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Detailed Map of the Skin Points to New Drug Targets for Inflammatory Diseases
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Researchers have created a highly-detailed atlas of the skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are reactivated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease. This knowledge will help to identify potential new drug targets for treating skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.

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Could the Environmental Cost of Logging and Agriculture Be Eased by Lab-Grown Plant Material?
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Researchers have proposed a method to grow plant-based materials, like wood and fiber, and have demonstrated the concept by growing a culture of wood-like cells. This method opens up the possibility of more efficient biomaterial production.

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Using Improved Patient-Derived Tumor Models To Personalize Cancer Care
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Researchers suggest a major hurdle to identifying new efficacious drugs is the paucity of models for cancer research that accurately represent patient tumors. They now provide a perspective on strategies for developing better models to help personalize cancer care.

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Infant Immune Cells Not Functionally Immature as Previously Thought
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A study has shown that putatively immature dendritic cells found in young children are able to induce robust immune responses. The results could lead to improved vaccination protocols.

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New Genetic Disorder Discovered That Affects Brain and Craniofacial Skeleton
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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a new genetic disorder characterized by developmental delays and malformations of the brain, heart and facial features.

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Treating Mice With Hormone Improves Physical Performance
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A new study shows that humans express a powerful hormone during exercise and that treating mice with the hormone improves physical performance, capacity and fitness. Researchers say the findings present new possibilities for addressing age-related physical decline.

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Teach Me in 10
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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A Leading Voice for T-Cell Expertise During COVID-19 and Beyond
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The unprecedented scale of global scientific collaboration, including the establishment of expert consortia, has played an important part in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to Professor Danny Altmann, chair of the Global T cell Expert Consortium (GTEC) about the role that T cells have in viral infections like SARS-CoV-2 and what GTEC is hoping to achieve.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Better, Faster, Stronger: 5 Trends Impacting Biopharmaceutical Science
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While 2020 has been an incredibly trying year, it has also resulted in notable achievements. These milestones, from vaccine development to new modalities, have transformed the biopharmaceutical industry.

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What are Progenitor Cells? Exploring Neural, Myeloid and Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells
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In this guide, we explore what progenitor cells are, how they differ from stem cells, and their key properties that makes them useful in the body.

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What Are Totipotent Stem Cells?
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Defining stem cells is important in research and in many fields where they are being used, such as in regenerative medicine and drug discovery. This article focuses on totipotent stem cells, the most potent of all stem cells, and answers fundamental questions such as: What are totipotent stem cells? Where can they be found? Can totipotent stem cells be induced artificially?

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