Right Turn: Phacilitate’s Advanced Therapies Week 2023 offers “reasons to be cheerful”

Last year saw the organizers behind Advanced Therapies Week (ATW) move the conference from Miami to Miami Beach to accommodate a larger audience. As the Covid-19 pandemic was still going strong in January 2022, making international travel more difficult, attendance was lower than anticipated. In fact, on-site testing resulted in some delegates being turned away...

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Announcing the winners of the Research 180 Video Competition

Announcing the winners of the Research 180 Video Competition Transplantation Organs and Tissues Plasma Stem Cells Transfusion Blood Thursday, January 26, 2023 Abby Wolfe This year, Canadian Blood Services offered the Research 180 Video Competition in partnership with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia. In this twist on the Lay...

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Journal de bord de notre cerveau à tous les niveaux : les trop méconnues cellules gliales. Partie 1, les astrocytes.

. Comme je l’expliquais la semaine dernière, je continue le «journal de bord» de l’écriture de mon livre dont je suis dans sa phase de relecture finale jusqu’à la fin du printemps. Et comme il est actuellement trop long, on a décidé de retirer certains encadrés donnant des compléments d’information dans le livre et de...

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2022 CBR summer students tour the netCAD Blood4Research facility

2022 CBR summer students tour the netCAD Blood4Research facility Plasma Transfusion Blood Thursday, January 19, 2023 Trainees Our partnership with the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) at the University of British Columbia is helping to train the next generation of researchers in transfusion science. This blog post highlights just some of the achievements in education,...

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Whale Scientists Story – Jasmin Groß

Jasmin Groß is a 33-year-old german postdoctorate research fellow. She works on humpback whale ecology at the Helmholtz Institut for Functional Marine Biodiversity, in Oldenburg, Germany. Jasmin’s education took her around the world I completed my studies at seven different universities all around the world. I did a gap year in the USA after high...

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Regenerating a degenerative joint: MSCs as treatment for osteoarthritis

Source: Wiki Commons While you all know me as a writer for Signals, I actually spend most of time working clinically. When wearing my health-care provider hat as a physician assistant in orthopaedics, I’m often asked about the use of stem cell therapy for the treatment of arthritis. Beyond the fact that stem cell therapy...

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The Top 10 Books on Companion Animal Psychology in 2022

These were the most popular books on this blog in 2022.By Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you.Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox.I thought it would be fun to look at the books that were the most popular purchases...

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Journal de bord de notre cerveau à tous les niveaux : la relation circulaire entre les gènes et le métabolisme

Comme je l’évoquais dans mon billet de la semaine dernière, je compte alimenter encore dans les mois qui viennent mon « journal de bord » de l’écriture de mon livre qui entre dans sa phase de relecture finale. Et l’une des choses qu’on savait déjà depuis longtemps mais que j’ai dû m’avouer officiellement récemment, c’est...

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ARM’s “State of the Industry” update: Keeping up with the speed of science

The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) delivered its State of the Industry Briefing (#CGSOTI23) at Biotech Showcase, held January 9–11, 2023, in San Francisco, California. Tim Hunt, CEO, of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) kicked things off by outlining ARM’s role in convening the regenerative medicine (RM) sector. He spoke of ARM’s efforts to...

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The Sowerby’s beaked whale – January 2023

Happy new year! This January, we are happy to feature the Sowerby’s beaked whale, also known as the North Atlantic beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens). This rare and elusive whale is quite understudied because it spends most of its life deep under the ocean’s surface, hunting for prey. Did you know that males sometimes compete with...

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