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Spatial Biology – News and Features

Cancer cells.
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Lung Cancer Study Reveals Four Microenvironment Subtypes Linked to Disease Progression

Examining the immune cells in the environment around a tumour could help to predict how a person’s cancer might progress and respond to treatment, according to new research led by UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.
COVID-19.
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Macrophages Deep in Lungs Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 Infection

A previously overlooked type of immune cell allows SARS-CoV-2 to proliferate, Stanford Medicine scientists have found. The discovery has important implications for preventing severe COVID-19.
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Chromosome Locations in Individual Cells Revealed by Machine Learning

Researchers have made a significant advancement toward understanding how the human genome is organized inside a single cell.
Cancer cells.
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Distinct Microbial Signatures Identified in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Mutation

Researchers have identified microbiota signatures associated with KRAS mutations in people diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The findings suggest that gut microbes may serve as a kind of non-invasive biomarker for identifying subtypes of CRC.
A magnifying glass over human ovaries with five other human organs pictured around it.
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New “Atlas” of the Human Ovary a Step Towards Artificial Ovaries

A new “atlas” of the human ovary provides insights that could lead to treatments restoring ovarian hormone production and the ability to have biologically related children, according to University of Michigan engineers.
Cancer cells.
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Study Explores How Pancreatic Cancer Adapts to its Environment

A University of Oklahoma researcher recently advanced the knowledge of pancreatic cancer with a study about how it acclimates to and even thrives in a highly acidic environment.
A group of scientists discussing.
Industry Insight

Breaking Barriers: The Challenges Faced by 6 Biotech Start-Ups in 2024

At the European Laboratory Research and Innovation Group’s (ELRIG) Research and Innovation 2024 event, we asked a selection of start-up companies in the biotech space the same question: what are the key challenges you currently face?
A computer chip that looks like a human brain.
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AI Tool Maps Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas are rare and difficult to treat. Machine-learning tools designed at Stanford Medicine uncover distinct cellular communities that correlate with prognosis, immunotherapy success.
Ocular Fibrosis, 3D Cell Culture Image, spherical microscopy image with various colors.
Industry Insight

Bridging Academia and Industry: The Evolution of 3D Models in Drug Development

The industry's search for alternatives to traditional preclinical drug testing methods has led to a growing interest in the potential of three-dimensional (3D) in vitro models. To delve deeper into this subject, Technology Networks spoke with Madhu Lal-Nag, chief scientific officer at InSphero, a 3D in vitro model company with a mission to “modernize drug discovery in ways that inspire researchers everywhere to reach their full potential and fuel a new era of breakthrough therapies.”
A woman holding her stomach in pain.
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Endometriosis: What’s the Latest Research?

Endometriosis represents a multifaceted challenge affecting millions of individuals globally. Recent studies have massively advanced our understanding of how the condition affects individuals and is helping to improve the lives of those affected.
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