Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success

The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.

The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.

cryopreservation
Image of the Day: Frigid Cells
Image of the Day: Frigid Cells
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 31, 2019
A new cryoprotectant safeguards frozen cells against degradation.
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, and Martin Blaser | Jun 1, 2019
The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth’s microscopic diversity.
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
With the help of gold nanorods and a cryoprotectant, coral larvae are brought back to life after cryopreservation.
Researchers Cryopreserve Coral Sperm
Researchers Cryopreserve Coral Sperm
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
A project aims to preserve samples of the climate change–vulnerable animals for future restoration.
Coral Sperm Banker
Coral Sperm Banker
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
Mary Hagedorn is racing to save Earth’s coral reefs by developing techniques for freezing the colonial animals’ gametes.
Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick Thaw
Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick Thaw
Ashley Yeager | Jul 28, 2017
In a first, scientists reanimate the fish using embedded gold nanoparticles that heat up cells by absorbing laser light.
Spoiler Alert
Spoiler Alert
Wudan Yan | Mar 1, 2016
How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity
Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing
Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing
Molly Sharlach | Nov 25, 2014
A microfluidic device can safely remove glycerol from thawed red blood cells in minutes, potentially making frozen blood more feasible for routine transfusions.
Surviving the Ice Age
Surviving the Ice Age
Sarah C.P. Williams | Sep 1, 2014
A beginner’s guide to freezing and thawing pluripotent stem cells
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014
Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm
Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing
Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing
Sandhya Sekar | Apr 30, 2014
Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.
Week in Review: November 4–8
Week in Review: November 4–8
Tracy Vence | Nov 8, 2013
Infant immune systems suppressed; why tissues are tough to freeze; silencing one gene causes secondary effects; estrogen’s role in drug-resistant breast cancer
Faulty Freezing
Faulty Freezing
Abby Olena | Nov 5, 2013
Researchers show that tissues are more likely than single cells to suffer damage during cryopreservation because of the tight junctions between cells.
A Chill Issue
A Chill Issue
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2013
The very cold, the merely chilled, and the colorful
Icing Organs
Icing Organs
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs
Freezing Cells
Freezing Cells
Megan Scudellari | Jan 31, 2013
A handful of species have learned how to survive in freezing climates. To do so, the animals must counteract the damaging effects of ice crystal formation, or keep from freezing altogether. Here are a few ways they do it.
Frogcicle
Frogcicle
Megan Scudellari | Jan 31, 2013
Watch as the astounding wood frog uses cellular cryopreservation tricks to freeze, thaw, and live to croak about it.
Embryonic Stem Cells Survive Freezing
Hayley Dunning | Aug 16, 2012
Even after 18 years of frozen storage, human embryos can still produce viable stem cells for drug screening and biomedical research.
Test-Tube Zoo Babies
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
A National Zoo researcher works to perfect gamete preservation and in vitro fertilization techniques in order to better manage endangered populations.