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Cell Culture – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Single-Use vs Stainless Steel – Choosing the Best Technology for Your Biomanufacturing Needs

John Puglia outlines and compares the capabilities offered by single-use technologies and stainless steel systems, with a focus on the flexibility of implementing SUTs.
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High-Throughput Screening: Advances, Applications and Combined Approaches

In this article, we highlight various high-throughput screening strategies being used to interrogate large libraries of compounds and hear from researchers working to further streamline specific approaches to increase speed and improve quality and accuracy.
Stem cells.

Researchers Grow Lifelike Skin Developed From Human Stem Cells

Queensland researchers have become the first in Australia to use human stem cells to generate fully functioning skin tissue in a laboratory, a significant step towards better treatments for severe burns and wounds.
Cancer cells.

Drug Candidate Disarms Common Pancreatic Cancer Mutation

UC San Francisco researchers have designed a candidate drug that could help make pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, a treatable, perhaps even curable, condition.
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Consciousness Potential in Brain Organoids Presents Ethical Challenges

There are concerns about the possibility of brain organoids developing consciousness. Researchers have sought to shed light on the intricate ethical landscape of brain organoid research and have proposed three methods for obtaining consent from donors.
Red cancer cells adhered to a grey surface.

Tumor Heterogeneity: Navigating the Next Frontier in Cancer Research

Some types of cancer are still extremely challenging to successfully treat. Once the disease has spread, it is very hard to cure. This article will explore the various types of tumor heterogeneity, how heterogeneity can impact treatment resistance and its influence on precision medicine.
Closeup of a chemotherapy IV in a patient's hand.

Study Uncovers How Virus Causes Cancer

In high-risk groups, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) can trigger aggressive cancers. Research has shown how KSHV drives cell metabolism and proliferation. Inhibiting this process can block lymphoma progression and shrink existing tumors in preclinical models.
Induced human sensory neurons with the ion channel Elkin1 (cyan), nucleus (yellow) and Neurofilament 200 (magenta).

Second Ion Channel Associated With Touch Perception Discovered

Touch is a fundamental, yet scarcely understood, sense. Now, researchers have discovered a second ion channel associated with touch perception. Elkin1 could be a target for pain therapy.
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Drug Repurposing Strategies, Challenges and Successes

In this article, we explore the evolution of drug repurposing from a serendipitous occurrence to a more formalized endeavor involving advanced computational approaches and bioengineered test beds, considering its advantages, challenges and successes.
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Streamlined Drug Discovery Approach Proposed by Researchers

New research points to a streamlined approach to drug discovery that allows drug makers to determine the viability of a fragment-based design earlier in the process.