Xiaojun “Lance” Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was one of three recipients of the College of Engineering’s ENGineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant for “Small Molecule-Based Definitive Endoderm Kit and Pancreatic Progenitor Kit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.” The project focuses on differentiating stem cells into pancreatic beta cells to be used […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Red blood cells are the most plentiful cell type in our blood and play a vital role transporting oxygen around our body and waste carbon dioxide to the lungs. Injuries that cause significant blood loss prod the body to secrete a one-two punch of signals – stress steroids and erythropoietin (EPO) […]Continue Reading ...
A healthy adult makes about 2 million blood cells every second, and 99 percent of them are oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The other one percent are platelets and the various white blood cells of the immune system. How all the different kinds of mature blood cells are derived from the same “hematopoietic” stem cells in […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 14 2019 Dolomite Bio, a leading provider of cutting-edge single-cell technologies, today announced the launch of a new scRNA-Seq Reagent Kit to expand the Nadia Instrument portfolio. This convenient and cost-effective option is being showcased at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology 2019 General Meeting (AGBT 2019) – February 27th to March 2nd […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 14 2019 Dolomite Bio is delighted to announce the launch of the game-changing Nadia single-cell platform, a groundbreaking system set to escalate scRNA-Seq to new heights, offering the fast-growing single-cell research sector an innovative solution for a wide range of potential applications. This novel product family will be on display from the 9th to […]Continue Reading ...
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a world leader in the optimization and manufacture of cell culture media, today announced the introduction of IS Sf Insect medium. The serum-free, animal component-free, low hydrolysate medium is formulated for scalability for the consistent growth and yields of proteins, viral vectors and viral-like particles using baculovirus expression systems (BEVS), in […]Continue Reading ...
Metabolic changes in cells can occur at the earliest stages of disease. In most cases, knowledge of those signals is limited, since we usually detect disease only after it has done significant damage. Now, a team led by engineers at Tufts University School of Engineering has opened a window into the cell by developing an […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 14 2019 Dolomite Bio, part of the Blacktrace group, is helping to drive forward the single-cell genomics revolution. Single cell analysis promises to transform drug discovery and disease research, enabling scientists to investigate cell diversity and quantify gene expression at the cellular level. This up and coming market sector is forecast to be worth […]Continue Reading ...
Most patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia can be treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These drugs are highly effective and lead to deep remission and prolonged survival. Yet quiescent leukemic stem cells persist in these patients, and they therefore must continue inhibitor treatment to maintain remission. These ‘sleeper cell,’ quiescent leukemic stem cells are maintained in […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 21 2019 Axol Bioscience, a partner in the EU-funded MESO-BRAIN project (GA # 713140) has had a new proposal selected for funding by the EU through the FET (Future Emerging Technologies) Launchpad scheme. The COMMER-CELL Launchpad project provides a unique opportunity for the creation of a marketable product stemming from work already programmed within […]Continue Reading ...
In any movie, the “self-destruct” button is usually the last resort, only opted for in the most dire of circumstances. But for a cell, pulling the plug on yourself can be more than an act of dramatic demise: Death is a sickly cell’s way of protecting the rest of the body from illness. In my […]Continue Reading ...
The identification of ORP2 as the protein responsible for transporting cholesterol around a cell opens the way to develop drugs that could improve the body’s good cholesterol levels. Credit: Shutterstock Scientists at UNSW Sydney have made a breakthrough discovery about cholesterol transportation in cells that opens the way for new drugs to increase the body’s […]Continue Reading ...
It has been known for decades that cancer cells have an altered metabolism and it is seen in several biochemical pathways and in particular, in the way they get energy for their survival. If healthy cells use the mitochondrial respiratory chain, tumors use aerobic glycolysis, a process that allows them taking energy quickly but depending […]Continue Reading ...
Cytochrome c is a small enzyme that plays an important role in the production of energy by mitochondria. It is also involved in signaling dangerous problems that warrant apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Using solid-state NMR, University of Groningen Associate Professor of Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy Patrick van der Wel and colleagues from the University of […]Continue Reading ...
In a new study, researchers at the University of Copenhagen show that the development of a certain type of immature stem cells – also known as progenitor cells – depends on the quantity of a special protein and interaction with other cells in the body. The new study has just been published in the scientific […]Continue Reading ...
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