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Cell Immortalization: How to Immortalize Cells

Worried your cells might die before the end of your project? Immortalized cells have an infinite lifespan and are the perfect solution for complex experiments or long-term projects. In this video we’ll discuss what immortalized cells are the basics of the immortalization process and cell line quality control considerations Scientists often take cells directly from […]

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What happens when your DNA is damaged? – Monica Menesini

The DNA in just one of your cells gets damaged tens of thousands of times per day. Multiply that by your body’s hundred trillion or so cells, and you’ve got a quintillion DNA errors everyday. And because DNA provides the blueprint for the proteins your cells need to function, damage causes serious problems, such as […]

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Your Textbooks Are Wrong, This Is What Cells Actually Look Like

I still remember the moment. That’s something that I will never forget. The hair on my hands just stood up. It’s a microscopic universe within each cell. This is an unprecedented view of the cellular world, where we can actually see immune cells scooping up sugars in the ear of a zebrafish in real time. […]

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Two Minute Talk – Video Abstract for Leaver et al, Biology Open 2016.

Hi, my name is Mark Leaver, and today I’m going to be talking about work that my colleagues and I recently published in the journal Biology Open. I’m interested in the genetics of how organisms adapt to higher temperatures, and I’ve chosen to study this in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus for 3 reasons: it’s cold-blooded, […]

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