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.