Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients

The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.

The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.

cell and molecular biology
Image of the Day: On the Mend
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Reprogrammed cells fix wounds in living mice.
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
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Ruth Williams | Jul 11, 2018
Researchers plan to turn cancer cells into defectors, engineering them to kill the tumors from whence they came, and have tested the approach in mice.
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
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Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.
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Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2016
The unicellular ancestor of animals may have harbored some of the molecular tools that its many-celled descendants use to coordinate and direct cell differentiation and function, scientists show.
Kissing Cousins
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Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
Researchers discover a completely novel mechanism of cell signaling involving soluble chemokines and their transmembrane equivalents.
Michael Smith: Biomechanic
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Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University. Age: 37
Modified Toxin to Treat Obesity?
Modified Toxin to Treat Obesity?
Dan Cossins | May 29, 2013
Researchers show that a synthetic peptide derived from a sea anemone toxin has potent weight-regulating effects in a mouse model of obesity.
 
Cell-Based Computing Goes Analog
Cell-Based Computing Goes Analog
Sabrina Richards | May 20, 2013
Synthetic biologists are looking to analog, not digital, circuits to create cell-based calculators that can add, divide, and even perform algorithms.
From Toxins to Therapeutics
From Toxins to Therapeutics
Dan Cossins | Mar 19, 2013
Researchers are finding new drugs for chronic pain and autoimmune diseases by modifying animal venom-derived molecules that target the nervous and immune systems.