Mimicking Nature In Cryopreservation
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Alexandre is a Post-doc Researcher at the New University of Lisbon.


Mimicking Nature In Cryopreservation

Freezing is regarded as the best technique for long-term preservation of food, organs, and even living organisms. As temperature drops, reactions slow down and microbial activity is reduced to a minimum. Although it is the technique of choice when it comes to preservation, cryopreservation poses several challenges. Water is the most common component of cells in living organisms, and when the temperature drops, water is turned into ice. That same component that is essential to live becomes deleterious. Upon freezing,...

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