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A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk

In order to strengthen the efficacy of vaccines on the immune system, and in particular on T lymphocytes, specialized in the detection of cancer cells, researchers have developed spider silk microcapsules capable of delivering the vaccine directly to the heart of immune cells.

Jun 12th, 2018

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Gene editing just got easier

An international team of researchers has made CRISPR technology more accessible and standardized by simplifying its complex implementation.

Jun 8th, 2018

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A photosynthetic engine for artificial cells

An international team of researchers engineered a cell-like structure that harnesses photosynthesis to perform metabolic reactions, including energy harvesting, carbon fixation and cytoskeleton formation.

May 29th, 2018

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Tumor-like spheres help scientists discover smarter cancer drugs

Scientists are reporting an innovative new method to screen for potential cancer drugs. The technique makes use of tiny, three-dimensional ball-like aggregates of cells called spheroids. These structures can be used to interrogate hundreds or even thousands of compounds rapidly using a technique called high throughput screening.

May 14th, 2018

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