to demonstrate increasing pressure failed.

Get this: the teacher allegedly put dry ice and some water in a plastic bottle, then tightly closed the lid.  Then, allegedly he actually passed the bottle around the class so students could physically witness the buildup of pressure.

Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.  Honestly, what was this chemistry teacher thinking?  Apparently the students may not have even been given goggles to wear.

Who knows how many years the teacher has been doing this demo serendipitously without incident.  Well, this time the bottle exploded while this student was holding the bottle.  He can no longer see out of his left eye, and he suffered hearing damage and other injuries to his hands and face.  It’s unclear from the reports if he physically lost the eye or lost his sight in that eye.  The teacher is on administrative leave and the parents of the boy have filed suit.  The parents are claiming “negligence, willful and wanton misconduct and vicarious liability” and are seeking more than $150,000 in damages.

Now, I’ve worked with pressurized dry ice before.  For those of you who don’t know, dry ice is solid carbon dioxide.  The solid carbon dioxide sublimes to gaseous carbon dioxide at room temperature and quickly becomes a gas with a volume much much larger than the original solid.  If you put all this volume in a closed container, the pressure will build and build until the container fails and explodes.  You make a bomb as soon as you put dry ice in a closed container.  The addition of water accelerates the sublimation causing the pressure to build up faster.

I’ve done this demonstration before at ‘magic shows.’  We used a small amount of dry ice in a 2-L pop bottle.  We were outside, we had the kids and team members a good 30-40 feet away behind a fence, and we covered the pop bottle with one of those plastic mail crates to absorb the force of the exploding bottle and contain any shrapnel.

It’s really loud.  Even with the mail crate atop, the explosion still throws the bottle/crate 5-10 feet in the air.  There’s absolutely nothing safe about this demonstration, and there’s no reason to have anyone anywhere near the bomb while the pressure is building.  ESPECIALLY don’t have teenagers play hot potato with it!  Geez!

Phase Diagram of Carbon Dioxide

I also blogged a while ago about using liquid carbon dioxide as a green extraction technique.  To create the liquid carbon dioxide, you need to change the temperature and the pressure.  Put some dry ice in a plastic centrifuge tube, cap the tube tight enough that the pressure builds, but loose enough that the gas can still escape through the threads, and submerge the centrifuge tube in warm water.  The authors of the paper suggest the carbon dioxide inside the centrifuge tube approaches the triple point as it is converted into a liquid.  The triple point of carbon dioxide is  -56 degC, and 5.1 atm (the critical point is 31 degC and 72 atm).  5.1 atmospheres is still a big deal, and letting the gas buildup escape through the threads of the centrifuge cap is crucial to maintaining some semblance of control over the setup.  I still got admonished in the comments to that post about the safety of the extraction and the setup I constructed.

Bottom line: there is no reason to callously put dry ice in a closed container.  Just don’t do it.  It really does make a bomb, and bombs really do destroy things.  It’s just not worth it.  In fact, making a dry ice bomb is illegal in most jurisdictions.  As one Reddit commenter noted: “this is one of those experiments where a YouTube video will suffice.”


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Aboriginals the original explorers

In an exciting development, an international team of researchers have, for the first time, pieced together the human genome from an Aboriginal Australian. The results, now to be published in […]

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Scientists find H1N1 flu virus prevalent in animals in Africa

UCLA life scientists and their colleagues have discovered the first evidence of the H1N1 virus in animals in Africa. In one village in northern Cameroon, a staggering 89 percent of […]

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Targeting HIV’s sugar coating

University of Utah researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that stick to the sugary coating of the AIDS virus and inhibit it from infecting cells – an early […]

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