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Nanoparticles Spur Mouse Immune System to Attack Cancer
A study finds that engineered exosomes are effective in mice, but their potential use in humans raises safety questions.  
Nanoparticles Spur Mouse Immune System to Attack Cancer
Nanoparticles Spur Mouse Immune System to Attack Cancer

A study finds that engineered exosomes are effective in mice, but their potential use in humans raises safety questions.  

A study finds that engineered exosomes are effective in mice, but their potential use in humans raises safety questions.  

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Mouse heart cells that have taken up adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles (stained red)
Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart
Ruth Williams | Aug 20, 2021
Vesicles containing fragments of the organelles released from stressed adipocytes protect the heart against oxygen deprivation, a study in mice shows.
Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jun 1, 2020
During bacterial infection, autophagy proteins appear to regulate the release of cell-saving exosomes, which bear the brunt of toxin damage.
Exosomes, microvesicles, and apoptotic bodies: The three major types of extracellular vesicle.
Extracellular Vesicles: Applications and Potential
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Explore why extracellular vesicles are attractive candidates for new therapeutic approaches.
Infographic: How Cells Use Decoys to Defend Against Pathogens
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jun 1, 2020
Specialized exosomes sop up bacterial toxins, a study finds.
The Scientist Infographics: Editor’s Picks of 2019
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2019
This year’s most beautiful illustrations covered topics including the molecular underpinnings of Parkinson’s disease and strategies for tracking marine organisms around the world’s oceans.
Advancements in Exosome Research Tools and Diagnostics
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Chris Heger and Johan Skog will discuss exosomes, some of the latest diagnostic applications in the exosome field, and introduce Simple Western technology. 
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Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
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Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
Emma Yasinski | Apr 2, 2019
A small study finds that the tiny extracellular vesicles from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have RNA content distinct from patients with cirrhosis only.
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Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
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Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
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Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small microRNA-containing particles found in the plant can boost populations of healthy gut bacteria, and even improve colitis symptoms in mice.
Exosomes Make Their Debut in Plant Research
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019
The vesicles promote metastasis after chemotherapy, but the authors say the results shouldn’t alarm patients and may point to ways to improve treatments.
Putting Exosomes to Work
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2018
Researchers identify a handy tool for tinkering with the versatile vesicles.
Infographic: Directing Exosome Traffic
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2018
Researchers harness a protein to send cargo-carrying exosomes to mouse muscles.
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2018
Levels of tau, amyloid-β 42, and IL-10 extracted from extracellular vesicles that started out in the brain were higher in military personal suffering head injuries compared with healthy soldiers.
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2018
A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.
Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids
Ruth Williams | Mar 31, 2018
A microfluidic device collects microRNAs for analysis.
Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2017
Exosomes produced by macrophages in fatty tissue influence insulin sensitivity in distant cell types, a study finds.