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This micrograph shows a single macrophage.
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Reviving Outdated Diabetes Drug Offers Potential for New Treatments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.
Prototype of the ExoArc system.
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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.
Transmission electron microscope (TEM) image of the bacterial cell with an extracellular vesicle attached.
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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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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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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.
Cancer cells.
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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.
Cancer cells adhered to a surface.
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Cell-to-Cell Communication in Cancer

We typically think of a cancerous tumor as a bunch of abnormal cells gone rogue, but the situation is more complicated. This article will explore cell-to-cell communication’s role in cancer development, its influence on metastasis and how research is expanding our knowledge of the disease.
Neuron shapes shown in gold.
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Brain Cell Activation in Mice Increases Life Span

Activating a critical communication pathway that links the brain and fat tissue may slow the effects of advancing age.
Mouldy strawberries.
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Plants Use “Trojan Horse” To Fight Mold Invasions

UC Riverside scientists have discovered a stealth molecular weapon that plants use to attack the cells of invading gray mold.
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