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Neural Stem Cells

Establishment of protocols for the extraction or differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) and their expansion in vitro was a great advancement in neurobiology. NSCs grown in culture provide a powerful tool and an accessible model to investigate human neurodevelopment and cell biology. This article discusses neural stem cell sources, isolation, culture methods and differentiation potential.

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Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells

In this article we will discuss the clinical use, isolation and culturing specifically for hUC-MSCs. It will become clear that maintain a strict culturing protocol, sticking to specific seeding densities, media and observing confluence is essential to maintain stemness of the MSCs.

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Announcing the CytoSMART Lux2 Duo Kit

CytoSMART Technologies today announced the launch of a new live-cell imaging system. The CytoSMART Lux2 Duo Kit offers a straightforward, cost-effective solution for researchers carrying out immediate side-by-side comparisons between cell cultures.

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Clonogenic assay: what, why and how

A clonogenic assay, also known as a colony formation assay, is an in vitro cell survival assay. It assesses the ability of single cells to survive and reproduce to form colonies. This blog highlights: Clonogenic assay applications. How to perform a clonogenic assay with important considerations to make along the way. Quantifying your colonies and plotting a survival curve. Using label-free microscopy and confluence detection as an alternative, time and cost effective clonogenic assay protocol

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Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells

This blog outlines the various therapeutic applications of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs), their isolation and culturing methods. Also described are quality control measures, including visual inspection criteria, that are useful for ensuring stemness i.e. self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation potential.

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Live-cell imaging: keeping cells happy and healthy

A central challenge in live-cell imaging maintaining physiological cell behavior. Specimens removed from their native source may exhibit morphological or behavioral changes. Cell health and behavior can be controlled during imaging by keeping cells in a culture system that closely resembles their physiological growth environment.

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