Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Written on Feb, 26, 2016 by in ,

Cancer cell and tissue models are adapted for use in a research setting allowing for the direct study of a complex set of diseases. As models improve, their use in research has proven pivotal to better diagnosing, treating and even preventing cancer. Here, we’ll look at the pros and cons of 3 common cancer cell models: cancer cell lines, spheroid 3D cell culture and tumor samples from patients.

Let us know what other cancer cell models you’d like us to write about and which models work for your research needs in the comments below!

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Written on Feb, 20, 2016 by in

Stems cells are capable of becoming any type of cell and, given the right conditions, can grow indefinitely in cell culture. They appear to be an all-round solution to many scientific and medical goals seen in the number of clinical studies testing new stem cell therapies growing every year. From lab-made replacement body parts to limiting aging, stem cell therapies sound like something from a science fiction movie but with research accelerating at its current rate, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement!

Let’s look at some of the uses for stem cells found thus far and examine briefly where future research is headed.

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