Stefan Neuenschwander

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This study demonstrates the engineering of biologically active heart valve leaflets using prenatally available human umbilical cord-derived progenitor cells as the only cell source. Wharton's Jelly-derived cells and umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells were subsequently seeded on biodegradable scaffolds and cultured in a biomimetic(More)
BACKGROUND Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) that express the F4ab and F4ac fimbriae is a major contributor to diarrhoea outbreaks in the pig breeding industry, infecting both newborn and weaned piglets. Some pigs are resistant to this infection, and susceptibility is inherited as a simple dominant Mendelian trait. Indentifying the genetics behind(More)
The GENETPIG database has been established for storing and disseminating the results of the European project: 'GENETPIG: identification of genes controlling economic traits in pig'. The partners of this project have mapped about 630 porcine and human ESTs onto the pig genome. The database collects the mapping results and links them to other sources of(More)
Flow cytometric sorting is a powerful tool to physically separate cells within mixed microbial communities. If combined with phylogenetic staining (fluorescence in situ hybridization, FISH) it allows to specifically sort defined genotypic microbial populations from complex natural samples. However, the targeted enrichment of freshwater ultramicrobacteria,(More)
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