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Single-molecule detection of cancer markers brings liquid biopsy closer to clinic

A fast, inexpensive yet sensitive technique to detect cancer markers is bringing researchers closer to a 'liquid biopsy' -- a test using a small sample of blood or serum to detect cancer, rather than the invasive tissue sampling routinely used for diagnosis. The method captures and counts cancer-associated microRNAs, or tiny bits of messenger molecules that are exuded from cells and can be detected in blood or serum, with single-molecule resolution.

Dec 19th, 2019

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Organic packaging to protect enzymes

Encapsulins - a kind of hollow protein balls - have the potential to protect enzymes and other proteins that are used as medicines until they reach their destination.

Dec 9th, 2019

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