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Cryobiology

Articles on Cryobiology, the study of living organisms, organs, biological tissues, or cells at low temperatures.


Cryobiology Articles

Biologists see combined structure of cold virus and receptor molecule
Biologists determined the combined structure of a common-cold virus attached to a molecule that enables the virus to infect its host, information that ultimately may help researchers develop methods for treating certain viral infections.

Date: 11 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.40

'Frozen pictures' allow far-reaching glimpse into the cell’s protein factory
The structure of the small ribosomal subunit has been determinded at the highest resolution ever achieved by a team of Weizmann Institute and Max Planck Society scientists.

Date: 11 Jan 2008, Rating: 1.60

Key progress by Weizmann scientists in the race to unravel ribosomal structure
A team of Weizmann Institute and Max-Planck Society scientists has determined the structure of the small ribosomal subunit at the highest resolution ever achieved, including the site where protein biosynthesis begins.

Date: 11 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

New insights into protein synthesis and Hepatitis C infections
Scientists have uncovered key new information towards understanding the crucial first step in protein synthesis, the process by which the genetic code, harbored within DNA and copied into RNA, is translated into the production of proteins.

Date: 11 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.50

In Vitro Evaluation of Frozen-Thawed Stallion Semen: A Review
The article reviews methods used for in vitro evaluation of sperm, with particular emphasis on frozen-thawed stallion sperm.

Date: 26 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.81, 7 pages

The use of a new miniature cryoprobe for ablation of bone tissue: In vivo assessment of the probe and application of the method to bone in a sheep model
In this study, cryoablation methodology was applied to bone and the cooling capacity of the probe was examined in vitro and in vivo.

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Cryospray ablation (CSA) in the palliative treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus
Endoscopic cryo spray ablation warrants further investigation as a palliative treatment modality for esophageal cancer. This is the first reported case in the medical literature.

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: 10.00, 7 pages

Technique shows ratcheting motion of ribosomes
Using a technique called three-dimensional cryo-electron microscopy, researchers have detected a ratcheting rotation deep inside the cell's tiny protein-making "factory" at a key point in the protein construction process.

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.00

Zooming in on the protein-conducting channel
Researchers have gained the most detailed view yet of the heart of the translocon, a channel through which newly constructed proteins are inserted into the cell membrane.

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

UT Southwestern to get powerful electron microscope
To focus at the molecular-level on the mechanics of human cells with a clarity rarely possible, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas installed a $1.6 million state-of-the-art electron microscope and related equipment

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.33

Hepatitis C virus clamps onto protein synthesis machinery
The scientists probed how HCV utilizes its IRES by using cryo-electron microscopy to create high-resolution three-dimensional maps of the viral IRES RNA bound to a ribosome subunit, called the 40S subunit

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

US woman gives birth to baby from world's first frozen donor egg bank
Cryo eggs international is world's first frozen egg bank

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

Capturing cell protein production in action could help fight antibiotic resistance
The fight against antibiotic resistance could be aided by new 3D images of the final steps involved in manufacturing proteins in living cells

Date: 25 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.50

DNA integrity and motility of human spermatozoa after standard slow freezing versus cryoprotectant-free vitrification
The aim of our study was to compare slowly frozen and vitrified spermatozoa in terms of their post-thaw DNA integrity and motility.

Date: 19 Feb 2007, Rating: 1.20, 8 pages

Patented Process Preserves Transplant Tissues/Organs
A patent was issued recently to Organ Recovery Systems of Chicago for a method to chill body tissues and organs well below freezing without forming ice crystals.

Date: 19 Feb 2007, Rating: 1.00

Jefferson Surgeons Using New Technique To "Melt" Tumors
Surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are using a new technique to essentially "melt" away cancerous liver tumors.

Date: 19 Feb 2007, Rating: 10.00

First multi-center trial shows cryosurgery successful at treating some early-stage breast cancer
Imagine being treated for breast cancer right in your doctor's office, with an incision as small as a pinprick to show for it.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 1.50

Cryosurgery Offers New Hope For Liver Cancer Patients
A surgical procedure that literally freezes cancer in its tracks is giving hope to patients who have not been helped by traditional therapy.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 6.27

The making and breaking of microtubules
Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is capable of capturing such polymer structures without having to break them down and crystallize single subunits for x-ray diffraction analysis.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 5.00

Unraveling the viral mechanism
Using powerful computer tools and cryo-electron microscopes, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine unmasked the secrets of a tiny virus that infects bacteria...

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 5.00