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

Cryobiology Articles

UT Southwestern gets new cryo-electron microscope
There's a powerful new way of looking at disease at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. It's called the cryo-electron microscope, or cryo-EM.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: not rated

Lower Temperature Increases Virus Production
A team of molecular biologists have developed a method of increasing production of the retroviral vectors by a factor of five or 10. This is done by reducing the temperature to 32oC.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: not rated

MIT team achieves coldest temperature ever
MIT scientists have cooled a sodium gas to the lowest temperature ever recorded -- only half-a-billionth of a degree above absolute zero.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 3.00

A Woman's Egg Can Be Freezer Friendly, If You Go Easy On The Salt
Biologists in New Jersey now say they have overcome the problem, by abandoning the idea that eggs should be frozen in a solution that resembles body fluids.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 5.00

Genebanks: Preserving genetic diversity for Earth’s future
The idea of freezing and storing the genetic materials of endangered plants and animals in some offsite location sounds more like a Jurassic Park sequel than a reality, but it is something that is in the works.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 7.80

Mouse Study Trumpets New Way To Preserve Species
Researchers have transplanted ovarian tissue, collected from an African elephant and frozen for preservation, into a mouse, inducing the mouse to successfully produce an elephant oocyte, or egg.

Date: 17 Feb 2007, Rating: 3.00

Reptile freeze tolerance: Metabolism and gene expression
The article is a review of the studies concerning freeze tolerance of reptiles in terms of gene expression and metabolism

Date: 27 Oct 2006, Rating: 6.47, 11 pages

Is a review of standard procedures for cryopreservation needed?
In this article the authors examined a number of issues related to vapour storage which need careful consideration, including safety, cost and the effectiveness of various storage techniques in maintaining gamete and embryo viability.

Date: 27 Oct 2006, Rating: 1.43, 9 pages

Sperm cryopreservation: is there a significant risk of cross-contamination?
The author expressed opinions on the issue regarding the risk of cross-contamination of sperm cryopreservation...

Date: 27 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.67

Applications for cryopreserved blood vessels in pharmacological research
Abstract: The development of drugs in cardiovascular research involves in vitro studies that are generally performed on freshly isolated blood vessels.

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.00

Cyosurgery in curing cancer
Modern medicine has many new, inovative techniques of dealing with the tough diseases that attack our body, most of them still at the beginning or in research. One of these methods that has a good potential is cryosurgery.

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.67

Cryobiology - a science of the future
Cryobiology is a part of biology that studies life at low temperatures, temperatures that are too low to sustain it.

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 8.83

Cryopreserved microvascular conduits: current applications and future prospects
Abstract: Modern cryopreservation techniques have resulted in the clinical use of cryopreserved allograft heart valves and large diameter veins.

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 1.00

Proteoglycan content in fresh and cryopreserved porcine aortic tissue
Abstract: Quantitative analysis of proteoglycans (PGs) revealed that the content of PG material from cryopreserved aorta, measured as uronate-positive material, was similar to that from fresh tissue

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Cryopreservation of Sperm From Adolescents and Adults With Malignancies
In this study, an update of the previous study that consists of 72 additional adolescent patients (previously, 39 patients) is presented.

Date: 11 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Human ovarian tissue cryopreservation: indications and feasibility
The study evaluated the feasibility of long-term cryopreservation of ovarian tissue in women and young girls admitted to undergo treatments that would probably render them sterile

Date: 11 Oct 2006, Rating: 6.00, 8 pages

Cryopreservation Induces an Apoptosis-Like Mechanism in Bull Sperm
Results are presented concerning apoptosis markers, which shed light on the effects of cryopreservation on bovine spermatozoa.

Date: 11 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.00, 8 pages

Effect of antifreeze proteins on the motility of ram spermatozoa
The effect of the antifreeze peptide type I (AFP) from Winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, and the antifreeze glycoprotein (AFGP) from Antarctic cod..

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Cryoprotection of yeast by alcohols during rapid freezing
We have investigated the cryoprotective effect of alcohols on Saccharomyces cerevisiae and other yeast under various freezing conditions.

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Release of ATP from cholinergic synaptic vesicles during freeze-thaw cycling
Cholinergic synaptic vesicles were isolated from Torpedo californica and subjected to repeated freeze/thraw (F/T) cycles.

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated