Category: Culture Cells

An efficient rearing system rapidly producing large quantities of poultry red mites, Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae), under laboratory conditions.

The red mite of poultry, Dermanysus gallinae, is one of the most economically deleterious ectoparasites that affect laying chickens of eggs in many parts of the world. New approaches to D. gallinae control often require the maintenance of D. gallinae colonies...

High purity high yield tandem B and T helper cell isolation for qRT-PCR analysis suitable for basically equipped laboratories.

Malaria is still a major health problem in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, but research on malaria in low-income countries can be a challenge due to lack of laboratory equipment. In addition, severe malaria mainly affects very young children, which limits...

Identifying Corneal Infections in Formalin-Fixed Specimens Using Next Generation Sequencing.

We test the capacity of new generation sequencing, associated with computer analysis, identifying a range of organisms causing infectious keratitis. This retrospective study evaluated 16 cases of infectious keratitis and four corners of control in fixed fabrics formulated in the pathology...

Synthesis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes from Plastic Waste Using a Stainless-Steel CVD Reactor as Catalyst.

The elimination of non-biodegradable plastic waste without new upgrade / demotion is not acceptable on the environment and many methods to overcome the problem have been proposed. In this case, we indicate a simple method for creating high-value nanomaterials from plastic...

Rapid adaptation to microgravity in mammalian macrophage cells.

Despite the observed serious effects of microgravity on mammalian cells, many astronauts have completed long-term stays in space without experiencing serious health problems. This raises questions about cell capacity of adaptation to a new gravitational environment. The International Space Station (ISS)...

A simple tube adapter to expedite and automate thawing of viably frozen cells.

Although cryopreserved cell specimens are used throughout biomedical research, the sample thaw process is high-intensive and prone to an error. Here we describe a small laboratory device that flows a non-frozen cell bottle with a conical tube containing hot cell culture...