Despite the common assumption that adverse drug reactions only affect the kidney and liver, more than 600 medications inducing lung toxicity have been reported.1 Lungs are susceptible to toxicity due to their large surface
In 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that air pollution leads to 7 million deaths per year. This figure is more than the number of deaths from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
The retina is the means through which most people primarily perceive the world and for children particularly, visual defects can affect educational, social and emotional development.1 The importance of retinal disease, in
Retinal toxicity is an adverse side effect that can cause (usually irreversible) deterioration of a person’s vision, when taking certain medication. This has been seen for example in people taking Hydroxychloroquine for Malaria due to toxicity to the retinal cells. The retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) is
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of degenerative disorders of the retina, caused by mutations in one of more than 60 genes, including the genes for making rhodopsin, pre-mRNA processing factors and usherin. The genes
Antibacterial resistance is an ever-increasing concern for today’s society. As more bacterial strains become resistant to greater numbers of antibiotics, we could see modern-day healthcare rewind back to the mid-1940’s, when antibiotics
2018 has been a significant year for Newcells Biotech. We have secured substantial investment, launched new, ground-breaking products, attended global events and expanded our every growing team. Here are some of our defining moments
Congress Round-Up The International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology (ESTIV2018) organised by the European Society of Toxicology was held in Berlin this October 2018. This year marks its 20th meeting, with the general theme of new approach
Retinal organoids are becoming a powerful tool in the process of drug discovery, as recently shown by researchers at Newcells Biotech and Newcastle University in a study led by Professor Majlinda Lako
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains the commonest cause of blindness in the developed world. This review article by Dr Valeria Chichagova and Dr Dean Hallam provides an overview of progress made, ongoing studies and challenges ahead.
Current cell assays for in vitro screening are based on genetically modified cell lines which are crude models of human biology.
The discovery in 2007 that cells isolated from mature human tissues can be reprogrammed into cells that show pluripotency was a major breakthrough in stem cell science.