✯ HeLa cells are a continuously cultured cell line of human cancer cells, which are immortal & thrive in the laboratory. They are widely used in biological and medical research. The spherical cell at centre is undergoing apoptosis (programmed cell death). Apoptosis occurs when a cell becomes old or damaged. Blebs (vesicles) called apoptotic bodies form on its surface, which prevent toxic or immunogenic substances from leaking when it is phagocytosed (engulfed and digested) by specialist…
UC San Francisco researchers have identified that azithromycin a common antibiotic regarded as safe for use during pregnancy reduced Zika viral proliferation and virus-induced cytopathic effects in glial cell lines and human astrocytes in-vitro after evaluating 2177 drugs safe in pregnancy.
The Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE) provides public access to genomic data, analysis and visualization for about 1000 cell lines. CCLE is authored by scientists at the Broad Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Foundation, and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Read also: http://www.dana-farber.org/newsroom/news-releases/writing-the-book-of-cancer-knowledge.aspx
Due to dwindling capacity for existing aborted fetal cell lines to self-replicate, scientists in China have developed a new aborted fetal cell line, WALVAX 2 that will be used for viral vaccine production.
Click to enlarge Scientists reverse aging in human cell lines and give theory of aging a new lease of life
Did you know that essential oils can also be an effective anti-cancer remedy?Chinese researchers learned this after studying the healing properties of 10 of the most popular essential oils in current use: mint, ginger, lemon, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, chamomile, thyme, rose, and cinnamon.Each of these oils was tested for antibacterial potency as well as in vitro toxicology against three human cancer cell lines, which included the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. Here is more…