contamination
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016
A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.
Fish Behavior Affected by Parasite
Fish Behavior Affected by Parasite
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2016
A common infection might be skewing experimental data on zebrafish.
Two NIH Labs Cease Reagent Production
Two NIH Labs Cease Reagent Production
Kerry Grens | Apr 20, 2016
Contamination concerns at cell therapy and radioactive tracer facilities spur production shutdowns.
Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report
Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2016
The US Senate has found hospitals, a device maker, and federal regulators dragged their feet on reporting contaminated endoscopes.
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.
Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed
Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2015
Conference elicits buzz about the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s efforts to clean up genome entries.         
The Great Big Clean-Up
The Great Big Clean-Up
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.
Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK
Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK
Jef Akst | Aug 14, 2015
GlaxoSmithKline temporarily shuts down a manufacturing plant in North Carolina after Legionella bacteria are detected in two external cooling towers.
NIH Halts Drug Production
NIH Halts Drug Production
Tracy Vence | Jun 8, 2015
The National Institutes of Health’s Pharmaceutical Development Section temporarily suspends production following contamination issues.
Seeded by Weeds
Seeded by Weeds
K. John Morrow Jr. | May 1, 2015
More than 50 years after cross-contamination of cultured cell lines was recognized, the problem continues to plague the scientific community.