Common Cell Transformed into Master Heart Cell By genetically reprogramming the most common type of cell in mammalian connective tissue, researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison have generated master heart cells — primitive progenitors that form the developing heart.Mitochondria Shown to Trigger Cell Ageing An international team of scientists has for the first time shown that mitochondria, the batteries of the cells, are essential for ageing.Cancer Cells Kill Off Healthy Neighbours Cancer cells create space to grow by killing off surrounding healthy cells, according to UK researchers working with fruit flies.Editing of Embryos Approved in the UK The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved a research application from the Francis Crick Institute to use new "gene editing" techniques on human embryos.Microbes Take Their Vitamins Scientists exploit organisms' needs in order to track 'vitamin mimics' in bacteria.Machine Learning Uncovers Unknown Bacterial Features Technique robustly identified characteristic gene expression patterns in response to antibiotics, low oxygen conditions.CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Advances Again UC Berkeley researchers have made a major improvement in CRISPR-Cas9 technology that achieves an unprecedented success rate of 60 percent when replacing a short stretch of DNA with another.Disrupting Cell’s Supply Chain Freezes Cancer Virus When the cancer-causing Epstein-Barr virus moves into a B-cell of the human immune system, it tricks the cell into rapidly making more copies of itself, each of which will carry the virus. Why Do Some Infections Persist? 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 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.
Insights from Metabolomics in Compartmented Cells Ralf Takors, University of Stuttgart, speaking at Advances in Cellular Assays & Cell Culture 2014
A Potentially Scalable Method for the Harvesting of hMSCs from Microcarriers: Initial Results Qasim Rafiq, Loughbrough University, speaking at Advances in Cellular Assays & Cell Culture 2014
Diagnosis and Prevention of Cell Line Cross Contamination; Causes, Identification and Prevention John Masters, University College London, speaking at Advances in Cellular Assays & Cell Culture 2014
Circulating Tumor Cells as Liquid Biopsy for Cancer Patients Klaus Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, speaking at Advances In Cellular Assays & Cell Culture
Cell culture automation: the stem challenge Glyn Stacey, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control speaking at Advances in Automation & Robotics 2014
Detection and Expression Profiling of Tumor Initiating Cells (TIC) Among the Peripherally Circulating Epithelial Tumor Cells from Patients with Breast Cancer Katharina Pachmann, University of Jena, speaking at Single Cell Analysis Europe 2014.
Mapping Chemical Gradients in Living Tissue in Space and Time Using Microfluidics Charles Henry, Associate Professor, Colorado State University, speaking at Lab on a Chip World Congress 2013.
Investigation of Cell-Cell Interactions via Compartmentalized Co-culture Platforms Elliot Hui, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, speaking at Lab on a Chip World Congress 2013.
Your body is 3D, why is your cell culture not? Christian Oberdanner, PhD, Application Specialist Sales & Marketing, Tecan Austria GmbH