Volume 23 Issue 7, July 2005

Volume 23 Issue 7

'The Creation of Organs' depicts the potential to create organs and tissues from stem cells. This issue includes a focus on cell therapies for regenerative medicine. Painting by Hunter O'Reilly, Loyola University, Chicago

Editorial

News

  • News |

    With follow-on biologics in the United States still stuck in regulatory purgatory, Israeli genericsgiant Teva Pharmaceuticals is forging ahead in biogenerics through a Chinese acquisition.

    • Alla Katsnelson
  • News |

    Ambitious plans by the European Commission (EC) to double research spending during 2007–2013 were quietly shelved during the run-up to a political summit of EU heads of state on June 15–16.

    • Cormac Sheridan
  • News |

    The clinical trials market is opening up in China. The most recent evidence has been provided by the opening of the Danish Centre for Clinical and Basic Research (CCBR) in Beijing

    • Hepeng Jia
  • News |

    As two diagnostics companies learned recently at their expense, the FDA is taking a hard look at gene and protein expression–based tests.

    • Malorye A. Branca
  • In Brief

  • News |

    Conventional wisdom is that biotech floatations in Europe belong on the London stock market. But the CEO of the Swiss stock exchange is bullish about the advantages of his exchange for life science ventures.

    • Sabine Louët
  • Data Page

News Feature

  • News Feature |

    Against long odds, conventional wisdom and politics, efforts to commercialize stem cell research are underway and show signs of intelligent life. Stephan Herrera investigates.

    • Stephan Herrera

Opinion and Comment

Feature

News and Views

  • News & Views |

    The creation in vitro of vascularized skeletal muscle represents a first step to the engineering of more complex tissue architectures.

    • Rakesh K Jain
    • , Patrick Au
    • , Josh Tam
    • , Dan G Duda
    •  & Dai Fukumura
  • News & Views |

    The genome sequence of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 provides new insight into how this bacterium protects its plant host.

    • Dieter Haas
  • News & Views |

    Plant antioxidant phytonutrients produced by the terpenoid and phenylpropanoid pathways have been increased simultaneously for the first time, creating an extra-nutritious tomato.

    • Richard A Dixon
  • News & Views |

    Korean scientists have generated patient-specific embryonic stem cells, providing a novel tool for disease research and accelerating prospects for therapeutic applications.

    • George Q Daley

Computational Biology

    Commentary

  • Commentary |

    The Standard Metabolic Reporting Structures (SMRS) working group outlines its vision for an open,community-driven specification for the standardization and reporting of metabolic studies.

    • The Standard Metabolic Reporting Structures working group
    • , John C Lindon
    • , Jeremy K Nicholson
    • , Elaine Holmes
    • , Hector C Keun
    • , Andrew Craig
    • , Jake T M Pearce
    • , Stephen J Bruce
    • , Nigel Hardy
    • , Susanna-Assunta Sansone
    • , Henrik Antti
    • , Par Jonsson
    • , Clare Daykin
    • , Mahendra Navarange
    • , Richard D Beger
    • , Elwin R Verheij
    • , Alexander Amberg
    • , Dorrit Baunsgaard
    • , Glenn H Cantor
    • , Lois Lehman-McKeeman
    • , Mark Earll
    • , Svante Wold
    • , Erik Johansson
    • , John N Haselden
    • , Kerstin Kramer
    • , Craig Thomas
    • , Johann Lindberg
    • , Ina Schuppe-Koistinen
    • , Ian D Wilson
    • , Michael D Reily
    • , Donald G Robertson
    • , Hans Senn
    • , Arno Krotzky
    • , Sunil Kochhar
    • , Jonathan Powell
    • , Frans van der Ouderaa
    • , Robert Plumb
    • , Hartmut Schaefer
    •  & Manfred Spraul

Computational Biology

Research

Resource

Naturejobs

    Careers and Recruitment

  • People

Erratum

Corrigendum

Focus

  • Focus |

    Cell Therapies

    A focus examining the scientific, legal, regulatory, and commercial context of current cell research for regenerative medicine.