Career Opportunity: Stem Cell (Cryopreservation) Laboratory Supervisor
We are seeking a Medical Technologist with managerial experience and familiarity with stem cell processing and clinical research activities for this stimulating and busy laboratory in the Department of Transfusion Medicine. You will oversee day-to-day operations, collaborate with investigators in coordinating research protocols, keep abreast of and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards, participate in final preparations for a planned Transfusion Medicine facility.
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CRYO 2007, The 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology
July 28 – August 1, 2007 in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Cryo 2007 will bring together diverse disciplines related to cryobiology and biopreservation, from the fundamentals to applications. A pre-conference workshop on blood preservation will be held on July 28. May 1, 2007 is the last day to submit your abstract. Click here to submit your abstract today. Click here to register today.
Researchers Develop Economic System for Expanding Stem Cells to Form Cartilage Tissue
Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai has developed an economical tissue engineering approach which could offer new possibilities for restoring damaged or lost knee cartilage tissue.
Stem Cell Study Homes in on ALS Cause
Two reports published in the journal Nature Neuroscience may show new ways to treat the degenerative nerve disease, which slowly paralyzes its victims until they die. Both studies used embryonic stem cells from mice to generate batches of cells that mimicked the disease.
UBC Research Could Help Transplant Recipients
Medical researchers at the University of B.C. say they’ve made a breakthrough that could lead to fewer rejections following organ transplants.
New Gene Discovered in Human Stem Cells May Benefit Transplant Patients
A team at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit at Oxford University has found that a gene called ‘Nephroblastoma Overexpressed’ (known as Nov) plays a key role in regulating how much blood is produced from stem cells.
Researchers are using the basics of inkjet technology to “print” human cells into the form of organs and tissues – a groundbreaking system that could change the way researchers study the field of tissue-engineering.
Nanotechnology Used to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries
Paralyzed lab mice with spinal cord injuries have regained the ability to walk after being injected with a nanomaterial.
Canadian Researchers ‘Create’ Leukemia Stem Cell, Watch Disease Unfold
Canadian researchers have converted normal human blood cells into leukemia stem cells, then transplanted them into lab mice and witnessed the disease unfold.
Horses Lead Humans in Stem Cells Race
Stem cell therapy may be controversial in human medicine but in the world of horse racing it is becoming the odds-on favorite for tackling tendon damage, which accounts for one in three racecourse injuries.
Alleged U.S. Stem Cell Fraudsters Shielded by South African Legal Logjam
A former American catwalk model and her South African husband, wanted by the FBI for allegedly administering fraudulent stem cell treatments, have so far managed to avoid being extradited from their current home in South Africa to the United States to face their charges.
Controversial Medical Article to be Retracted
A U.S. medical journal will retract an article that set off an international plagiarism dispute but will take no action against the lead author, a prominent South Korean scientist whose Los Angeles institute is in line to receive state funds for stem cell research.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Reversal of Autoimmune Disease in Lupus-prone NZB/NZW Mice by Nonmyeloablative Transplantation of Purified Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Using lupus prone NZB x NZW (NZBW) mice, the researchers investigated the use of highly enriched, haplo-mismatched allogeneic HSC to prevent development or to treat established autoimmune pathology.