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Drug Repurposing Strategies, Challenges and Successes

In this article, we explore the evolution of drug repurposing from a serendipitous occurrence to a more formalized endeavor involving advanced computational approaches and bioengineered test beds, considering its advantages, challenges and successes.
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Dendritic Cells: Dendritic Cell Origin, Function and Related Conditions

In this article, we consider what dendritic cells are, how they are generated, their function in the body and some medical conditions related to them.
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How To Identify Predatory Conferences With Susan Veldsman

Predatory conferences mimic legitimate academic events but lack essential academic standards. Susan Veldsman, Director of the Scholarly Publication Unit at ASSAf, scrutinizes these deceptive practices in Technology Networks’ Ask Me Anything session.
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The Need To Scale Single-Cell Functional Studies

Kathrin Herbst reviews the pros and cons of various single-cell technologies and discusses the need to move to functional readouts in the future.
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The Next Chapter of Science

Join us as we explore how innovation, ethics and even aesthetics look set to influence the landscape of life science research, creating new possibilities for treating human diseases, feeding our growing population and nurturing the scientists of the future.
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Look Under the Scope – LGBT+ History Month

The theme for LGBT+ History Month this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope, celebrating the contribution of LGBT+ individuals to medicine and healthcare. Here, we explore key figures often passed over when recounting significant contributions to medicine.
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Mast Cells: Mast Cell Function, Origin and Related Conditions

In this article, we focus on one type of immune cell – the mast cell. We discuss what mast cells are, how they are generated, their function in the body and conditions related to them.
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Clearer Diagnostics, Improved Chances: The Big-Picture Impacts of Improved Cancer Diagnostic Testing

Explore how innovations in the cancer diagnostic space, particularly those focusing on simple but effective diagnostic methodologies, could make cancer screening and early detection more straightforward, improving access and outcomes for patients.
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Enhancing T-Cell Therapy: Breakthroughs in Rapid Sterility Testing

A novel technique, combining long-read sequencing and machine learning, enables rapid sterility testing in T-cell cultures. This will help accelerate treatment delivery and improve outcomes for patients undergoing cell therapy for incurable diseases.
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Vitamin D – What's the Latest Research?

What's the latest research surrounding how vitamin D affects our health? This article dives into how vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased cancer mortality and more.
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