Drop-on-Demand Cell Bioprinting via Laser Induced Side Transfer (LIST)

Researchers showed that LIST-printed HUVECS present negligible loss of viability and maintain their abilities to migrate, proliferate and form intercellular junctions.
[Scientific Reports]
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Proteomic Profiling of Striatal Tissue of a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease after Implantation of Collagen-Encapsulated Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Human umbilical cord-MSCs were encapsulated into collagen hydrogels and implanted into the striatum of hemi‐parkinsonian male Sprague Dawley rats. One or 14 days after implantation, the area of interest was dissected using a cryostat.
[Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine]
Santaella, A., Wessels, H. J. C. T., Kulkarni, P., Gloerich, J., Kuiperij, H. B., Bloem, B. R., … Verbeek, M. M. (n.d.). Proteomic profiling of striatal tissue of a rat model of Parkinson’s disease after implantation of collagen-encapsulated human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/term.3081 Cite
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Cross Talk between Mesenchymal and Glioblastoma Stem Cells: Communication beyond Controversies

The authors discuss recent findings on the complex nature of MSCs, focusing on their elusive impact on glioblastoma progression and aggressiveness by direct cell‐cell interaction and via secretome, also facing the perspectives and challenges in treatment strategies.
[Stem Cells Translational Medicine]
Bajetto, A., Thellung, S., Dellacasagrande, I., Pagano, A., Barbieri, F., & Florio, T. (n.d.). Cross talk between mesenchymal and glioblastoma stem cells: Communication beyond controversies. STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.20-0161 Cite
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Intercellular Adhesion Stiffness Moderates Cell Decoupling as a Function of Substrate Stiffness

Researchers modeled a three-dimensional cell pair on a patterned substrate, a simple laboratory setup to study intercellular interactions. They explicitly modeled focal adhesions and adherens junctions. These mechanosensing adhesions matured, becoming stabilized by force.
[Biophysical Journal]
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Nanoparticle Delivery of Immunostimulatory Oligonucleotides Enhances Response to Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapeutics

Researchers found that their engineered nanoparticles carrying a CpG DNA ligand of TLR9 could suppress tumor growth in several animal models of various cancers, resulting in an abscopal effect on distant tumors, and improving responsiveness to anti-CTLA4 treatment with combinatorial effects after intratumoral administration.
[Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America]
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Allosteric Communications between Domains Modulate the Activity of Matrix Metalloprotease-1

Investigators showed that communications between the catalytic and hemopexin domains of matrix metalloprotease-1 on type-1 collagen fibrils correlated with its activity.
[Biophysical Journal]
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LiQD Cornea: Pro-Regeneration Collagen Mimetics as Patches and Alternatives to Corneal Transplantation

The self-assembling, fully defined, synthetic collagen analog is much less costly than human recombinant collagen and reduced the risk of immune rejection associated with xenogeneic materials.
[Science Advances]
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3D Printed Deformable Sensors

The authors developed an in situ 3D printing system that estimated the motion and deformation of the target surface to adapt the toolpath in real time. With this printing system, a hydrogel-based sensor was printed on a porcine lung under respiration-induced deformation.
[Science Advances]
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Humidity‐Triggered Relaxation of Polyelectrolyte Complexes as a Robust Approach to Generate Extracellular Matrix Biomimetic Films

Scientists report a facile approach to generate ECM biomimetic films based on the humidity‐triggered relaxation of polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles.
[Advanced Healthcare Materials]
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Regulation of Heterogeneous Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts: The Molecular Pathology of Activated Signaling Pathways

Pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as leukemia inhibitory factor and interleukin-6, were secreted by both cancer cells and cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs), and mediated the epigenetic modification of CAFs. This enhanced the pro-tumorigenic function of CAFs mediated by promoting actomyosin contractility and ECM remodeling to form the tracks used for collective cancer cell migration.
[Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research]
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Lassen Therapeutics Launches to Discover and Develop Novel Antibody Therapeutics Including Lead Program Targeting IL-11 to Treat Fibrosis and Oncology

Lassen Therapeutics announced it has emerged from stealth and secured $31 million in Series A financing to develop antibodies as potential treatments for fibrosis, rare diseases and oncology.
[Lassen Therapeutics]
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