cryopreservation
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.
Freezing Cells
Freezing Cells
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 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 | Feb 1, 2013
Watch as the astounding wood frog uses cellular cryopreservation tricks to freeze, thaw, and live to croak about it.
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
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.
Preserving Endangered Gametes
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, chats about his efforts to rescue endangered species from extinction using in vitro fertilization as well as novel gamete preservation techniques.