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Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2017

New monoclonal antibodies kill both cancer-promoting immunosuppressive cells and tumor cells in culture.

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Bespoke Cell Jackets

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2014

Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.

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Mimicking Mussels

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2013

Scientists develop a gel that mimics mollusc glue to coat the insides of blood vessels.

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Milling Magic

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2012

Ion beams carve slices in frozen cells, giving biologists an interior view.

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Dynamic Delivery

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2012

Microscopic sponges made entirely of RNA enable efficient gene silencing.

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Bubble Vision

By Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012

Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.

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Delivering Silence

By Sabrina Richards | March 1, 2012

Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.

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Switching the Bait

By Edyta Zielinska | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Deep Tissue Treatment

By Tia Ghose | September 1, 2011

A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.

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