POSTS TAGGED AS cell culture

Reverting Cancer Cells to Stem Cell State

June 1, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain cancer stem cells forming spheres on DN gel and SOX2 marker
Japanese scientists have developed a hydrogel—named DN for double [MORE]

Biopolymer Hydrogel in Probing Micromechanics

January 26, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biopolymer Hydrogel in Probing Micromechanics
Biophysicists at the University of Exeter UK reported: “we investigate this question using gelatin as a [MORE]

A Serotonin-Sensing Ingestible

January 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ingestible capsule that could help demystify the gut-brain axis
With funding from the NSF, University of Maryland electrical engineers have developed [MORE]

Implantable Cell Factories Produce Insulin

June 2, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT developing living drug factories
This piece describes how MIT engineers have taken liver cells, converted them to insulin producing cells [MORE]

Pain-Killing Nerve Transplants

April 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pain killing neurons from stem cells
“To make the pain-killing neurons, we [at the University of Sydney, Australia] take human stem [MORE]

Drug Delivery via Red Blood Cells

April 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Functionalized red blood cells for drug delivery
“[R]esearchers at McMaster University in Canada have developed a way of emptying red blood [MORE]

Making Organoids More Complex

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organoid models
Creating functional organoids from iPSCs is a step toward growing full sized functional transplantable organs.  But thus far, organoids [MORE]

Are Brain Organoids Accurate Models?

March 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human brain organoid
“. . . [A] stem cell biologist at the University of California, San Francisco, and his team demonstrate [MORE]

Growing Neurons on Nanotube Films

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neurons on carbon nanotubes
In trying to mimic natural neuron networks, Italian researchers found that the size of the spaces between [MORE]

Urine Test for Bladder Cancer

October 22, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Continuous culture
From a collaboration between cancer researchers at Georgetown University and Fudan University, this piece explains how a “conditional reprogramming” [MORE]

Evolution of 3D Cell Culture

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics chip
Microfluidics turns 3D cell cultures into physiological systems, thus body-on-a-chip technology.  As one authority put it: “you could put [MORE]

Using Microgels to Maintain Cell Viability

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Encapsulating cells in microgels
Keeping stem cells alive after being injected into a body has been a problem because the immune [MORE]

Making Closer Contact between Sensors and Cells

August 13, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Floating and flexible cellular sensor
Tissue culture researchers at Purdue University are using an ultra-buoyant polymer scaffold with electrophysiological sensors to [MORE]

Gluing Stem Cells

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Welding stem cells
In an article titled “Artificial Cell Membrane Binding Thrombin Constructs Drive in situ hydrogel formation,” cell biologists at [MORE]