Medical research

'Human cell atlas' maps 1 million cell types in 33 organs

An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease.

Oncology & Cancer

Reprogrammed macrophages promote spread of breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer cells abuse macrophages, a type of immune cell, to promote the settlement of cancer metastases in the lungs. The reprogrammed macrophages stimulate blood vessel cells to secrete a cocktail of metastasis-promoting ...

Immunology

Getting under the skin of an autoimmune disorder

Supporting actors sometimes steal the show. In a new study published today in Cell, researchers headed by Prof. Ido Amit at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown that supporting cells called fibroblasts, long viewed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against omicron studied

There is virtually no protection against infection with the currently circulating omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for dual-vaccinated and recovered individuals who were infected with the previous SARS-CoV-2 variants. ...

Medical research

Scientists map entire human gut at single cell resolution

If you get nervous, you might feel it in your gut. If you eat chili, your gut might revolt, but your friend can eat anything and feel great. You can pop ibuprofen like candy with no ill effects, but your friend's belly might ...

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