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Bio-Techne Cultrex UltiMatrix Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Extract

Bio-Techne has launched the Cultrex UltiMatrix Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Extract (UltiMatrix RGF BME), an extracellular matrix hydrogel for culturing organoids and pluripotent stem cells. UltiMatrix RGF BME is a dependable, high-concentration cell scaffolding matrix with compositional and physical properties specifically designed for generating advanced 2D and 3D cell culture models. It features increased total protein content, optimized extracellular matrix protein composition, high levels of entactin, and improved tensile strength while reducing the dependency on supplemental growth factors, Bio-Techne said.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.