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Isolating Exosomes for Cancer Diagnostics
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Exosomes offer a promising avenue for the minimally invasive diagnosis and monitoring of a range of cancers. Overcoming the challenges of isolating these small vesicles from biofluids could lead to wider adoption of exosome technologies in the clinic, and eventually translate into earlier detection and improved treatment plans for cancer patients.

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Researchers Discover a Promising Drug Target for Bowel Cancer
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The identification of this target is particularly exciting as it is unique to tumour cells, meaning that it is less toxic compared to existing therapies.

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Cryopreservation Freezing Methods and Equipment
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This article will describe the workflow, methods and equipment used for freezing, storage and thawing samples.

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Eliminating Subjectivity in Pathology
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Pathology will always remain a highly subjective medical specialty, but the more subjectivity we remove from the equation, the more we will achieve greater concordance on the correct diagnosis and, ultimately, better patient outcomes.

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Studying the Role of Astrocytes and Microglia in Neurodegenerative Disease: in vivo animal models or in vitro cell culture?
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New in vitro cell culture methods, such as three-dimensional co-cultures of primary human cells that more accurately mimic the in vivo multicellular environment can, therefore, complement or even replace in vivo studies using animal models.

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Organoids: The mini-organs advancing the study of human development and disease
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A "hot topic" in the last few years, organoids are becoming very attractive tools to study human development and disease.

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Personalised Medicine: Transforming lives one diagnosis at a time
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No longer confined to research projects and blue sky thinking, personalised medicine is having an impact in the real world, providing smarter diagnosis, guiding treatment decisions and producing better outcomes.

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AACC: Mass Spec Continues to Make Inroads
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The need for accurate, robust, and easy-to-use diagnostic tools was a common theme at this year’s AACC, which, in its 69th year, drew a record-breaking 21,300 attendees to San Diego.

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Key Challenges and Pain Points in the Global Laboratory Market
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To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.

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Industrializing Proteomics to Transform the Future of Healthcare
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With very few biomarkers having made it into clinical practice, we find out how some proteomics laboratories are using a factory-type set up to get more biomarkers into the clinic, faster.

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