Medications

New target structure against coronavirus

Fluoxetine, a common antidepressant, inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in cell cultures and in preparations from human lung tissue. This was demonstrated by researchers at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg ...

Medications

Antiviral effect of plant extracts

Extracts from blueberries and blackcurrants prevent infection by measles and herpes viruses in cell cultures. Würzburg researchers were very surprised by this.

Medications

A 'smashing' solution for cancer therapy

Sometimes too much of a good thing is not good at all. Inhibiting the function of the PD-1 protein, which blocks immune function, has shown high therapeutic efficacy in cancer immunotherapy. However, when this function is ...

Overweight & Obesity

Vitamin B5 activates brown fat, aids weight loss in mice

Pantothenate acid, also known as vitamin B5, stimulated the production of brown fat in both cell cultures and mice, a new study finds. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology ...

Medications

Anti-seizure medication has a new target

An anti-seizure medication acts on unexpected molecular targets, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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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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