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Anna MacDonald

Science Writer

Writes for:

Cell Science Diagnostics

Latest Content From Anna MacDonald

A Move Towards Precise Management of Bacterial Infections
Blog

Following the recent FDA approval of a procalcitonin assay, we spoke to Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. to learn more about 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
List

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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Accelerating the Development of Organs-on-Chips
Blog

Emulate, Inc. and AstraZeneca recently announced they have formed a collaborative partnership which will see Emulate's Organs-on-Chips technology embedded in AstraZeneca's Innovative Medicines and Early Development Biotech Unit.

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AI and Humans: Working Together to Improve Diagnosis
Blog

To learn more about the impact AI has already had on diagnostics and health services, as well as some of its future capabilities, we spoke to Chris Scarisbrick.

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Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine
Article

A portrait of Henrietta Lacks has recently been unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, to recognize her life and the vital contributions HeLa cells have made to science.

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Novel Neuromuscular Junction Model Benefits Drug Discovery
Blog

The first functional stem-cell derived neuromuscular junction model has recently been licensed, which could help the quest to develop new drugs to treat associated neurodegenerative diseases. We caught up with James Hickman, CSO, Hesperos, to learn more about the model, and some of the benefits it brings.

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