RNA-loaded red blood cells to vaccinate against cancer

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Nair and colleagues demonstrate that a tumor vaccine can be formulated by loading RNA into whole blood cells directly after blood draw.

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Nano-confinement reduces the chaos of DNA interactions: Bringing order to chemotherapy

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Researchers at Texas A&M have observed dynamics that could otherwise be discounted as noise in DNA/small molecule interactions.

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New strategy for individualized cancer treatment

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Dr. Xian-Zheng Zhang and co-workers have fabricated a biodegradable chimeric peptide for cancer therapy and real-time apoptosis imaging.

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Imaging with non-toxic quantum dots

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North American researchers have prepared luminescent core-shell nanoparticles from non-toxic silicon for use in biomedical imaging.

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Microscopic switch shines a light on drug delivery

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Researchers in Australia have developed a microscopic on-off light to help investigate how drug delivery systems interact with cells.

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Mimicking inflammation with a biomimetic interface

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An interface that models inflammation and infection will allow researchers to investigate biomolecular dynamics changes in local microenvironments.

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Nanoprobes allow a new kind of cancer detection

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Researchers have reported a new method for detecting cancer cells, using SERS and fluorescence dual-encoded magnetic nanoprobes.

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Book review: Standardisation in Cell and Tissue Engineering

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Professor Robert Brown of UCL’s Tissue Repair and Engineering Centre reviews Standardisation in Cell and Tissue Engineering from Elsevier.

Recombinant proteins for better hydrogels

Researchers at Nankai University report the design and engineering of a recombinant protein that can be used for drug-delivering hydrogels.

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Nanoparticle system combines chemo- and antiangiogenic therapy

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Xuesi Chen and co-workers from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry explore the potential of combining chemotherapy with antiangiogenic therapy.

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