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Single-cell study of tumor samples

Single-cell immunofluorescence in specimens from colon biopsies. (Alan J. Simmons, Vanderbilt University) Click for a full size image Single-cell study of tumor samples by Leigh MacMillan The presence of various cell types in tumors – cellular heterogeneity – makes treatment ...

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Preparing for a return of pox

Preparing for a return of pox by Bill Snyder Smallpox killed upwards of 500 million people in the 20th century before the virus was eradicated from the earth by large-scale vaccination campaigns. Close relatives in the poxvirus family, including cowpox ...

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Inside an Asthma Attack

Two kinds of imaging—optical coherence tomorgraphy and mechano-microscopy—reveal airway volume and thickness during an asthma attack (left) and an estimation of the force with which the airway muscle contracts. Image: Mass General Click for a full size image Inside an ...

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