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Visualizing astroglial motility in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease using live-cell imaging [Interview with Dr. Lusine Danielyan]

A recent study by Drews et al. (2021) focuses on examining broad neuroprotective qualities of losartan. The CytoSMART Lux3 FL fluorescence live-cell imager was used to monitor the motility of Aβ-affected astrocytes. To learn more about the use of the CytoSMART devices in life sciences, we asked Dr. Lusine Danielyan a few questions about her experience with using the Lux3 FL for live-cell imaging.

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Live-cell imaging in education [Interview Q&A]

Avans University is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. One of the programs they offer is Biology and Medical Laboratory Research. Last year, Avans received the CytoSMART Lux2 device to use for education purposes. To get an idea about their experiences with the Lux2 system, we got the opportunity to speak with the program's teachers and students about their use of live-cell imaging in the classroom. We want to give a special thanks to Avans for providing us their insights. Go to the interview here.

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What’s needed to realize the potential of organoids?

CytoSMART and Qkine have partnered with organoid pioneers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Stemnovate, and Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) to facilitate an open and collaborative discussion about the key challenges facing pharma and biotech companies as they approach this pivotal stage of their organoid R&D programs. In this article, you will find the Q&A session questions and organoid experts' answers.

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The Hitchhiker's guide to fluorescence cell counting

Imaging-based fluorescence cell counting represents the most affordable and flexible automated method of cell quantification. It is gaining its popularity among researchers, who recognize that this approach does not only save them time, but also offers numerous advantages over the manual cell counting.

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Applications of kinetic fluorescence assays

Various applications, such as monitoring cell viability, determining transfection efficiency, investigating co-cultures, and analyzing cellular processes, can benefit from the fluorescent labels and their detailed kinetic visualization.

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Fluorescence Live-Cell Imaging [Synopsis]

With advancements in instrumentation, technologies, and the overcoming of a number of technical challenges, live-cell imaging has enabled researchers to study cellular dynamics with enhanced spatial and temporal resolution.

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The Importance of Cell Tracking and What It Teaches Us

Cellular heterogeneity essentially observes all dimensions of a single cell. Heterogeneity tracking helps us to measure the functionality of each cell. An example of its common use is to track cancer patients’ cell or tumour growth or decrease over time.

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