About Cells and Culture

About Cells and Culture

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The Rise of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

The creation of induced pluripotent stem cells – cells transformed from a mature into a less differentiated state – caused a major breakthrough in...

Cultureware: From Glass to Plastic

Cell culture has come a long way since the establishment of the first cell lines in the 1950s, with improvements made in almost every aspect of the...

History of Cell Culture Growth Media

Growth media are extremely important for cell culture technology. They ensure that cells can live and thrive even outside their natural environment....

Cho Turns 60 – The Hamster That Keeps on Going

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of a true mainstay of protein research and bioprocessing. First established in 1957, the Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO)...

Life-Saving Cells

Although vaccinations have saved billions of lives over the past decades, it was a cell culture breakthrough in the 1960’s - isolation of the first...

Endosymbiontic Theory: How the Pea Aphid Has Outpaced Science for 100 Million Years

What if we could absorb superpowers from bacteria?

Bacteria Versus Body Cells: A 1:1 Tie

Do our bodies contain far more bacteria than human cells? Researchers have found that this is not the case. The ratio is approximately equal. But...

How Many Cells Are in Your Body? Probably More Than You Think!

Very different figures circulate about the quantity of cells found in the human body. An international team of scientists has done systematic...

No Spring Chicken - Alexis Carrel

No Spring Chicken...

In the early 20th century, New York's tabloid newspapers were invited each year to celebrate chicken heart cells. The scientists who cultivated the...

The First Mother of Cell Culture

In February 1951, George and Margaret Gey, a married couple working as scientists at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, received a penny-sized...

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