One Step Closer to Understanding In Situ Limb Regeneration

A group of scientists at University of Florida learned that a particular mouse strain recovered from certain wounds in a very interesting manner. Ashley W. Seifert, et. al found that African Spiny mice ( Acomys kempi and Acomys percivali ) regrow skin tissue and parts of limbs that they loose much like salamanders. Their skin is … Continue reading One Step Closer to Understanding In Situ Limb Regeneration

Biotechnology: Artificial Trachea Grown From Stem Cells And Implanted

Harvard Biosciences and a team of international surgeons and scientists have successfully collaborated to create and implant a bioartificial trachea. The trachea was created by growing stem cells onto a spongy scaffold with appropriate physical properties. The growth phase of the process took between 10 to 12 days and included chemical or physical triggers to … Continue reading Biotechnology: Artificial Trachea Grown From Stem Cells And Implanted

Top Ten Companies Patenting Multicell Organisms ( Life ) or Parts

So why do we want to know who is patenting multicellular organisms or their parts?  That will depend on whether the reader is interested in getting into a company that is actively considering commercialization possibilities in this particular area or a Research/Development  Engineer trying to determine who is actively patenting for competitive intelligence purposes.  Agricultural … Continue reading Top Ten Companies Patenting Multicell Organisms ( Life ) or Parts

Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

So why do we want to know who is patenting multicellular organisms or their parts?  That will depend on whether the reader is interested in getting into a school that is actively considering commercialization possibilities in this particular area or a Research/Development  Engineer trying to determine who in the academic world is actively patenting.  Agricultural … Continue reading Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

Biotechnology: Messenger Triphosphate

About a year and a half ago Scientific American published an article called "The Double Life of ATP".  It is a fascinating review of how ATP's dual role was determined and how it functions as a messenger molecule impacting long term and short term responses in the nervous system, during fetal development, as an epigenetic … Continue reading Biotechnology: Messenger Triphosphate