Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

NeuroNova Awarded US Patent

NeuroNova has been awarded US Patent 7,320,872, “Ependymal neural stem cells and method for their isolation.”
The inventors listed on the patent are Ann Marie Janson, Jonas Frisen, Clas Johansson, Stefan Momma, Diana Clarke, Ming Zhao, Urban Lendahl, and Kioumars Delfani.
According to the abstract, the patent describes an ependymal neural CNS stem cell, which expresses the surface protein Notch 1 together with at least one surface protein chosen from the group of Notch 2, Notch 3, CAR (transmembrane protein binding adenovirus), and CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator). The cell also comprises at least one cilium. The patent also describes preparations, including pharmaceutical preparations, comprising ependymal neural CNS stem cells; in vitro and in vivo assays based on these cells; and various other uses of the cells.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.