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iPSC-derived astrocyte kits

Human cell culture specialists Axol Bioscience expand iPSC-derived cell range to include progenitor and mature astrocytes



Animal-free recombinant supplements

Study findings on industrial cell culture and stem and therapeutic cell culture to be presented at the 2011 ESACT



Supplements induce stem cell genetic abnormalities

High doses of antioxidant nutritional supplements, such as vitamins C and E, can increase genetic abnormalities in cells, which may predispose supplement-takers to developing cancer, according to a new study.



Supplements may reduce breast cancer risk

Vitamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Calcium supplements are acting to enhance DNA repair capacity, a complex biological process involving more than 200 proteins that, if disrupted, can lead to cancer.



Bacterial 'food supplements' for small algae

To boost their diet of mineral nutrients and sunlight, small algae also feast on bacteria in order to grow and fix carbon dioxide.



Concerns over dietary supplements

Editorial examines litigation involving StarCaps dietary supplement weight loss capsules to illustrate regulatory loopholes that make it impossible for the FDA to prevent dangerous substances sold with health claims from reaching the market.



Determination of B-vitamin concentrations in supplements

The rapidly increasing usage of vitamins as supplements in foods has created a need to minimise the turnaround time of testing. Lennart Wahlström reports.



Supplements not nutritious

Selenium supplementation, for example in mineral tablets, might not be that beneficial for the majority of people according to researchers.



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