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Entirely New Method of Cell-to-Cell Communication Found in the Brain

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered hundreds of proteins that are constantly transported throughout the healthy brain in small membrane-enclosed sacs, revealing a new form of communication between brain cells.
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Melanoma Primes Lymph Nodes for Tumor Spread

According to a new study, melanoma cells release small extracellular packages containing the protein nerve growth factor receptor, which primes nearby lymph nodes for tumor metastases.
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Naturally Occurring Vesicles in the Blood of COVID-19 Patients Show Therapeutic Potential

Scientists have identified natural extracellular vesicles containing the ACE2 protein (evACE2) in the blood of COVID-19 patients that can block infection from broad strains of SARS-CoV-2 virus in preclinical studies.
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Progress Made Towards a Diagnostic Blood Test for Glioblastoma

Researchers are one step further to developing a blood test capable of diagnosing glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain tumor.
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Messenger Protein Passes “Notes” From Cell to Cell in Plants

By studying the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers have found that RNA messages need a special protein to escort them where they need to go and without this escort, the plant fails to develop properly.
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Exploring the Principle of Ion Exchange Chromatography and Its Applications

Ion-exchange chromatography (IEX) is a class of liquid chromatography used to separate organic and inorganic molecules, in particular biomolecules. In this article, we explore how the technique works and its applications in this context.
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Supermere "Cargo" Could Carry Clues About Cancer, Alzheimer's and COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a nanoparticle released from cells, called a “supermere,” which contains enzymes, proteins and RNA associated with multiple cancers, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and even COVID-19.
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How Neuroblastoma Cells Deal With the Dangers of Rapid Cell Division

The tumor cells found in neuroblastoma divide rapidly. This rapid division can have potentially fatal consequences for them. A new study demonstrates how the cells tackle this dilemma.
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A New Mechanism Involved in Early Melanoma Metastasis

A paper has described how exosomes released by tumors manipulate the tumor microenvironment to favor metastasis.
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Novel SERS-Based Method Could Provide Easy and Early Diagnosis for Hepatic Inflammation

Scientists have developed a novel biosensor based on aptamer-combined surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to detect inflammatory microRNA-122 (miR-122) in cell-secreted exosomes.
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