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Anemia: New Insights into Blood Cell Formation

Every day, stem cells in our bone marrow produce billions of new red blood cells. Any disruption in this process can result in serious disease. Researchers from Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Harvard Medical School have succeeded in furthering our understanding of how blood cells are formed. Their insights into the molecular foundations of this process may help break new ground in the treatment of certain types of anemia. The results of this study have been published in Cell.

Urothelial Cancer: New Non-Invasive Test Provides Early Detection

Urothelial cancers of the bladder and upper urinary tract are among the most common cancers encountered worldwide. In the U.S, urothelial cancers are among the most costly cancers to treat. With early diagnosis, followed by surgery, most urothelial cancers can be cured.

Now researchers have developed a highly sensitive and specific non-invasive test as a biomarker for early detection of urothelial cancers. Details of this method known as UroSEEK, are published in eLife.

Chemical and Microbial Fingerprints in Forensics Science

Scientists at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Center for Microbiome Innovation have combined technologies that detect the presence of microbes and chemicals to identify "who touched what" in a man-made space. The new method, reported in Scientific Reports, could have a variety of applications, including criminal profiling and environmental exposure studies.

Protein Crystal Nucleation Exposed In Molecular Level

Researchers team have revealed for the first time uncovered the molecular details of protein crystal nucleation, a process with great medical and scientific relevance. The team also developed a new methodology to study a broad class of systems that have remained elusive to date. The study was published in Nature.