cell culture
Stemming Genetic Changes in Cultured Cells
Stemming Genetic Changes in Cultured Cells
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 25, 2015
Researchers report an association between culture conditions and genetic changes in stem cells over time.
Culturing Changes Cells
Culturing Changes Cells
Kerry Grens | Feb 3, 2015
Within days of their transfer to a dish, a certain epigenetic mark vanishes from mouse cells.
Electromagnetism Promotes Pluripotency: Study
Electromagnetism Promotes Pluripotency: Study
Kerry Grens | Oct 23, 2014
A paper published last month claims that electromagnetic exposure facilitates cell reprogramming, but some scientists question the evidence.
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014
A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.
Week in Review: March 17–21
Week in Review: March 17–21
Tracy Vence | Mar 21, 2014
Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology
Stem Cells Remember Substrates
Stem Cells Remember Substrates
Kerry Grens | Mar 16, 2014
The stiffness of a culture substrate affects the fates of stem cells.  
Automation on a Budget
Automation on a Budget
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 1, 2014
Solutions for partially automating your cell culture set-up
Surface Texture Influences Differentiation
Surface Texture Influences Differentiation
Kate Yandell | Dec 18, 2013
The topography of a stem cell’s environment can influence cilia length, which in turn modulates cell signaling and development.
Out, Damned Mycoplasma!
Out, Damned Mycoplasma!
Kelly Rae Chi | Dec 1, 2013
Pointers for keeping your cell cultures free of mycoplasma contamination
Microbial Fuel Factories
Microbial Fuel Factories
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2013
An archaeon takes the first steps toward making a liquid fuel from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas.