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Artificial Cells That Sense and Respond to Their Environment
News   Jul 30, 2019

Researchers have created artificial cells that mimic biological cells by responding to a chemical change in their surroundings. The cells could be used to deliver and release drugs within the body.

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Creating “New Solutions” in Cancer Research: From Tumor-liquifying Microbubbles to Immune Cell Tracking
News   Jul 30, 2019

Bursting cancer cells with microscopic bubbles and analyzing the immune system in real time are just two of the initial projects at the new Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre.

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Incredible “HULLK” Controls Growth of Prostate Cancer
News   Jul 30, 2019

Cancer researchers have uncovered a novel non-coding RNA "HULLK" that may drive prostate cancer, making it an attractive therapeutic target.

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Red Wine Molecule Resveratrol Could Slash Stress (in Mice at Least)
News   Jul 29, 2019

New research suggests that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain.

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Microfluidics Device Could Diagnose Sepsis in Minutes
News   Jul 29, 2019

A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually.

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Artificial Protein Ushers In New Era of “Smart” Cell Therapies
News   Jul 29, 2019

Researchers have created “smart” cells that behave like tiny autonomous robots which, in the future, may be used to detect damage and disease, and deliver help at just the right time and in just the right amount.

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New System Keeps Heart Tissue Alive Longer to Enable Extensive Drug Testing
News   Jul 29, 2019

Researchers have developed an easily reproducible system that enables them to keep slices of human hearts alive for a longer period of time, allowing more extensive testing of new drugs and gene therapies.

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Two Drug Targets Discovered for Deadly Lung Cancer
News   Jul 29, 2019

Researchers have discovered precisely why inactive LKB1 results in lung cancer development. Their new paper highlights how LBK1 communicates with two enzymes that suppress inflammation in addition to cell growth, to block tumor growth. These findings could lead to new therapies for NSCLC.

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Stem Cell Therapy Furthers Research for Infants With Congenital Heart Disease
News   Jul 26, 2019

A Phase I clinical trial is the first research monitored by the Food and Drug Administration that demonstrates the potential of regenerative therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome through collecting, processing and injecting an infant's own stem cells directly into the heart at the time of surgery.

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Streamlining the Construction Method for Human Artificial Chromosomes
News   Jul 26, 2019

Researchers describe a new way to form an essential part of the artificial chromosome, called the centromere, by bypassing the biological requirements needed to form a natural one.

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