StemExpress Opens Facility In Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — StemExpress is excited to announce that we will be opening our eighth facility with our newest location in Reno, Nevada. The property development will include a state-of-the-art cell collection center as well as a large-scale warehouse that contains a centralized shipping location for the company. The site will also be a new…

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Providing Access to COVID-19 Testing

  At a dire time, StemExpress has allocated resources to help businesses, communities, and healthcare facilities gain access to COVID-19 testing. The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shock-waves throughout the global economy. Some economies have been affected more severely than others. In the US, quarantines, travel curbs, and business shutdowns triggered an economic downturn, prompting state…

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CD34+ Stem Cells Show Protective Effects on Damaged Retina

Intravitreal injections of human bone marrow CD34+ stem cells prevent further retinal damage associated with diabetic retinopathy. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have shown that stem cell injections elicit a protective effect on retinas damaged by diabetes. Using a diabetic retinopathy mouse model system, the scientists demonstrated that intravitreal injections of human bone…

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Impaired MSC Maturation May Lead To Fragile Bone Formation

Mitochondrial dysfunction may impair MSC maturation and inhibit cell proliferation, contributing to fragile bone formation in SRS patients. Patients with Snyder-Robinson Syndrome (SRS), an X-linked recessive condition, exhibit deficient Spermidine Synthase (SMS) gene expression as well as neurodevelopmental defects and osteoporosis, often leading to extremely fragile bones. Although several studies have explored the possible mechanisms…

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Factors That Affect PBMC Viability And Recovery

I’ve spent many years working with blood and have seen quite a lot of odd issues arise that impact cell viability and recovery. Such as walking across a parking lot in 30-degree weather with freshly collected blood set inside an insulated box, only to have the temperature of the blood drop enough to cause the…

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Improved Method for Quick Identification of Mosquito Blood Meals

A new test offers an improved PCR-based method for the identification of human-, nonhuman mammal-, and bird-derived mosquito blood meals. West Nile virus (WNV), malaria, yellow fever, and Zika are some mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people each year. The identification of host feeding sources and preferences are essential for studies into…

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StemExpress NEW Frozen Leukopak

StemExpress’ NEW Frozen Leukopak provides convenience and flexibility in the timing of your research. Basic biomedical research into many human diseases and disorders often starts with living, functional cells and allows extraordinary scientific and technological advances in medical science. Yet, potential delays in accessing these cells can hinder forward progress of research and postpone necessary…

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Inspiring the Next Generation with her Love of Science

At a young age Chelsea Blankenchip, laboratory coordinator at StemExpress, discovered her love of science. As a gifted student, she enjoyed school and in Jr. High began participating in the Science Olympiad. Out of the classroom she spent hours with her grandfather, a talented contractor, building and constructing things. She liked the challenge of developing…

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Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells: A Brief Review

Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are a diverse mixture of highly specialized immune cells that play key roles in keeping our bodies healthy. This brief review tells a short story about PBMCs starting with their origin, the different immune cells within the PBMC fraction, isolation of these cells and how to characterize them, and once…

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