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Viral Protein Behind Chronic Inflammation in People with HIV: Study
The HIV protein Nef can cause long-term genetic changes that lead to hyperreactive immune cells, according to research in human cells and mice. 
Viral Protein Behind Chronic Inflammation in People with HIV: Study
Viral Protein Behind Chronic Inflammation in People with HIV: Study

The HIV protein Nef can cause long-term genetic changes that lead to hyperreactive immune cells, according to research in human cells and mice. 

The HIV protein Nef can cause long-term genetic changes that lead to hyperreactive immune cells, according to research in human cells and mice. 

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Exosome Scientist Douglas Taylor Stole and Mislabeled Images: Report
Katherine Irving | Nov 23, 2022 | 2 min read
Taylor, formerly of the University of Louisville, is known for his discovery of and research on tumor-secreted exosomes.  
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Vesicles from Young Mice Alleviate Signs of Aging in Older Animals
Catherine Offord | Oct 19, 2022 | 4 min read
Mice that received the stem cell–derived treatment were less frail compared with controls, a study reports.
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Extracellular Vesicles: Applications and Potential
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences | 1 min read
Explore why extracellular vesicles are attractive candidates for new therapeutic approaches.
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Nanoparticles Spur Mouse Immune System to Attack Cancer
Shafaq Zia | Sep 13, 2022 | 2 min read
A study finds that engineered exosomes are effective in mice, but their potential use in humans raises safety questions.  
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Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart
Ruth Williams | Aug 20, 2021 | 3 min read
Vesicles containing fragments of the organelles released from stressed adipocytes protect the heart against oxygen deprivation, a study in mice shows.
Advancements in Exosome Research Tools and Diagnostics
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Chris Heger and Johan Skog will discuss exosomes, some of the latest diagnostic applications in the exosome field, and introduce Simple Western technology. 
Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jun 1, 2020 | 3 min read
During bacterial infection, autophagy proteins appear to regulate the release of cell-saving exosomes, which bear the brunt of toxin damage.
Infographic: How Cells Use Decoys to Defend Against Pathogens
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jun 1, 2020 | 1 min read
Specialized exosomes sop up bacterial toxins, a study finds.
The Scientist Infographics: Editor’s Picks of 2019
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2019 | 3 min read
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.
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Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019 | 6 min read
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 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
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 | 3 min read
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 | 1 min read
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 | 10+ min read
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 | 4 min read
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 | 3 min read
Researchers identify a handy tool for tinkering with the versatile vesicles.
Infographic: Directing Exosome Traffic
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers harness a protein to send cargo-carrying exosomes to mouse muscles.
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2018 | 2 min read
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.
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