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Exosomes – News and Features

Tumor cell-derived EVPs under a fluorescent microscope.

Cancers in Far-Off Organs Can Alter Liver Function

Cancers often release molecules into the bloodstream that pathologically alter the liver, shifting it to an inflammatory state, causing fat buildup and impairing its normal detoxifying functions.
Three syringes filled with different color liquids, against a light blue background.

Scientists Call for Tighter Regulation of Stem Cell Treatments

After finding hundreds of clinics worldwide offering unproven stem cell "therapies" for conditions including Parkinson's and hair loss, scientists are calling for tighter regulation of stem cell treatments.
Sample tubes for clinical analysis.

Novel Method Screens Urine Samples for Proteins Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

A team of researchers has developed a technique that may reveal signs of Parkinson’s disease in urine samples.
The liver, highlighted in red, surrounded by concentric circles.

How a Fatty Liver Can Promote Colorectal Cancer Spread

Researchers have detailed, at the cellular level, how fatty liver promotes the spread of colorectal cancer to the liver, which could change how the disease is managed in some patients.
Cardiac muscle cells derived from cardiac fibroblasts.

Reverting Adult Cardiac Fibroblasts to Their Neonatal Phenotype Improves Reprogramming Efficacy

A recent study using mice has revealed a way to turn back the clock after heart attack. The researchers behind the work used RNAs to instruct cells in an injured heart to eliminate scar tissue and recreate cardiac muscle, allowing the heart to function like new again.
Blue cells, with a zoomed-in image showing how the nuclear membrane interacts with another cell.

How Brain Cells Shuttle Materials Through Neuronal Borders

For the first time, researcher have reported how a specific type of brain cells –oligodendrocyte-lineage cells – transfer material to neuronal cells.
A human T cell.

Extracellular Vesicles Boost T-Cell Response to Infection

Research shows that extracellular vesicles play an important part in the stimulation of T cells.
A brain and a tumor under the words "Applications of Liquid Biopsy"

Applications of Liquid Biopsy in Cancer and Beyond

Liquid biopsies are becoming an increasingly important tool for the early detection, prognosis and monitoring of treatment outcomes in cancer, and hold the promise of transforming the management of other diseases in the future.

A person standing on a digital weighing scale.

Researchers Suggest Explanation for Postmenopausal Weight Gain

New research has found that a reduction in estrogen receptors in the heart results in obesity in female mice, but not male mice – findings that may provide important health insights for postmenopausal women.
An image indicating what can be detected using liquid biopsy.

Liquid Biopsy Test: Protocol and Steps

In this article, we explore some of the advanced molecular techniques that are most used for detecting the main biomarkers involved in liquid biopsy.