Month: December 2008

President’s Report

By the time you receive this newsletter, the US Presidential election will be history and, assuredly, historic. We will either have our first African-American president or our first woman vice-president. Either way, we will have a new president, a new administration and, most likely, a new science policy that will be used to guide research funding and technology decision-making. I hope you all had a chance to check out the “Science Debate 2008” website to see how the candidates responded to the “top 14” science and technology questions posed by that ad hoc organization. The “top 14” questions were...

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2009 Meeting Update

2009 In Vitro Biology Meeting Planning is Well Underway! Planning for the 2009 SIVB meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, is well underway. The meeting will be at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston from June 6 to 10, 2009. Our free student registration campaign is also on-going this year and we expect a large number of students to register and participate in the meeting again at the 2009 annual meeting. We also will have a social event planned for the Magnolia Plantation in Charleston on Tuesday June 9th and are also organizing a tour of Arborgen, the biotechnology company...

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Special Biofuels IVP Issue

Summary of Special In Vitro Plant Issue on Biofuels: (The following contribution to In Vitro Report is the executive summary of one of twenty submissions that will appear in an upcoming special issue of In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant, Volume 45, related to Biofuels.) Drivers Leading to Higher Food Prices: Biofuels Are Not the Main Culprit Paul Armah, Aaron Archer, and Gregory C. Phillips, College of Agriculture & Technology, Arkansas State University, P.O. Box 1080, State University, AR 72467 USA, gphillips@astate.edu Contributing Editor: David D. Songstad, Accepted October 10, 2008 No one can deny that the...

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Journal Highlights

Multi-potentiality of a New Immortalized Epithelial Stem Cell Line Derived from Human Hair Follicles Research in this laboratory focuses on the molecular and cellular characterization of adult epithelial stem cells and pathways which lead to cancer from stem cells. The stem cells of human and murine skin reside in a specific area (niche) of the hair follicle called the “bulge”. These cells have stem cell properties of self-renewal, slow-cycling and multi-potentiality within skin, giving rise to epidermis, sebaceous gland and hair follicle. These bulge cells are also responsible for regeneration of the hair follicle during hair cycling. A number...

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2008 SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2008 World Congress on In Vitro Biology, Tucson, Arizona. Specific information related to the available student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.0rg) or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940, sivb@sivb.org, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at weathers@wpi.edu. 2008 JOHN S. SONG AWARD Nitrogen Depletion is Related to Competence Acquisition to Root – to – Shoot Conversion in Catasetum fimbriatum Nitrogen compounds are important signals for the root growth maintenance and development. Roots of Catasetum fimbriatum stop growing when the plants...

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  • President’s Report

    The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

    WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from ...
  • 2019 Meeting News

    There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, ...
  • Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

    The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; ...
  • In Memoriam

    Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long ...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

    Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of ...
  • Member News

    Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-8778-8 This book ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, ...
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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

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