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Embryo News (10 articles)



Finger (Mal)formation Reveals Surprise Function of Desert DNA

Explaining the diversity of leg shapes in the animal kingdom and hereditary defects in finger24.11.11 -- Scientists from the EPFL and the University of Geneva have discovered a genetic mechanism that defines the shape of our members in which, surprisingly, genes play only a secondary role. The...

Published on 24 November 2011, 06:02


Smoking during pregnancy significantly affects DNA methylation, gene expression

HOUSTON -- Smoking during pregnancy profoundly changes both DNA and the expression of placental genes, a possible factor in physical changes that can last a lifetime, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report in the current edition of the journal Epigenetics.In a study that...

Published on 22 November 2011, 03:35


Researchers develop improved method to visualize biologic molecules, reinstate classic model

Princeton researchers have developed a new method to better understand how an embryo's basic molecular makeup helps ensure that the embryo's development occurs reliably every time.A team led by Thomas Gregor, an assistant professor of physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for...

Published on 1 March 2011, 17:33


Adelaide IVF Breakthrough to Hit the World Market

A University of Adelaide reproductive biologist has achieved a major breakthrough in IVF technology that is expected to help millions of women around the world who have suffered previous miscarriages after IVF treatment.Professor Sarah Robertson, an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and member...

Published on 6 January 2011, 08:53


Gene Family Found To Play Key Role In Early Stages Of Development

Scientists have identified a gene family that plays a key role in one of the earliest stages of development in which an embryo distinguishes its left side from the right and determines how organs should be positioned within the body. The finding in mice likely will lead to a better understanding...

Published on 25 January 2010, 13:59


Scientists make multiple types of white blood cells directly from embryonic and adult stem cells

In an advance that could help transform embryonic stem cells into a multipurpose medical tool, scientists at UW-Madison have transformed these versatile cells into progenitors of white blood cells and into six types of mature white blood and immune cells.While clinical use is some years away, the...

Published on 11 August 2009, 11:47


A Trio of Signals Converge to Induce Liver and Pancreas Cell Development in the Embryo

Findings Point to Clues for Regenerative Therapies. PHILADELPHIA - Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different organs provides insight into ways that tissues regenerate and how stem cells can be used for new therapies. With regenerated...

Published on 26 June 2009, 09:09


Stem cell surprise for tissue regeneration

Baltimore, MD—Scientists working at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Embryology, with colleagues, have overturned previous research that identified critical genes for making muscle stem cells. It turns out that the genes that make muscle stem cells in the embryo are...

Published on 25 June 2009, 09:51


Embryo’s Heartbeat Drives Generation of New Blood Cells

During the early days of an embryo’s development, the heart begins to beat. It turns out, that beating heart does more than circulate the embryo’s small existing blood supply. Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators have found that the blood’s movement through the heart...

Published on 13 May 2009, 12:35


Opening the primary mouth with Wnt antagonists

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  –Whitehead researchers have identified a novel mechanism that operates during formation of the “primary mouth”, the first opening between the outside of the embryo and the intestine.According to findings published recently in Development, inhibitors of the...

Published on 5 May 2009, 10:39


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