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ROCK Inhibitor for Stem Cell Cryopreservation

ROCK inhibitor for cryopreservation of stem cells

The ROCK inhibitor, Y-27632, protects stem cells from dissociation-associated apoptosis during cryopreservation and increases cell viability post-thawing. This blog post discusses why the ROCK inhibitor is required, provides evidence...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Tocris Cookson

Celebrating 25 Years of Tocris Cookson

Twenty five years ago, Tocris Neuramin and Cookson Chemicals merged to form Tocris Cookson, which remains our trading name to this day. Since then, Tocris has provided the life science community with the latest and most innovative...

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Using Chemical Probes – A Brief Guide

Using Chemical Probes

With such a high level of discussion around the reproducibility of experiments described in the peer-reviewed literature, it is becoming increasingly prudent to scrutinize the tools that we use to conduct our research. Selecting a “good” probe is key to generating reliable and...

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Developing Chemical Probes for Epigenetic Targets

Developing Chemical Probes for Epigenetic Targets

The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) was set-up in 2004, with the goal of solving the protein structures of relevance to human disease. Since then the mission has expanded to advancing drug discovery via open access...

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Targeting the Immune System in Cancer with Small Molecules

Small Molecules for Immuno-oncology

Recent clinical successes in targeting the immune system for the treatment of cancer have harnessed biologicals, including antibodies, proteins, engineered cells and oncolytic viruses. Small molecules directed at the immune system offer advantages over...

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RAS - The Undruggable Target

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Long-termed the “undruggable target”, RAS has recently recaptured the attention of cancer researchers. A new understanding of this target has once again reignited hopes of modulating it to tackle some of the most lethal cancers.

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New Website, Same Trusted Supplier

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We are delighted to introduce you to our new website. We felt it was time to modernize the look and feel of the site, as well as add some exciting new functionality, which is outlined below. When...

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