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#ALT# ROCK Inhibitor Improves Cryopreservation

The Rho Kinase (ROCK) inhibitor, Y-27632, is used during cryopreservation of stem cells include ESCs, PSCs and MSCs, to protect against cell death and improve post-thawing viability.

See how the ROCK inhibitor works
 
   Confocal Reflection Microscopy for Cell Migration StudiesConfocal Reflection Microscopy for Cell Migration Studies
 
Cell migration occurs throughout life as a response to internal and external signals, and can as such be indicative of changes occurring in the body. Imaging this movement and what processes control it can be critical in understanding cell behavior, development, and disease.
 
   Rapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debateRapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debate
 
As research involving “mini-brains” grown in a petri dish continues to expand, so does ethical debate surrounding the practice, particularly when these brain organoids are transplanted into animals. One concern is that the transplanted organoids could induce a level of consciousness in host animals, as the models evolve to better resemble the human brain.
 
 Functional three-organoid stem cell system could lead to unprecedented advances for precision medicine
 
Functional three-organoid stem cell system could lead to unprecedented advances for precision medicineUsing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), a Japanese research group at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have successfully grown a connected set of organs at the same time, including a liver and a pancreas connected by a bile duct. Their success has important implications in precision medicine, organ supply, and the treatment of liver diseases.
 
 
 Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells eat neighboring cells
 
Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells eat neighboring cellsA US-based team of scientists has uncovered that chemotherapy can force cancer cells into a state of senescence. A new study has shown that this can propel cancer growth as these cells eat neighboring cells alive, allowing the senescent cells to endure.
 
 
 The Discovery of Stem Cells Through Confocal Microscopes
 
The Discovery of Stem Cells Through Confocal MicroscopesThe plasticity of embryonic stem cells is widely understood; however, adult stem cells have traditionally been considered less capable of this same characteristic. To confirm whether this assumption is valid, and ultimately to identify any adult stem cells that can be induced into distinct types of cells, researchers have turned to confocal microscopy.