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Part Three: Why Don’t More Researchers Protect Cells from Reactive Oxygen Species in Culture?

This is a five-part series of blog posts containing excerpts from an interview that Dr. Alicia Henn, Chief Scientific Officer of BioSpherix, conducted with Roger Rönn, who is finishing his PhD at Lund University. Our conversation on protecting cells from reactive oxygen species (ROS) was edited for brevity and clarity.

In the last post, Roger told us about ways that he has identified to control ROS levels in cell cultures. Today, we discuss what factors keep researchers from limiting the ROS exposure of cells.

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Part Two: Controlling Cellular Stress from Reactive Oxygen Species.

This is a five-part series of blog posts containing excerpts from an interview that Dr. Alicia Henn, Chief Scientific Officer of BioSpherix, conducted with Roger Rönn, who is finishing his PhD at Lund University. Our conversation on methods for decreasing reactive oxygen species in HSC cells was edited for brevity and clarity.

In the last post, Roger told us about his shock at finding extremely high ROS levels in HSC in culture. Today we talk about controlling ROS in culture.

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Part One: The Detrimental Effects of High Intracellular Reactive Oxygen Species on Hematopoietic Stem Cells.

This is a five-part series of blog posts containing excerpts from an interview that Dr. Alicia Henn, Chief Scientific Officer of BioSpherix, conducted with Roger Rönn, who is a promising student just finishing his PhD at Lund University. Our conversation on oxidative stress sensitivity in hematopoietic cells was edited for brevity and clarity.

Roger attracted quite a bit of attention with his poster at ISSCR 2015 entitled “Improved Output and Functionality of IPS Derived Hematopoietic Progenitors by Multi-Layered Stress Inhibition.”

His findings and his enthusiasm were so compelling that we invited him to discuss his work here.

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We are initiating a series of blog posts featuring interviews with outstanding researchers that are changing, at a fundamental level, our understanding of the in vitro world.

These researchers, in different countries and in different stages of their careers, are gathering and publishing critical data on physiologically relevant cellular environments.

Compelling Evidence for Oxygen Control

during Cord Blood Cell Handling

Learn why oxygen control matters for cord blood cells in our post below.

We are continuing our discussion of a recent paper in Cell (paywalled) [1] from the Broxmeyer group at Indiana University in our post on how in vivo research is affected by room air temperature.