Large-Scale Production of Living Brain Cells Enables Entirely New Research

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After performing a biopsy on the patient, the skin cells are transformed into brain cells that effectively imitate the disease and the age of the patient.

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Nanoparticle Delivery of Curcumin Induces Tumor Cell Death

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Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells

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8 Stories of Lab Safety Gone Wrong

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Read about eight incidents from which we can all learn important lessons about lab safety.

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Ingestible Drug-Delivery Materials May Improve Patient Treatment Compliance

Ingestible Drug-Delivery Materials May Improve Patient Treatment Compliance

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Hydrogel-based capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication.

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Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
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A team of scientists targeted the gene CtBP with a drug known as HIPP (2-hydroxy-imino phenylpyruvic acid) and were able to reduce the development of pre-cancerous polyps by half.

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A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
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The researchers are closer to understanding the source of the seizures, a gene known as GNAO1 and the transformations it can take on, and potentially stopping its devastating effects by uncovering key differences in the way it functions.

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Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
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Known as Dry Ion Localization and Locomotion (DRILL), the new device creates a swirling flow that can separate electrospray droplets depending on their size.

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