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garthur

I have a PhD from the University of Leicester, UK, and my research interests include immunology and inflammation, primary human cell culture and isolation, and ion channel electrophysiology. I am also a Communication Officer for the British Association of Lung Research and a freelance science writer for the Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Articles by garthur:

How to Culture Primary Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells

Human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) are a challenge to culture. As highly specialised cells that exist in carefully ordered multi-layered structures, they are especially fickle and finding optimum conditions to keep them happy is tricky. The cultures are also extremely sensitive to tiny changes in routine or environment. However, there are certain basic principles that…

09 Jul 2016 Cells and Model Organisms