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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 Brain Might Not Be a Blank Slate at Birth After All

Locke argued that the brain is a "tabula rasa" at birth. Neurobiology has mostly agreed with this notion, until recently. Dr. George Dragoi presents a new theory for neurodevelopment that points to the existence of a pre-existing dynamic in the brain.
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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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Cell-to-Cell Communication in Cancer

We typically think of a cancerous tumor as a bunch of abnormal cells gone rogue, but the situation is more complicated. This article will explore cell-to-cell communication’s role in cancer development, its influence on metastasis and how research is expanding our knowledge of the disease.
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What Role Does Beauty Have in the World of Science?

In this interview, Dr. Brandon Vaidyanathan describes what is meant by “beauty” in science, how it can be studied and the implications of such research.
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The Applications of Cell Therapy

Cell therapy refers to the transplantation of human cells to either replace or repair damaged tissues and/or cells. In this article, we expand upon the applications of cell therapy, including its utility in cancer, regenerative medicine and autoimmunity.
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What We Know – And Don’t Know – About PCOS

Up to 70% of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) remain undiagnosed worldwide. In this article, we take a deep dive into the PCOS research landscape. How is the disorder diagnosed? What causes it? What treatments are available?
Illustration of gloved hands using scissors and tweezers to alter a DNA double helix.
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Genetic Modification Techniques and Applications

Manipulating genetics has helped mankind in numerous ways. In this article, we consider genetic modification strategies, including genome editing and genetic engineering, the techniques used to achieve them and purposes to which they are applied.
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Exploring the Latest Advances in Transcriptomics

This article explores the latest technologies currently in use for transcriptomic research. It also highlights the latest advancements in transcriptomics technology, focusing on single-cell, spatiotemporal and the “dark-transcriptome”.
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Discover How To Publish in High-Ranking Journals With Barbara Cheifet

Technology Networks invited chief editor at Nature Biotechnology, Barbara Cheifet, to an Ask Me Anything session to answer questions about the biggest challenges in scientific publishing and how to get work published in high-ranking journals.
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