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How Cardiac Mapping Can Enhance CiPA?

by Dr Jay Lu What is CiPA? The Comprehensive In Vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA) initiative is created collectively by an international multidisciplinary team of regulatory, industry, and academic scientists to develop a new paradigm for the cardiac safety evaluation of new drugs that provides a more accurate and comprehensive mechanistic-based assessment ...

July 31, 2020|

An Update on COVID-19 Potential Treatment with HCQ

by Dr Jay Lu Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been touted as a promising and effective treatment for patients with the COVID-19 infection. The drug is often recommended to be used in conjunction with azithromycin, an antibiotic. In this article, we will have a closer look at recent studies on hydroxychloroquine, which may ...

June 8, 2020|

Why iPSC Technology is Vital to Cardiac Research

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease, specifically ischemic heart disease, is the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases result in an estimated 17.9 million deaths each year, which is about 31% of all deaths worldwide (1). Medical researchers are continually working on ways to reduce those numbers ...

March 26, 2020|

Choosing the best light source for your fluorescence experiment

provided by Scientifica Learning Zone There are a variety of light sources that can be used to illuminate a sample during widefield fluorescence microscopy experiments. Choosing the most suitable one requires evaluating the properties of the light sources and balancing out their pros and cons. Here, we will introduce the three ...

March 19, 2020|

Understanding the cell as an electrical circuit Lea Goetz1 and Christian Wilms2 1UCL, London, UK 2Scientifica Ltd, Uckfield, UK Electrophysiologists frequently describe cells as electrical equivalent circuits, i.e. a combination of resistors and capacitances. In the following article, we will look at how resistance and capacitance determine the electrical properties of the cell to understand why this ...

March 12, 2020|


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