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New Stem Cells Derived, the Ones With the ‘Best Quality’

It has been recently revealed that there has been the development of a new stem cell by the scientists. These stem cells are grown in the lab and are taken from the human embryos. They are apparently of the best quality so far and can help in further research, towards the end of the next year, and would also be able to be used in clinical trials in the time to come.

It has been revealed that the stem cell trials conducted in the past have used research grading of lower quality. These were actually manipulated to make it the ‘clinical grade’. This time however the grade of stem cells used is the best one and they are of the clinical quality and come right from the patients for trials. This is the reason they can do without conversions. These stem cells are also untouched by the animal bi -products that are usually used for the stimulation of growth by other research teams.

“The key here is that these are clinical grade lines, they have been set up from the beginning as lines that do not contain animal products and have not got animal products coming into contact with them”, revealed Professor Peter Braude, one of the leading authors of the team.

It was further revealed that though such researches may have been done in the past by private drug firms, this is the first time it has been conducted on such a large scale, for the aid of public health.

This research might surely benefit the field of regenerative medicine in many ways. It might surely help scientists in developing newer way of cure and treatment for patients in the future.

NASA Claims To Have Identified a New Planet, Kepler-22b

“This discovery shows that we Homo sapiens are straining our reach into the universe to find planets that remind us of home. We are almost there”, said an expert from the University of California, Geoff Marcy, in an email while briefing about the discovery of a latest planet that resembles earth. In addition, the expert has also tagged it as a phenomenal discovery up till now in history.

Further, the experts have notified that the newly identified planet that has reflected all feasible conditions to support life is located outside the solar system. According to astronomers, the planet is smack in the middle of the Goldilocks zone, a difficult location to be acknowledged easily, although, possessing feasible environmental for life conditions that are not cold or hot, extremely. Scientists have notified that it has 72 degrees temperature, identical to the surface of a shopping mall.

On Monday, the NASA officials have confirmed the discovery of new planet along with other discoveries such as Kepler telescope. The high potential telescope was launched during the planet-hunting mission, observed in 2009.

This is for the first time, when scientists have acknowledged any planet in the inhabitable zone for Kepler. The new planet is named as Kepler-22b and possess some similar features that of earth, although, circles a star identical to sun along with same distance, approximately. Besides environmental conditions, it is believed to have one year of 290 days, very close to the year of earth.

The Kepler Deputy Science Chief, Natalie Batalha, notified that the planet has also displayed some tough conditions such as its size and notified that it is approximately 2.4 times more as compared to the size of earth. Further, the expert has anticipated possibilities that it can support an environment like gas-and-liquid Neptune.

New Ice Cream Sandwich to Hit Market Soon

You will now see a new and completely changed Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich to serve your needs. Yes, Android 4 has gone under complete overhaul of the interface.

Also, its users do not need to work on the hardware buttons because they have been now replaced by virtual Android buttons for menu, back and home as well.

Some more features that the new Android 4 will feature are: unlock using face recognition, improved camera, built-in photo editor, Android Beam NFC (near field communications), a new tabbed web browser and a new gallery layout. Moreover, users can also enjoy better copy/paste results, improved keyboard, widgets, launcher, efficient video recording, clear voice recognition, search and voicemail.

The confirmations about Android 4 have been released by Samsung, which has announced recently about updating its Galaxy SII to Android 4.0. But, the company has yet not cleared the date when the update will be available. So, users will have to wait for some more time to enjoy the services of the updated device.

People worldwide are waiting for Samsung to officially launch its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone in the United States. Sources have revealed some unusual reports about the CyanogenMod team, which according to reports, is serving up their take on the new mobile OS for certain phones right now.

CyanogenMod, the aftermarket firmware for Android phones is basically a ROM with the help of which, it becomes easier to get all kinds of new features and controls to Android, along with a slick interface. Reports have confirmed that the lead developers in the team are working hard since last few weeks to build a new CyanogenMod 9 (based off the open source code for Ice Cream Sandwich), which Google recently released.

New National Manufacturing Policy This Month, Says Administration

The administration stated that it is expected to come forward with a National Manufacturing Plan by the end of September 2011 that aspires to generate mega industrial zones crosswise the nation with top-notch infrastructure facilities.

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said, “The note (for the policy) will go to the Cabinet within a week. I do not foresee any delay. Hopefully within this month, it will become a reality.”

The national manufacturing plan eyes to generate 100 million extra jobs and take the share of manufacturing to 25% of India’s gross domestic product by the year 2020 as against 15-16%.

The section adds more than 80% to India’s total industrial production.

The plan also aimed to relax labour and environment regulations and looked for tax sops for the projected National Manufacturing Investment Zones (NMIZs).

These proposed big enclaves could even consider SEZs.

On the determined $90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), Mr. Sharma stated that seven novel investment areas would be established crosswise the six Indian states under the project.

These two measures would assist unlock the true prospective of manufacturing in the country.

He also stated that the initial gathering of a Joint Task Force of the administration and industry will take place on September 12.

The Joint Task Force was declared after the minister held talks with CII on July 13.

Peugeot To Set Up New Plant In Gujarat with Rs 4,000 Cr Investment

Making its re-entry in the Indian market, French automobile giant PSA Peugeot Citroen (PPC) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat administration with the aim to establish a unified manufacturing plant with a total investment of Rs 4,000 crore at Sanand.

Gujarat Principal Secretary Maheswar Sahu and PSA Peugeot Vice-President (Emerging Market and India) Fredic Fabre inked the MoU in the company of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

As per an official report, “The fully integrated facility of PPC, the first one in India, will be set up on 584 acres with an investment of Rs 4,000 crore. It will have an initial capacity of 1,65,000 units annually and is expected to be commissioned by end of 2013.”

PPC Board Chairman Philippe Varin said that the state of Gujarat provides a practical biz atmosphere, admirable infrastructure and is purely well placed to fulfill the requirements of passenger car markets crosswise the country.

“We view India as one of the most important and dynamic markets in the world, with forecasts of it becoming the third largest automotive market by 2020,” Mr. Varin added.

The French car manufacturer was present in India via a JV with Premier Automobiles Ltd (PAL) nearly a decade ago.

The joint venture was later wound up and the company, PAL Peugeot Ltd (PPL), stopped operations.

With the novel contract, Peugeot will be a neighbor of Ford and Tata’s Nano facilities in Sanand, a forthcoming auto center some 40 kms from here.

The firm had been in search of land for its India foray for the last few months in the state of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Scientists Discover New Environment for Faster Growth of Stem Cells

Scientists have revealed that they have developed a new and a better way for growing stem cells. The scientists have found a new plastic surface, which would overcome the problems that were related to growing of stem cells. The standard surfaces have proved that the growth of stem cells is limited.

This new discovery was conducted by Glasgow and Southampton Universities. They have reported that this discovery of new surface would help them to create stem cell therapies for re-growing bones and tissues in the body.

In this study, the new plastic surface was created by a manufacturing process, which is similar as that of making Blu-ray discs. This surface is covered with tiny pits that have helped in the growth of stem cells. Due to these tiny pits, the stem cells can grow and spread into useful cells for therapies.

This research was performed by Dr. Matthew Dalby, from the University of Glasgow with colleague Dr. Nikolaj Gadegaard and Prof. Richard Oreffo of the University of Southampton.

“This new nano-structured surface can be used to very effectively culture mesencyhmal stem cells, taken from sources such as bone marrow, which can then be put to use in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and connective tissues, ” says Dr. Matthew Dalby.