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Alan J. Grodzinsky, ScD All-Human Tissues Boost Osteoarthritis Research Projects
Apr 29, 2022

LifeNet Health LifeSciences is committed to partnering with scientists who respect the dignity of our donors. Here Alan J. Grodzinsky, ScD, shares his perspective on how much it means to work with human tissue – and the value it can bring to a project. Dr.

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How to Navigate Process for Requesting Human Biospecimens
Apr 27, 2022

Requesting human biospecimens for drug discovery and other projects can be challenging. Hurdles include navigating the approval process and making decisions that can have a downstream impact on availability, timelines, and costs. Considering many of these details ahead of time, including how they might impact your project, can help the process go more smoothly.

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Championing Women Scientists: Meet Researcher Jessica R. Weaver
Feb 28, 2022

LifeNet Health LifeSciences is committed to championing women who are paving the way in science. This month, in honor of International Women’s Day, we’re featuring some of our women scientists.

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Championing Women Scientists: Meet Researcher Eda Rogers
Feb 28, 2022

LifeNet Health LifeSciences is committed to championing women who are paving the way in science. This month, in honor of International Women’s Day, we’re featuring some of our women scientists.

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Our Extensive Liver Tissue Library Offers Many Benefits
Jan 25, 2022

Increasingly, use of human tissues is becoming a must-have in biomedical research during every stage of the drug discovery pipeline. This is a fundamental shift that can help us develop safer, more effective treatments, as well as a deeper understanding of disease processes.

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Explore Primary Kupffer Cells, the Macrophages of the Liver
Jan 25, 2022

Kupffer cells (KC) constitute the largest population of liver macrophages, representing 80-90% of the total tissue macrophages in the body. As resident liver macrophages, KCs are a component of the walls of the hepatic sinusoids.

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Human Hepatic Stellate Cells as an Alternate Research Tool
Oct 07, 2021

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A New Innovation: Human-Based Extracellular Matrix Platforms
Oct 07, 2021

The extracellular matrix (ECM) serves as an important biophysical scaffold for regulating cell growth and function. Traditionally, purified ECM proteins (collagen, laminin) are commonly used for 2D or monolayer cell culture applications.

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Primary Human Thyrocytes Aid Endocrine Disruptor Screening
Jun 18, 2021

Endocrine Disruptors (ED) are “exogenous substances or mixtures that alter the function of the endocrine system and consequently cause adverse health effects in an intact organism, its progeny or (sub)populations”.1 ED vary by chemical class and are used in a variety of applications. 

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3D Tumor Drug Screening Models Boost Oncology Research
May 24, 2021

For many decades, oncology research and drug screening programs have relied upon 2D or monolayer culture systems of established tumor cell lines. Unfortunately, these flat biology or homogenous tumor models do not represent the complex cell-cell and cell-matrix biology that are found in cancer patients. 

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