05 Dec, 2013Harnessing Stem Cells for Drug Discovery: Part 3


Stem cells are being used to develop robust, reliable disease models that are advancing our understanding of underlying disease progression and mechanism.  Stem…

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03 Dec, 2013Harnessing Stem Cells for Drug Discovery: Part 2


How are stem cells advancing compound screening and analysis of drug-like properties? Stem cells are emerging as significant reagents in drug development pipelines. …

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20 Nov, 2013Harnessing Stem Cells for Drug Discovery: Part 1


Advances in Culturing Stem Cells Stem cells may hold the answer to one of the biggest medical challenges, replacing tissues and organs.  Exciting…

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16 Sep, 2013Core Labs Provide Training and Facilities


Core labs at academic institutes lower the barrier to expensive technology and give people access to techniques outside their field of expertise. These…

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18 Jun, 2013Stem Cell Bank for Drug Discovery


Researchers and pharmaceutical companies believe that stem cells, especially induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), hold great promise for drug discovery. There is a…

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31 Jan, 2013Stem cells for the non-stem cell specialist


Making stem cells from terminally differentiated cells is still relatively new technology. Shinya Yamanaka first described the technique in a 2006 publication, and labs across the world now use his basic principle of turning back the clock on cells through the introduction of transcription factors. There are a lot of questions biomedical researchers and pharmaceutical companies can address using iPS cells to model disease. But what if you are not a stem cell specialist?

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24 Jan, 2013Stem cells create “Disease in a Dish” for drug development


Last week we talked about Stem cell research getting the “green light” and this week we continue with our stem cell blog series. Biology…

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17 Jan, 2013Stem cell research gets the green light


One of Assay Depot’s most popular blog posts of last year was an infographic depicting American attitudes towards stem cell research.  Part of…

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09 Jan, 2012Dialing in on Americans’ Thoughts on Stem Cell Research


Stem Cells have been a topic of controversy for years. They provide a unique opportunity to address humanity’s worst diseases yet derive mostly from…

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