Monthly Archives: March 2021

Vaccines work!

Contributed by Darwin Bandoy, PhD Candidate One year into the pandemic and I already managed to get my first dose of vaccine. The pandemic will end with the achievement of herd immunity and the best path towards herd immunity is via vaccination. Vaccines are generally safe. Several variants are causing trouble by reducing the efficacy […]

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Cell Line Makes the Phenotyp

Contributed by Cory Schlesener, B.S. When conducting biological assays using mammalian cell tissue culture, the cell line used is crucial. It is a given to choose cells derived from the tissue of interest to study. However, as immortalized cell lines are not entirely normal, lines derived from the same tissue types can ultimately have differences in […]

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