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Anna MacDonald

Science Writer

Writes for:

Cell Science Diagnostics

Latest Content From Anna MacDonald

Advanced Test Detects Drug Resistant TB
Article

Dr. David Engelthaler, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Pathogen and Microbiome Division, TGen, tells us more about the development of a test which can detect resistance to TB drugs.

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Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Rising to Challenges in Clinical Labs
Blog

Assay sensitivity and specificity continues to be a challenge in measuring hormones at low concentrations. Tandem mass spectrometry offers significant advantages - particularly in a clinical setting, where speed and sensitivity are required. Following SCIEX' launch of a new tandem mass spectrometry system, we spoke with Michael Jarvis, Product Manager at SCIEX, to find out more.

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Injectable Discogenic Cell Therapy Developed to Alleviate Back Pain
Blog

Degenerative disc diseases are debilitating, and treatment options are lacking. Three leaders from Discgenics explain how they are harnessing the restorative potential of cells native to the intervertebral disc to alleviate lower back pain.

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Milestones in IVF
List

In this list, we look at some of the developments that led to Louise Brown’s birth, and how IVF has progressed since then.

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A Move Towards Precise Management of Bacterial Infections
Blog

Following the recent FDA approval of a procalcitonin assay, we spoke with a representative from Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. to learn how measuring this important biomarker will improve the healthcare landscape.

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First Rhinoceros Embryos Generated in the Lab
News

Hybrid embryos from Southern White Rhino (SWR) eggs and Northern White Rhino (NWR) sperm have been produced for the first time by adapting assisted reproduction techniques (ART) used in horses. It is hoped that the technology could be used to help efforts to save NWRs from extinction by rescuing NWR genes.

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Digital Pathology Solution Could Speed Up Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Blog

To learn more about ContextVision, their move into the field of digital pathology, and how INIFY™ could help benefit pathologists and patients, we spoke to Lena Kajland Wilén, Director Business Unit Digital Pathology.

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5 Contributions HeLa Cells Have Made to Science
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This list highlights five of the remarkable contributions that HeLa cells have made to science and medicine.

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Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine
Infographic

Despite its great potential, so far there has been limited success translating stem cell-based regenerative therapies into the clinic.

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Cell Potency: Totipotent vs Pluripotent vs Multipotent Stem Cells
Article

Here we discuss the differences between totipotent, pluripotent, and multipotent stem cells.

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