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August 7, 2012



Cancer Stem Cells Really Do Exist?

In April, The Scientist asked, Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time? The controversial hypothesis posits that cells with stem-cell-like characteristics—such as the ability to self-renew and give rise to more tumor cells—contribute to cancer’s ability to evade traditional therapies. But despite previous investigations, which found subsets of tumor cells with the ability to grow in immunocompromised mice, not everyone is convinced that endogenous tumor development is stimulated by cells with self-renewal capacity.

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 Featured Question and Discussions

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

Vacuum error
I am troobleshooting a Diatron Abacus 3 Hematology analyzer which displays VACUUM ERROR while analyzing. How do I eradicate this problem?
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Vitamin E and vitamin K solvent for plant tissue culture?
I have prapared vitamin E and K both in LIQUID form from Sigma Aldrich. But I couldn't find appropriate solvents for those liquid forms to make stock for plant tissue culture. Please help me. I really need your kind help.
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Operating the Bausch & Lomb Spectronic 20
I have an spectronic 20. it need the power 110 volt. How can i run it in 220volt in India at AC?
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Start failure
Message on the screen: Version....1.2A, ready to update.... Any suggestions?
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Injector temperature control not visible in method windows
I installed star chromatographic workstation 6 in windows 98 on computer attached with GC 3900. In method: injector section injector temperature control table is missing. Please guide me to resolve the issue.
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 Featured News

Molecular Devices Introduces MetaXpress 5.0 High Content Image Acquisition and Analysis Software
The new software enables user-created analysis to be run on MetaXpress® PowerCoreTM Software, which harnesses the speed of parallel processing and instantly cuts analysis time from hours to minutes. An interactive tool incorporated into the software allows users to create custom analysis easily, without resorting to dedicated programming expertise.
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Bruker Announces Dimension FastScan Bio AFM for Biological Dynamics
At the Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2012 Annual Meeting, Bruker today announced the Dimension FastScan Bio™ Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), which enables high-resolution microscopy research in biological dynamics.
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TAP Biosystems Unveils 96-well 3D Cell Culture System
TAP Biosystems, a leading supplier of innovative automation and consumables for life science applications, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new RAFT™ (Real Architecture for 3D Tissue™) System. The system generates consistent and reproducible 3D cell cultures at physiologically relevant collagen concentrations, ideal for oncology and stem cell research.
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Spacious UV Viewing Cabinet for Gel Analysis
The Spectroline® CL-150 Series UV workstations enable lab technicians to view, analyze and photograph fluorescent samples with both epi-illumination and trans-illumination light sources. A removable bottom panel allows either unit to be placed directly over the transilluminator. The 25-watt white light bulb in the cabinet provides visible illumination for easy sample preparation.
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Designed to help you select the best products to meet virtually any laboratory requirement, this interactive catalog includes our complete portfolio of industry-leading Thermo Scientific and Molecular BioProducts

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Qiagen QIAGEN App

QIAGEN’s application QIAGEN App is a great resource for iPhone and iPad users that helps to ease and simplify your daily work in the lab. It offers tables of many commonly used lab buffers and solutions as well as a variety of conversion and dilution calculators.

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