Blood-Brain Barrier-on-a-Chip

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John Wikswo, Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education, reports on the development of a microfluidic device containing human cells which can model the blood-brain barrier.

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First FDA Approval for NGS-based Companion Diagnostic

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To learn about some of the challenges met in achieving FDA approval, the advantages the test offers, and how its use can benefit non-small cell lung cancer patients, we spoke to Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical Next Generation Sequencing and Oncology at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Thaw, Plate, Incubate: Cryopreserved Hepatocyte Thawing and Plating Instructions

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This video guide provides step-by-step instructions on the proper way to thaw, plate, and incubate cryopreserved hepatocytes for optimal results.

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A New Approach to Treating Hair Loss

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We spoke to Lee Buckler, President and CEO of RepliCel, to learn about the cellular mechanisms responsible for hair loss, and the potential that cell therapy could offer to treat the condition.

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Expanded Potential Stem Cells Created

Expanded Potential Stem Cells Created

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Scientists have created Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) that, for the first time, can produce all three types of blastocyst stem cells - embryo, placenta and yolk sac.

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Scientists Develop a Synthetic Solution to Combat Dwindling Supply of Cancer and HIV Drug
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Supplies of a promising drug for cancer, HIV and possibly other diseases is dwindling, and scientists have struggled to extract more from the marine creatures who produce it. Now, chemists have a synthetic solution.

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Arsenic Trioxide Could Extend Lives of Patients with Aggressive Brain Cancer
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Arsenic trioxide could be a powerful therapy that could extend the lives of certain glioblastoma patients by as much as three to four times the median expectation.

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New Drug Class: Potential Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease?
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One step closer to an Alzheimer's treatment? Novel class of drugs more precisely blocks production of toxic forms of beta-amyloid.

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