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Using Chemical Probes – A Brief Guide
With such a high level of unreproducible science in the 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 reproducible data, and it is part of our mission at the SGC to...Read more
Targeting the Immune System in Cancer with Small Molecules
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...Read more
Five Reasons to use Small Molecules in Stem Cell Research
Stem cells are defined by their ability to differentiate into specialized cells and to self-renew. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), of which embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are an example, can differentiate into almost all...Read more
Small Molecules for Neural Induction of Stem Cells
Differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into functional neurons is an exciting area of research, with considerable therapeutic potential in neurodegenerative diseases. In the past,...Read more
New Fluorescent Dyes for Super-resolution Microscopy
Fluorescence imaging is an essential tool in biological research, which enables the visualization of proteins in live and fixed cells. The resolution of images using conventional techniques...Read more