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What do puzzles and immunity have in common? The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system of cell-surface proteins help to regulate the immune system. Yet particular antigens can make a crucial difference. Patients with certain HLA types are more likely to have autoimmune diseases, contract infectious disease or develop cancer. Now, through better understanding of HLA function,…
Using three-dimensional cell cultures is more popular today than ever. Yet as the complexity of cell culture increases – from 2D cell culture, spheroids, 3D models up to organoids – so do the variables. This means you should plan carefully before advancing from 2D to 3D cell culture. Keeping several key factors in mind,…
From bench to bedside and back: This is the direction of malignant mesothelioma research. Yet to understand the biology of this particular type of cancer, more basic insights are still needed. And translating that knowledge into new therapies is extremely important, as only limited therapeutic options exist so far.
Molecular needles that cross the lung epithelium: That’s how asbestos – often in form of dust – enters lung tissue (Carbone et al.,…
Real-time tracking of stem cells during cell culture experiments can provide fundamental new insights into their biology. Yet stem cells are very sensitive to experiment-induced stress, and the use of labeling agents or intense light can damage them. With holotomography technology, long-term 3D live-cell imaging of stem cells under physiological conditions is possible – without the use of exogenous dyes and with no phototoxicity….
The genetic code is the blueprint of an organism written on a stable molecule class: deoxyribonucleic acid. With the method CRISPR/Cas9, editing the genetic information has become much easier. This technique is a blessing for basic scientists, as well as for translational researchers such as Dr. Kathleen Börner, who wants to develop a gene therapy for infections caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)….
In recent decades, many in vitro studies with living human cells have broadened our knowledge about the cellular and molecular effects of microgravity. Cells of the immune system are particularly sensitive to it and represent an ideal model for understanding how space flight could affect cell function. Prof. Ullrich and his team have greatly contributed to explaining how cells behave in space….
They are multipotent, interact closely with endothelial cells, and are involved in immunosurveillance: the heterogeneous group of pericytes. These cells build the wall of blood vessels, and play a crucial role in the formation and maintenance of the vasculature. Due to their involvement in various pathophysiologies such as tumor angiogenesis, scientists are beginning to exploit their potential for therapeutic approaches….
Lab work is exciting, says Bastian Fischer. Even experiments that just yield their expected results inspire the young German scientist. Fischer is currently working on his PhD, and is investigating how fibrosis develops, so that effective therapies for this medical condition can be found.
A scar is often all that remains of a deep cut – if anything remains at all….
Skin is the primary focus of cosmetic research. Since the European Union banned animal testing of cosmetics completely in 2013, three-dimensional skin models have been used to evaluate epidermal and dermal responses to cosmetic formulations. Such models provide a reliable tool to assess the functionality and safety of new cosmetic products….
Crossing the border between medical and biomechanical research fuels the research of stem cell specialist Dr. Diego Correa. We talked to the Colombian-born stem cell scientist, a former clinician with training in mechanical engineering, about his studies with mesenchymal stem cells and their potential clinical applications in cell-based therapy. Soon Correa is going to publish what he believes will be his most important contribution to this field….