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The fluid that feeds tumor cells

Pancreatic cancer cells (nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red). By growing cancer cells in the lab, researchers can study factors that promote and prevent the formation of deadly tumors. Image: Min Yu (Eli and Edythe ...

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Visualizing Gene Expression with MRI

An illustration of aquaporin’s effect on cells. Credit: M. Shapiro Laboratory/Caltech Click for a full size image   Visualizing Gene Expression with MRI Genes tell cells what to do—for example, when to repair DNA mistakes or when to die—and can ...

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Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer

A mouse study found that ferumoxytol prompts immune cells called tumor-associated macrophages to destroy tumor cells. Amy Thomas Click for a full size image Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for ...

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