May 15, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 10)
Strong Points: Clean site design, frequently updated
Weak Points: Cannot browse by topic
Cells—miraculous little things, wouldn’t you say? As the building blocks of all living things, cells are increasingly finding time in the spotlight due to their clinical importance. Not only can they be grown in cultures, they can also be grown in the lab to make organs and can also be given directly to patients as cell therapy treatments. The Cell Trials website lets readers stay up-to-date on the latest in the cell therapy field through blog posts about cell therapy clinical trials, stem cell research, regenerative medication, and other related topics. The site is cleanly designed and minimalist, presenting the blog articles in chronological order, with the newest at the top of the page. The right-hand menu bar allows users to click to “featured posts” or recently made comments, although there is no option to view posts related to a given topic. Instead, one can only enter keywords in the search field.