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Cell Culture – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Tackling Unmet Drug Screening Needs

In this interview, Jeroen Verheyen tells us about Semarion, its SemaCyte technology and how it can help to address unmet drug screening needs.
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News

Lab-Grown Mini-Colons Accurately Mimic Colorectal Tumor Development

In a breakthrough for cancer research, scientists at EPFL have created lab-grown mini-colons that can accurately mimic the development of colorectal tumors, offering a powerful new tool for studying and testing treatments for the disease.
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Phage Therapies for Multidrug-Resistant Infections Should Consider Host Response

Research has found that therapeutic phages can be detected by epithelial cells of the human respiratory tract and elicit an immune response. These findings suggest that human–host interactions should be a key factor when designing phage therapies.
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Probing the Inner World of Cells Provides Unexpected Boost to Prime Editing

While probing the inner workings of cells, Dr. Britt Adamson, assistant professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, and colleagues discovered a way to boost the efficiency of prime editing.
Rice husk, waste from rice processing.
News

Rice Bran Nanoparticles Show Promise as Anti-Cancer Agent

Plant-derived nanoparticles, including those from rice bran, could be used as alternatives to traditional cancer treatments.
Fluorescence microscopy images of vpCell Pools.
News

Novel Method Allows Simultaneous Fluorescent Labeling of Many Proteins

Observing proteins precisely within cells is extremely important for many branches of research but has been a significant technical challenge. A research group has now overcome this hurdle: With a novel method.
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Article

Is Lab-Grown Coffee the Sustainable Brew of the Future?

Dr. Heiko Rischer, head of plant biotechnology at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, breaks down the promise of bioreactor-brewed coffee.
Cells.
News

Human Lung Organoids Mimic Animal Response to Nanomaterials

Human mini-lungs can mimic the response of animals when exposed to certain nanomaterials. Though not expected to replace animal models completely, human organoids could soon lead to significant reductions in research animal numbers.
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Industry Insight

Recreating Organ-Specific Tumor Environments In Vitro

At ELRIG’s Research & Innovation 2024 event, Technology Networks spoke to Dr. Véronique De Conto, project leader in in vitro pharmacology at HCS Pharma, to learn more about their powerful tools for in vitro metastasis propagation.
The Hosts of This Podcast Will Kill You.
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“This Podcast Will Kill You” Hosts Talk Successful Science Communication, Overcoming Failure and Quarantinis

Gain advice on building a career in science podcasting, overcoming "failure" in academia and thriving as a woman in science with the hosts of "This Podcast Will Kill You", Dr. Erin Welsh and Dr. Erin Allman Updkye.
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