Why Do Some Infections Persist? Friday, January 15, 2016 In preparing for the possibility of an antibiotic onslaught, some bacterial cultures adopt an all-for-one/one-for-all strategy that would make a socialist proud, University of Vermont researchers have found. ASCB: A CELLebration of Cell Biology Tuesday, January 12, 2016 The last major congress of the year, ASCB is less a platform for launching new products, but one for confirming and consolidating the trends that have emerged over the past 12 months. Squeezing Cells into Stem Cells Tuesday, January 12, 2016 EPFL scientists have developed a new method that helps cells turn in usable stem cells. The new approach involves “squeezing” cells with a gel, and paves the way for large-scale production of stem cells for medical purposes.Energy Sensor Identified As Potential Target for Cancer Drugs Monday, January 11, 2016 An international research team formed by a University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer researcher has shown for the first time that a specific enzyme is responsible for sensing the available supply of GTP, an energy source that fuels the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. Insulin-Producing Pancreatic Cells Created from Human Skin Cells Friday, January 08, 2016 The new cells prevented the onset of diabetes in an animal model of the diseaseIrvine Scientific Acquires BioCare Europe Friday, January 08, 2016 Irvine Scientific, a world leader in the innovation and manufacture of cell culture media, reagents, and medical devices for industrial, clinical and research applications, has announced it has acquired BioCare Europe S.r.l. (BioCare).
Helping Cells Forget Who They Are Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Erasing a cell’s memory makes it easier to manipulate them into becoming another type of cell.New Model for Vascular and Tumor Research Tuesday, December 22, 2015 VOGIM cell culture technique allows tumor growth to be observed.Stem Cells Likely to be Safe for Use in Regenerative Medicine Monday, December 21, 2015 Cambridge researchers have found the strongest evidence to date that human pluripotent stem cells – cells that can give rise to all tissues of the body – will develop normally once transplanted into an embryo.