Blogs for October 2017

Stem Cells in the News - November 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 15:16
Stem Cells in the News

We have captured this month's most interesting, innovative, and maybe some of the strangest examples of stem cells in the news from around the world.

USC News

With incidences of liver cancer steadily on the rise since 2003, it is important that we discover new routes of therapeutic options for patients. A team of...

Building Better 2D and 3D Culture Solutions - Bio-Techne and Trevigen

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:38
Bio-Techne and Trevigen - Building Better 2D and 3D Culture Solutions

On September 5, 2017 Bio-Techne proudly announced its acquisition of Trevigen, Inc. For over 25 years, Trevigen has developed innovative tools for generating and analyzing physiologic cell culture models, such as organoids, tumorspheres, and stem cell-derived cellular systems. These models are being used to make critical advancements in drug discovery, toxicology, regenerative medicine, cell therapy, and cancer research. With strong brands like the Cultrex® Basement Membrane Matrix and the CometAssay® for cell damage, the Trevigen product portfolio is an important addition to Bio-Techne....

Bio-Techne Go Everywhere Travel Grant - September Recipient Selected!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:09
Bio-Techne travel grants

September 2017 Go Everywhere with Bio-Techne Travel Grant Awarded to Medical Biologist at Linköping University!

Bio-Techne launched its Go Everywhere Travel Grant Program which awards $1000 USD (or equivalent) to 1 researcher each month to attend the meeting of their choice. This grant program allows the researcher to attend more targeted meetings in their field and provides funding to support both small and large scientific associations that promote discovery and collaboration.

The recipient of the September 2017 grant is Helena Enocsson, a Medical Biologist in the Clinical and Experimental Medicine Department at Linköping University in Linköping, Sweden!


Immunology News: Researchers Report the Identification of a New Regulatory Innate Lymphoid Cell Subset that Suppresses Innate Intestinal Inflammation

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:37

Regulatory ILCs Suppress ILC1- and ILC3-Induced Innate Intestinal Inflammation

Regulatory ILCs Suppress ILC1- and ILC3-Induced Innate Intestinal Inflammation

Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a recently described population of lymphocytes that play a critical role in innate immune responses and tissue remodeling. Multiple studies suggest that ILCs are particularly important for maintaining epithelial barriers and regulating immune responses at mucosal surfaces such as the lungs and intestines. Similar to T cells, ILCs consist of several subtypes that are characterized by the expression of different transcription factors and cytokines, and these correspond with the...