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In Vitro Malaria Sporozoite Production May Lead to Cheaper Vaccines
A method for culturing the infectious stage of the Plasmodium lifecycle could increase malaria vaccine production efficiency by tenfold, study authors say.
In Vitro Malaria Sporozoite Production May Lead to Cheaper Vaccines
In Vitro Malaria Sporozoite Production May Lead to Cheaper Vaccines

A method for culturing the infectious stage of the Plasmodium lifecycle could increase malaria vaccine production efficiency by tenfold, study authors say.

A method for culturing the infectious stage of the Plasmodium lifecycle could increase malaria vaccine production efficiency by tenfold, study authors say.

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Cancer Cells Gather Speed in Thicker Fluids
Holly Barker | Nov 22, 2022 | 4 min read
Viscous solutions accelerate the migration of tumor cells and may enable metastasis, according to a new study.
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Robot Finger’s Living Skin Stretches, Heals Like the Real Thing
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jun 10, 2022 | 2 min read
Researchers in Japan have given a plastic robot finger a layered coating made from actual, living skin cells. Next, they aim to add hair and sweat glands.
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Generating Mini-Guts for Drug Screening
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | 4 min read
Human gut organoids facilitate precise disease modeling and power high-throughput drug development efforts.
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Cancer-like Slime Mold Growth Hints at Multicellularity’s Origins
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Apr 4, 2022 | 4 min read
The poorly understood Fonticula alba, a relative of fungi and animals, hunts bacteria with a mechanism that resembles cancer and fungal growth.
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Cultured Meat Advances Toward the Market
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 14, 2022 | 8 min read
The biotech industry is chipping away at the obstacles standing between the lab and the dinner plate.
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Scents and Sense-Abilities: Using Bug Brainpower to Smell Cancer
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 4 min read
Scientists use locust brains as living biosensors to perform cancer cell breath tests.
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Engineered Stem Cells Grant Geckos “Perfectly” Regenerated Tails
Chloe Tenn | Nov 5, 2021 | 4 min read
Geckos injected with neural stem cells modified to block cartilage growth developed the skeletal and nervous components normally lacking from regrown tails.
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Same RNA Acts in Neurodegeneration and Cancer
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 29, 2021 | 3 min read
The long noncoding RNA MINCR, implicated in ALS and Alzheimer’s disease as well as several types of cancer, appears to function differently when present at high versus low levels.
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ApoA1 Identified as a Novel Target for ALS Therapy
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | 3 min read
Researchers found that the ApoA1 protein can restore ALS epithelial cell survival in vitro.
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First Immortal Cell Line Cultured for Reef-Building Corals
Amanda Heidt | Jul 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Lab-grown cells from the reef-building coral Acropora tenuis provide new opportunities to study bleaching, symbioses, and biomineralization.
Infographic: How Scientists Are Creating Coral Cell Lines
Amanda Heidt | Jul 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Stable, long-term cell lines will enable scientists to study everything from coral bleaching to biomineralization, knowledge that may help protect corals from ongoing climate change.
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Cell Culture Conquests: Finding and Defeating the Invisible Enemy
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | 3 min read
Cutting-edge reagents, kits, and techniques provide a robust solution to cell culture mycoplasma contamination.
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The Booming Call of De-extinction
W. S. Roberts | Oct 19, 2020 | 6 min read
Scientists seek to combine genome editing with a technique used in chicken breeding to try to bring back lost birds.
Stomach Acid & Heartburn Drugs Linked with COVID-19 Outcomes
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2020 | 6 min read
While sick with COVID-19, President Trump is taking an antacid. Doctors have been exploring whether these medicines can treat SARS-CoV-2 infections, and the results are mixed.
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Solutions for Optimizing Stem Cell Therapy Development
Sartorius | 1 min read
Discover how process knowledge is integral to stem cell workflow improvement and optimization.
SARS-CoV-2 Protein Hampers Innate Immune Reaction In Vitro
Abby Olena, PhD | May 21, 2020 | 3 min read
The viral protein known as ORF3b limits the induction of the type I interferon response, which typically alerts other immune system components to the presence of a virus, in cultured cells.
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Abby Olena, PhD | Mar 31, 2020 | 4 min read
The host transcriptional signature elicited by the coronavirus appears to be less robust and lacks the induction of key antiviral genes.
Empower cell culture research at every preparation, growth, and analysis step
Cultivating Consistency in Cell Culture
MilliporeSigma | 1 min read
Discover the ins and outs of the cell culture workflow.
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New iPSC Culture Medium Promises Weekends Off at Low Costs
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 20, 2020 | 5 min read
Biologists have published a DIY recipe for human induced pluripotent stem cell maintenance, which they estimate costs 3 percent of commercial media prices.
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