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Gene Identified That Helps Cancer Cells Spread Around the Body

Investigators have identified a gene whose expression confers a growth advantage to metastatic cancer cells, which cause 90% of cancer-related deaths. Silencing this gene in lab models of cancer prevented metastatic cells from growing and spreading.
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Human Derived RNA Integration Fuels Chronic Hepatitis E Virus Infection

Why does Hepatitis E become chronic in some patients, and why do medications not work? To find out, an international research team led by scientists from Bochum observed a patient with chronic Hepatitis E infection over a year.
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The Friedman Test

The Friedman test can be used to compare repeated measures or samples, such as following a person's biological functions over time. In this article, we consider its assumptions, when to use it and go through a worked example.

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Industry Insight

Navigating the Complexities of Single-Cell Research

The advent of single-cell analysis has marked a transformative era in the life sciences, particularly in the field of drug development. To delve deeper into the subject, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Nora Fekete-Drimusz, head of biology at ARRALYZE. We discuss the transformative impact of single-cell analysis on life science research and explore how ARRALYZE's multifunctional single-cell platform can support those working in this area.
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Novel Antibiotic Kills Pathogenic Bacteria but Spares Healthy Gut Microbes

Researchers have developed a new antibiotic that reduced or eliminated drug-resistant bacterial infections in mouse models of acute pneumonia and sepsis while sparing healthy microbes in the mouse gut.
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Challenges and Solutions in Cell Therapy Development

In this article, we explore how researchers are tackling some of the challenges preventing cell therapies from being more widely used. We also outline advances in manufacturing and regulatory approval processes that will help expand patient access to life-changing treatments.
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Industry Insight

SLAS Europe 2024 New Product Award: Top Contenders Announced

Finalists for the New Product Award at the SLAS Europe conference showcase cutting-edge innovations in life sciences, evaluated on technical merit, commercial feasibility, originality, impact and market opportunity. Here, we take a look at the six nominees and the products competing for this year’s award.
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Drug-Like Molecule Shows Promise in Preventing Flu Infection

Scripps Research scientists have developed a potential drug-like molecule that blocks the first stage of type A influenza infection. The drug-like inhibitors block the virus from entering the body’s respiratory cells.
Cancer cells.
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First-of-its-Kind Cancer Drug Shows Anti-Tumor Activity in Animal Models

Behind the scenes, as tumors progress and gain resistance to treatment, a protein called YB-1 quietly gives directions. Now, researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind drug that inhibits YB-1, effectively silencing those orders.
The newly developed multiplexed orthogonal base editors (MOBEs) minimize unwanted edits while still achieving high levels of efficiency.
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Multiplexed Orthogonal Base Editors Install Multiple Point Mutations at Once

Researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed new, efficient genome editing tools called multiplexed orthogonal base editors (MOBEs) to install multiple point mutations at once
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