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Exosomes – News and Features

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Intermittent Fasting Study Offers a Blueprint for Researching Diet’s Effect on the Brain

According to a study, while both diets had equally positive effects on reducing insulin resistance markers, intermittent fasting allowed for stronger improvements in memory and executive function than a standard healthy diet.
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“Message in a Bottle” Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Mice

Researchers have used small membrane bubbles – which our cells use to communicate – to deliver targeted cancer treatments to tumors in mouse models, demonstrating reduced tumor growth and extended survival in one model.
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Novel Gene Therapy Targets Disc-Related Back Pain

An estimated 40% of low-back pain cases are attributed to degeneration of the cushiony intervertebral discs that absorb shocks and provide flexibility to the spine.
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Reviving Outdated Diabetes Drug Offers Potential for New Treatments

Now, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are exploring how to isolate the positive effects of Thiazolidinediones, which could help yield new treatments that don’t come with the old side effects.
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New Device Rapidly Isolates Blood Plasma for Diagnostics and Precision Medicine

Scientists have developed a coin-sized chip that can directly isolate blood plasma from a tube of blood in just 30 minutes, which is more convenient and user-friendly as compared to the current gold standard, multi-step centrifugation process.
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Dual Anti-Tumor Vaccine Approach Developed

A research team has discovered that exosomes derived from γδ-T cells not only have direct anti-tumour effects but also, when developed into a tumour vaccine, can effectively induce a tumour-specific immune response.
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Researchers Harness Bacterial Death Signals To Combat Biofilm Growth

Bacteria can be tricked into sending death signals to stop the growth of their slimy, protective homes that lead to deadly infections, a new study demonstrates.
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Industry Insight

Using Gravity To Separate T Cells Could Speed Up Cancer Treatment

While traditional methods of cell sorting come with several challenges, microbubbles are simple to use and can separate cells without causing harm. Technology Networks spoke to Dr. Brandon McNaughton, CEO and co-founder of Akadeum to find out more about this technology, its applications and how it could improve cancer treatment.
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Industry Insight

Improving Genome Editing for Therapeutic Purposes

In this interview, John Finn tells us more about PGI, how it compares to other genome editing approaches and the benefits it could bring to genomic medicine discovery.
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Inhalable Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Animal Study

Columbia Biomedical Engineer Ke Cheng has developed a technique that uses inhalation of exosomes, or nanobubbles, to directly deliver IL-12 mRNA to the lungs of mice.
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