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Cell Culture – News and Features

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Study Reveals Common Autism Mechanisms and Potential Treatment Targets

An analysis of how brains with different forms of autism develop has revealed common underlying mechanisms that may respond to existing medications.
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Industry Insight

Breaking Barriers: The Challenges Faced by 6 Biotech Start-Ups in 2024

At the European Laboratory Research and Innovation Group’s (ELRIG) Research and Innovation 2024 event, we asked a selection of start-up companies in the biotech space the same question: what are the key challenges you currently face?
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Gene Editing Can Eliminate HIV From Cell Culture, Researchers Claim

The genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can eliminate HIV viruses from lab-cultured cells, according to not-yet peer-reviewed research to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID).
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Using Contact Lenses To Heal Eyes Faster

A cross-disciplinary University of Waterloo team has developed a new contact lens material that could act as a bandage for corneal wounds while releasing drugs in a controlled manner to help the eye heal faster.
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Transformative Technologies in Vaccine Manufacturing

Vaccines are the most cost-effective strategy to prevent and suppress global infections. This article explores innovative strategies and technologies shaping the production of vaccines, ensuring rapid development, scalability and global accessibility.
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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.
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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.
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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.