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2011-06-23 20:00:45

Scientists have made an important step forward in their understanding of cryoprotectants – compounds that act as natural 'antifreeze' to protect drugs, food and tissues stored at sub-zero temperatures.

2009-04-30 12:00:00

Cryoprotectants needed to preserve eggs for reproduction need to be given in stages, albeit rapid ones, say scientists who have developed a mathematical model that predicts optimal time for loading and unloading these drugs.

2006-08-14 17:07:33

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Sperm extracted from mice and testes that have been frozen for as long as 15 years have yielded normal, healthy offspring in a study which researchers say heralds fresh hopes for bringing back extinct species.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.