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Single-Cell Analysis – News and Features

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How Tumors Create Cancer-Promoting Immune Cells

According to research, soft-tissue sarcomas produce a protein that switches immune cells from tumor-attacking to tumor-promoting.
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Dissecting the Complexity of the Brain at a Single-Cell Level

Understanding the brain requires an in-depth knowledge of its components. Advanced single-cell sequencing technologies are enabling researchers to explore the secrets of this complex and mysterious organ in unprecedented detail.
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New Mechanism Causes Both Inflammation and Immunosuppression in Tumors

Researchers have identified the mechanism by which active inflammation occurs in parallel with immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment.
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Alternative Route That Cells Take To Make Organs Uncovered

Extra-embryonic stem cells have been used to identify an alternative route by which organs develop in the embryo.
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Differentiation Protocol Could Improve Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Macular Degeneration

Scientists have tested and confirmed a protocol for growing human embryonic stem cells into retina cells to treat eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.
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Mathematical Approach Shows Tumor mRNA Levels Predict Cancer Outcomes

Researchers have developed a new approach to quantify tumor-specific total mRNA levels from patient tumor samples, which could serve as a prognostic biomarker for many types of cancers.

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Stress Protein Could Be a Good Target for Future Cancer Drugs

Inhibiting a stress protein that is upregulated in many different cancer types could provide a new strategy for future cancer drugs.
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AI Distinguishes Cancer Cells From Healthy Ones

A machine learning program has been used to distinguish between cancerous and healthy cells by identifying patterns in characteristic combinations of genes.
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Tying Human Genes to Their Function Using CRISPR Technology

Researchers have expanded on data from the Human Genome Project, using their single-cell sequencing tool – Perturb-seq – to link each human gene to its function and create a free resource for other researchers.
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Heart Disease May Be Worsened by Aggressive T Cells

T cells that attack apolipoprotein B, the main component of "bad" cholesterol, could be contributing to inflammation that worsens heart disease.
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