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New tool to track circulating cancer cells

Cancerous tumours are known to release cells into the bloodstream, and it is these circulating tumour cells or CTCs that are the sources of metastatic tumours – tumours that spread and form in distant locations in the body. ...

dateNov 22, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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How cell nuclei squeeze into tight spaces

As cells move throughout our bodies, they often have to squeeze through tight nooks and crannies in their environment, reliably springing back to their original shape. The structures involved in this process are still a mystery, ...

dateAug 22, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Capturing cell growth in 3-D

Replicating how cancer and other cells interact in the body is somewhat difficult in the lab. Biologists generally culture one cell type in plastic plates, which doesn't represent the dynamic cell interactions within living ...

dateAug 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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New catalyst yields more accurate PSA test

Say you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. You opt for surgery to remove your prostate. Three months later, a prostate surface antigen (PSA) test shows no prostate cells ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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