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How Much Can a Cell Uptake?

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Immunological research at the University of Haifa, Israel, has made a new breakthrough, revealing a critical component in the "decision-making" process of white blood cells that play a role in healing from bacterial inflammation.

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t cell therapy, Adoptive Immunotherapy, adoptive t cell transfer, Metastatic Melanoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Neuroblastoma, Immunotherapy, T Cell, Microfluidic Device, Biomarker, t cell age, T cell Assays

Researchers Predict Age of T Cells to Improve Cancer Treatment

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The effectiveness of the cancer therapy known as adoptive T cell transfer is limited by the cells’ finite lifespan. Researchers have now addressed this limitation by accurately predicting cell age & quality. Infusing only young functional cells into a patient should improve the therapeutic outcome.

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Leptin, Hunger, Appetite, Joel Elmquist, Hypothalamic, Internal Medicine

Signaling Path in Brain May Prevent That ‘I’m Full’ Message

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a signaling pathway in the brain that’s sufficient to induce cellular leptin resistance, a problem that decreases the body’s ability to “hear” that it is full and should stop eating.

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Improved Muscle Performance, Critical limb ischemia (CLI), skeletal muscle, ERR gamma, slow twitch fibers

Scientists Discover Genetic Switch That Increases Muscle Blood Supply

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Many people suffer from a devastating condition known as critical limb ischemia (CLI) that can lead to muscle wasting and even amputation. The disease is linked to the blockage of blood flow to the skeletal muscle and current treatment options include rehabilitative exercise and surgical bypass of blood vessels. New preclinical research suggests there may be a way to restore blood supply in skeletal muscle without traditional intervention.

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Intestinal Disorders, Cancer, Anti-Tumor, brith defects

Scientific Serendipity

Compound useful for studying birth defects may also have anti-tumor properties, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

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Metabolic Diseases, Neurobiology, Medical Genetics, Sanfilippo Disease

New Marker Found for Sanfilippo Disease

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Jeffrey D. Esko, PhD, professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, describe the build-up of a novel secondary metabolite in Sanfilippo disease, a discovery that could improve understanding of the pathology of Sanfilippo disease and refine diagnostic techniques.

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Protein and microRNA Block Cellular Transition Vital to Metastasis

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Like a bounty hunter returning escapees to custody, a cancer-fighting gene converts organ cells that change into highly mobile stem cells back to their original, stationary state, researchers report online at Nature Cell Biology.

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Lung Cancer, Rb2/P130, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Study Uncovers Mechanisms that Control Rb2/p130 Gene Expression in Lung Cancer

A new study uncovers mechanisms that control Rb2/p130 gene expression in lung cancer and reveals why the gene is expressed differently in small and non-small lung cancer cells.

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Hesham Sadek, eric olson, Heart, Cardiology, Regenerate, Cardiomyocyte

Newborn Heart Muscle Can Grow Back by Itself

In a promising science-fiction-meets-real-world juxtaposition, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely.

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Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, stuctural biology, Molecular Biology

Researchers Describe the Pump That Bacteria Use to Resist Drugs

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A research team led by Edward Yu of Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is identifying the structure of pumps that allow bacteria to resist toxins. Their discoveries are published in the Feb. 24 issue of the journal Nature.







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