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Uncovering a promising use case for exosomes

Scientists are pursuing the biological aspects of extracellular vesicle-cell communication, to expand exosome-based delivery of growth factors that could potentially help in regenerative medicine and in controlling diseases such as cancer.

Dec 2nd, 2021

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Enhancing the workhorse: Artificial intelligence, hardware innovations boost confocal microscope's performance

To push confocal imaging to an unprecedented level of performance, researchers have invented a 'kitchen sink' confocal platform that borrows solutions from other high-powered imaging systems, adds a unifying thread of Deep Learning artificial intelligence algorithms, and successfully improves the confocal's volumetric resolution by more than 10-fold while simultaneously reducing phototoxicity.

Nov 24th, 2021

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Artificial intelligence successfully predicts protein interactions

The study identified more than 100 probable protein complexes for the first time and provided structural models for more than 700 previously uncharacterized ones. Insights into the ways pairs or groups of proteins fit together to carry out cellular processes could lead to a wealth of new drug targets.

Nov 17th, 2021

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Synthetic biology yields easy-to-use underwater adhesives

Scientists have developed a method that uses engineered microbes to produce the necessary ingredients for a biocompatible adhesive hydrogel that is as strong as spider silk and as adhesive as mussel foot protein (Mfp), which means it can stick to a myriad.

Nov 16th, 2021

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