In this article, we bring you all the latest developments in cancer research, from refinements in diagnostic testing and monitoring to the development of personalized treatments. Plus, hear from the scientists at the cutting edge of cancer research with the latest videos from The Scientists' Channel.
Traditional experimental approaches for addressing cytotoxic and cytoprotective mechanisms are often time consuming, labor intensive, costly and inadequate. Promega’s new RealTime-Glo assay promises automated monitoring of apoptosis and necrosis in real time when used in tandem with the CLARIOstar PLUS microplate reader from BMG LABTECH.
Dr. Hagen Wieland shares his work developing unique culture solutions and explains why you should be using xeno-free and serum-free media for your cell-based assay research. PromoCell’s newly-launched Cancer Cell Line Medium XF is designed to be compatible with almost all established cell lines but it also promises reproducible and reliable results for customized cell lines, such as those used in cancer therapy screening applications.
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBCs) are a common primary cell source used to measure immunological functions. However, cell suspensions often contain a heterogenous collection of cell types, so PBMCs are challenging to accurately quantify and qualify using traditional methods. The CellDrop FL automated cell counter from DeNovix is designed to identify live and dead PMBCs even in the presence of RBCs, platelets, and cellular debris.
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Both fluorescent proteins (FPs) and luciferase can be used for the in vivo and in vitro identification of proteins. However, there are key differences in their applications. The UVP iBox Studio imaging system from Analytik Jena promises highly sensitive in vivo imaging using FPs, which have short exposure times, a wide spectral variety, stable chemistry, and are more widely available to researchers.
Dr. Luca Quagliata explains how molecular profiling could transform the way we treat cancer and explores how the global adoption of robust and routine next-generation sequencing (NGS) services should show a dramatic improvement in patient outcomes. Quagliata highlights the importance of vendors, such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, who offer not only clinically-ready solutions but also the necessary expertise and support.
Alison Tarke shares her team's work developing a new, rational approach to immunotherapy by targeting patient-specific ‘neoantigens’ to improve the response to adoptive T cell therapy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Tarke explains how the use of the IntelliCyt® iQue Screener PLUS platform has allowed their small team to conduct robust screening assays with high throughputs.
Anti-alpaca IgG antibodies from Jackson ImmunoResearch Laboratories (JIR) can be used to optimize specific stages of the high-affinity VHH (single domain) antibody development process. The success and speed of discovering high-quality VHH candidates are optimized by the fidelity and utility of the different tools used at each step.
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