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Advanced Cell Models – News and Features

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News

Brain Cell Overgrowth Before Birth Associated With Autism Severity

Brain organoids derived from toddlers with autism spectrum disorder suggest that subtypes of the condition may have in utero origins. That's according to a new study from researchers at the University of California San Diego, led by Dr. Alysson R. Muotri.
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News

Physics of Colon Cancer Cells Contributes to Their Metastasis, Study Finds

An IBEC-led study has demonstrated the ability of colorectal cancer stem cells to change their mechanical properties, facilitating the successful metastatic process. They did this using tumour organoids derived from patient cells.
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Article

A Reflection on Global Fatty Liver Day 2024: How Organ-on-a-Chip Addresses R&D Challenges

To commemorate Global Fatty Liver Day, this article explores how organ-on-a-chip models are transforming liver disease research.
The pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa breaching through the respiratory epithelia of a human lung microtissue model, captured via Scanning Electron Microscopy.
News

Lung Organoids Reveal How Pathogens Invade Human Lung Tissue

Using human lung microtissues a team at the University of Basel has uncovered the strategy used by a dangerous pathogen. The bacterium targets specific lung cells and has developed a sophisticated strategy to break through the lungs’ line of defense.
ARRALYZE glass array with three different shaped wells highlighted. Each well is enlarged to display a different type of cell.
Industry Insight

Navigating the Complexities of Single-Cell Research

The advent of single-cell analysis has marked a transformative era in the life sciences, particularly in the field of drug development. To delve deeper into the subject, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Nora Fekete-Drimusz, head of biology at ARRALYZE. We discuss the transformative impact of single-cell analysis on life science research and explore how ARRALYZE's multifunctional single-cell platform can support those working in this area.
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News

Lab-Made Blood Vessels Aid Snake Venom Research

A 3D model of imitation blood vessels will make it possible to see exactly how snake venom attacks blood vessels, without having to use laboratory animals.
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Industry Insight

SLAS Europe 2024 New Product Award: Top Contenders Announced

Finalists for the New Product Award at the SLAS Europe conference showcase cutting-edge innovations in life sciences, evaluated on technical merit, commercial feasibility, originality, impact and market opportunity. Here, we take a look at the six nominees and the products competing for this year’s award.
The inside of a cell, featuring A4Cell's microchip.
Industry Insight

Monitor What’s Happening Inside Your Cells in Real Time

At ELRIG’s Research and Innovation 2024 event, Technology Networks spoke with A4Cell to learn about its SPAchip® technology, which consists of intracellular silicon microchips that monitor cellular pathways in real time.
Protein structures.
News

Researchers Stumble Upon a New Approach for Treating Degenerative Diseases

A paper out of UC Santa Barbara reveals a new connection between a particular ion transport protein and the cell’s garbage disposal, which grinds up misfolded proteins to stave off their toxic accumulation.
Microscopy images of mouse thymic epithelial cell (TEC) organoids.
News

New Organoid Model Offers Insights Into Immune System Training

Researchers from the Organoid group have developed a new organoid model that can be used to study the thymus. The organoids, derived from mouse thymus tissue, specifically model thymic epithelial cells (TECs).
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