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Different Types of T Cells

November 2020

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T Cells T Cells, or T lymphocytes, are a major part of the immune system. They are cells specifically designed to fight infections they have not yet encountered. As part of any research, there may be a time when you need T cells for isolation. They mature in the thymus until released into the bloodstream as naive T cells. Naive T cells are unassigned T lymphocytes that search for an …

Using Akadeum’s Mouse T Cell Isolation Kit to study the affect of dietary alterations on immune cells

October 2020

“Akadeum cell isolation kits isolate high purity samples in a matter of minutes, no magnets needed!” At Akadeum Life Sciences, we love to hear how our products perform in real-world research that is happening in laboratories across the country. A research group at a prestigious east coast laboratory recently used the Mouse T Cell Isolation Kit from Akadeum Life Sciences in the course of their research into understanding the link …

CTCs: What are They and How Can They Help?

October 2020

Antibodies of a cell destroy a virus

Circulating Tumor Cells When a tumor is present in the human body, cells naturally eliminate in the beginning stages of formation and growth. These residual fragments in the bloodstream are called circulating tumor cells (CTCs). CTCs are highly valued in the medical research community because they can alert doctors to the presence of a tumor before imaging. By working backwards, scientists can use CTCs to identify the approximate size and …

Isolating Unique Cell Populations – Quickly, Gently, and Efficiently!

September 2020

Have you run into this problem before?   You’re studying a rare or limited cell population. You prepare your sample and run fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS™). It’s time consuming. The longer it takes, the more cell death happens. You’re having trouble collecting enough cells for downstream applications. You’re frustrated. You wish there were a better way. A magic wand, perhaps.   You’re not alone. Sample preparation is critical to …

Immune Tolerance: What is Immune Tolerance & Types of Immunological Tolerance

September 2020

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Ah, the wonders of the immune system. It is undeniably powerful, protecting the body from a wide range of pathogens. At the same time, it must also avoid harming the body through excessive reactions to non-harmful materials. The immune system has the ability to recognize which molecules are produced by the body and which are not. Then, it can attack foreign invaders while avoiding self-produced antigens. When functioning properly, this …

What are Naïve Cells? Naïve T Cell, Naïve B Cell, and How to Isolate Naïve Lymphocytes

August 2020

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If you are studying the immune system, you have likely encountered naïve cells. Naïve T and B cells are key pieces of the immune system, part of the continuous process that allows lymphocytes to fight off bacteria, infections, and diseases. As part of your research, there may come a time when you need to isolate a naïve T cell or naïve B cell population from the rest of the cells …

Akadeum Is Joining the Fight Against COVID-19

April 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a need for fast and accurate methods for identifying RNA viruses through nucleic acid capture and detection. Akadeum Life Sciences is up to the challenge. In a relatively short time, the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe. This novel virus was first noted in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and arrived in the United States in January 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) called …

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