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Dendritic Cells: Dendritic Cell Origin, Function and Related Conditions

In this article, we consider what dendritic cells are, how they are generated, their function in the body and some medical conditions related to them.
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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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Look Under the Scope – LGBT+ History Month

The theme for LGBT+ History Month this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope, celebrating the contribution of LGBT+ individuals to medicine and healthcare. Here, we explore key figures often passed over when recounting significant contributions to medicine.
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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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Genomic Vigilance: The Key To Pandemic-Proofing Our Future

Neil Ward explores how genomic sequencing can help to strengthen global surveillance of AMR, protect existing antimicrobial therapies and safeguard the health of communities worldwide.
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Enhancing T-Cell Therapy: Breakthroughs in Rapid Sterility Testing

A novel technique, combining long-read sequencing and machine learning, enables rapid sterility testing in T-cell cultures. This will help accelerate treatment delivery and improve outcomes for patients undergoing cell therapy for incurable diseases.
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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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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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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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Eosinophils: Eosinophil Origin, Function and Related Conditions Including Eosinophilia

Immune cells come in many shapes and sizes and with numerous different properties. In this article, we consider what eosinophils are, how they are generated, their function in the body and medical conditions related to them, including eosinophilia.
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