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The future of the comet assay

The International Comet Assay Workshops are a series of scientific conferences dealing with practical and theoretical aspects of the comet assay.  After the meeting, a publication featuring the major themes and ideas of the workshop was produced.  

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) & comet assay

An international collaboration of scientists from Brazil and Italy have produced a recent publication entitled: “Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Alters the Redox System of Asymptomatic HIV-Infected Individuals: A Longitudinal Study”

Monocyte Death: Macrophages, Neutrophils & Killing in Trans

Researchers at Mainz University Medical Center have shown that monocytes are impaired in DNA repair, rendering them vulnerable to genotoxic stress while monocyte-derived macrophages are DNA repair competent and genotoxic stress-resistant.

Vitamin D & DNA damage - is there a connection?

Recently, a global team of experts (from The University of Oslo, Norway, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & The Chinese University of Hong Kong) have been investigating “Vitamin D and oxidation-induced DNA damage: is there a connection?”

Novel high throughput method for comet slide processing

Researchers from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Florida International University have published a scientific report in Scientific Reports which details a novel method for the high-throughput processing of slides for the comet assay.