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A path to translation: How 3D patient tumor avatars enable next generation precision oncology

A path to translation: How 3D patient tumor avatars enable next generation precision oncology: Cancer Cell

Expression of inducible factors reprograms CAR-T cells for enhanced function and safety

Expression of inducible factors reprograms CAR-T cells for enhanced function and safety: Cancer Cell

Largest-ever analysis finds genetic links to smoking and drinking

A study involving almost 3.4 million people with diverse ancestries has identified thousands of genetic variants associated with tobacco and alcohol use.

Largest-ever analysis finds genetic links to smoking and drinking (nature.com)

Degrowth can work — here’s how science can help

Wealthy countries can create prosperity while using less materials and energy if they abandon economic growth as an objective.

Degrowth can work — here’s how science can help (nature.com)

Moderna claims cancer vaccine success in trial of mRNA shot with Merck

Updated: Moderna claims cancer vaccine success in trial of mRNA shot with Merck – Endpoints News (endpts.com)

Monoculture of cord-blood-derived CD34+ cells by an automated, membrane-based dynamic perfusion system with a novel cytokine cocktail

The monoculture of cord-blood-derived CD34+ cells by an automated, membrane-based dynamic perfusion system with a novel cytokine cocktail: Stem Cell Reports

Novartis stays the course with cell therapy bet as competitors line up 'off-the-shelf' options

Novartis stays the course on cell therapy bet after phase 1 data (fiercebiotech.com)

Intermittent Fasting Could Put Type 2 Diabetes Patients into Remission

Intermittent Fasting Could Put Type 2 Diabetes Patients into Remission | Inside Precision Medicine

Neuroscientists have created a mood decoder that can measure depression

Researchers implanted 14 electrodes into the brains of volunteers with depression. One says it saved his life.

Neuroscientists have created a mood decoder that can measure depression | MIT Technology Review

Nuclear-fusion lab achieves ‘ignition’: what does it mean?

Researchers at the US National Ignition Facility created a reaction that made more energy than they put in.

Nuclear-fusion lab achieves ‘ignition’: what does it mean? (nature.com)

Parkinson’s disease drug hunters think outside the α-synuclein box

Parkinson’s disease drug hunters think outside the α-synuclein box | Nature Biotechnology

Biomedical sciences – Nature Feature

Biomedical sciences (nature.com)

First ‘Vagina-on-a-Chip’ Will Help Researchers Test Drugs

A new chip re-creates the human vagina’s unique microbiome

First 'Vagina-on-a-Chip' Will Help Researchers Test Drugs - Scientific American

Synthetic cytokine circuits that drive T cells into immune-excluded tumors

Synthetic cytokine circuits that drive T cells into immune-excluded tumors | Science

Gates, Bezos back $75M round for Synchron’s drill-free brain-computer interface implant

Gates, Bezos back $75M round for Synchron’s drill-free brain implant (fiercebiotech.com)

Cancer treatments boosted by immune-cell hacking

Precision-controlled CAR-T-cell immunotherapies could be used to tackle a range of tumour types.

Cancer treatments boosted by immune-cell hacking (nature.com)