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  • Studying the function of liver cancer genes in mini-organs

    Biology   24 May 2019   Beneartegiani
    Studying the function of liver cancer genes in mini-organs
    Organoids and cancer research Organoids are mini organs that can be grown in the lab, from a very small piece of tissue derived from a variety of organs. They have been used in cancer research for a few years, mainly by comparing organoids derived...
  • Cell changes drive breast cancer relapse

    Biology   17 May 2017   European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Cell changes drive breast cancer relapse
    In a nutshell: Residual cancer cells have tell-tale chemical traits, EMBL researchers found Chemical signature could explain how residual cells cause tumour recurrence Promising starting point for developing new therapies to prevent...
  • Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves

    Biology   16 May 2017   TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
    Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves
    Dental plaque and the viscous brown slime in drainpipes are two familiar examples of bacterial biofilms. Removing such bacterial depositions from surfaces is often very difficult, in part because they are extremely water-repellent. A team of...