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Spatial Biology – News and Features

A plastic model of a kidney held in a person's hand.
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Six Novel Urine Biomarkers Discovered for Active Renal Lupus

Six proteins found in urine have been identified as biomarkers for lupus nephritis, which may help the early identification of renal involvement in lupus.
Cancer cells.
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Non-Cancerous Cells May Help Predict Prostate Cancer Spread

Non-cancerous cells called stromal cells may be useful in assessing these tumors’ potential to spread, and may even be targets for future prostate cancer treatments
Computer-generated image of some cells.
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Energy-Starved Breast Cancer Cells Scavenge From Their Surroundings

Breast cancer cells can consume their surroundings to overcome starvation and continue cell growth, according to a new study, which describes a previously unknown method of cancer cell survival.
Cells.
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Scientists Create a Single-Cell Atlas of the Human Placenta During Labor

During childbirth, numerous physiological and cellular transformations take place in both the mother and infant. Scientists have created a single-cell atlas of the human placenta during labor.
Stem cells.
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Mapping the Genome of Oral Stem Cells Holds Hope for Regenerative Medicine

Comparisons of two stem cell populations from extracted wisdom teeth demonstrates significant differences in the cells’ differentiation potential.
Cells dividing.
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How Stem Cell Embryo Models Won Method of the Year

A collection of ingenious biological tools for studying the genesis of life has been awarded Nature Methods’ coveted Method of the Year award for 2023
Cells.
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Alzheimer's May Be Driven by “Exhausted” Immune Cells

New research demonstrates that microglia, the immune cells of the brain, wither away as Alzheimer’s takes hold in both mice and humans, and that APOE4, a key gene variant implicated in Alzheimer’s, may mediate these changes.
AI written on a computer chip.
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AI Tool Interprets Cancer Imaging With “Unprecedented Clarity”

Penn Medicine researchers developed an artificial intelligence tool to quickly analyze gene activities in medical images and provide single-cell insight into diseases in tissues and tissue microenvironments.
A healthcare worker tends to a patient receiving treatment in the hospital.
Article

Improving Cancer Patient Care With Professor Mark Lawler

Precision medicine and immunotherapy have the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment, but challenges must be addressed to ensure their smooth integration into clinical practice.
A strand of RNA.
Article

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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