Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How hepatitis B and delta viruses establish infection of liver cells

Princeton University researchers have developed a new, scalable cell culture system that allows for detailed investigation of how host cells respond to infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and delta virus (HDV). The paper describing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Advance could expand vaccine's protection against respiratory disease

Acute respiratory disease traditionally strikes military recruits stationed in close quarters. But the disease—often spread by Adenovirus—can also afflict civilians in medical settings. One type of Adenovirus, Ad7, reportedly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could the solution to osteoporosis be in the bile?

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease where the bone density and quality are reduced. This disease is associated with substantial pain and disability leading to devastating long-term physical and psychological consequences. ...

Immunology

Asthma answer may not be steroids for women

For women depending on steroids to treat severe asthma, their body's estrogen may not only be preventing the treatment from working effectively, but making the asthma worse, according to a recent Western study.

Medical research

The fluid that feeds tumor cells

Before being tested in animals or humans, most cancer drugs are evaluated in tumor cells grown in a lab dish. However, in recent years, there has been a growing realization that the environment in which these cells are grown ...

Medical research

A new way of finding compounds that prevent aging

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for identifying compounds that prevent aging. The method is based on a new way of determining age in cultured human cells and is reported in a study ...

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Cell culture

Cell culture is the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions. In practice the term "cell culture" has come to refer to the culturing of cells derived from multicellular eukaryotes, especially animal cells. The historical development and methods of cell culture are closely interrelated to those of tissue culture and organ culture.

Animal cell culture became a common laboratory technique in the mid-1900s, but the concept of maintaining live cell lines separated from their original tissue source was discovered in the 19th century.

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