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Have T-cell receptors been engineered on viral capsids for targeting cancerous cells?

As explained in the answer of another question, a difficulty of cancer therapeutics is the delivery of the therapeutic to only the cancerous cells, which need to be identified among healthy cells. The ...
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What will be the state of DNA in actively protein producing cells?

DNA which is not condensed will not stain much as the Condensed dna. In case of actively protein producing cells, there will be de condensation of dna isn’t it? Then what is mentioned in my book has ...
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Peroxisomes catalase

I know peroxisome has many functions like detoxification, oxidation of certain fatty acids which leads to production of hydrogen peroxide,I wanna know how does hydrogen peroxide in cytosol gets in to ...
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Can fasting-induced autophagy impact vitiligo progression?

I recently came across a study titled "A Protective Role for Autophagy in Vitiligo" published in 2012, which is quite intriguing (source). However, the level of detail and technicality of ...
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Have the potential therapeutic applications of cell fusion between cancer cells and neural cells been investigated? [closed]

Studies have appeared on the possible role that cell fusion plays in the formation of certain cancers. For instance, Sitar et al. (2019) have looked into the process of cell fusion in the formation of ...
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Why do we use mEq/L instead of mmol/L to quantify physiological electrolytes?

I was looking at a table in my Guyton and Hall Medical Physiology Textbook, specifically in the membrane potential chapter, and noticed that the concentrations were written in that table using the ...
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How is the structure of the different structural classes of exocrine glands relate to their functions?

Specifically speaking, how would the structures of simple tubular, branched tubular, coiled tubular, simple acinar, branched acing, compound tubular, compound acinar, tubuloacinar relate to each of ...
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If there is such thing as a senescent cell is there such thing as a senescent virus?

I think this might be a dumb question but since there is such thing as a senescent cell when during cell division, the cell is supposed to die but does not and causes problems for the human body. ...
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Result of Inclusion-cells in the I-cell disease

What happens to the cells once the body doesn't have the lysosomal enzymes to degrade lipids and such. Inclusion bodies appear, but how do they provoke so many symptoms like hepatomegaly motoric delay ...
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Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM?

Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM? Googling returns plenty of hits. Top results are businesses offering stem cells treatment for almost any ...
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Endoderm And Ectoderm

According to Wikipwdia: Ectoderm is one of the three primary germ layers in the very early embryo. The other two layers are the mesoderm (middle layer) and endoderm (most proximal layer), with the ...
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Diameters of vessels metastases spread through

As I know, one of the way tumor may metastasis is, forced by hypoxia, creating new vessels near it, connecting them to the main circulatory system and then spread cells through the blood. If ...
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Why do some neurons live longer than others?

It seems that the scientific community agrees that the development of new neurons stops between adolescence and early adulthood. ("Does the Adult Brain Really Grow New Neurons?" https://www....
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What is the difference between abnormal cells and cancerous cells?

When a biopsy reveals that cells are "abnormal" but not cancerous, what does that actually mean?
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