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Cancer diagnostics

Advances in the isolation of cancer biomarkers in blood and in imaging probes will make a difference in the early detection of cancer.

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The characterization of protein–protein interactions by combined single-molecule pull-down and single-molecule co-immunoprecipitation assays uncovers, for specific cancers, their dependence on signalling complexes of the human epidermal growth-factor receptor.

Article | | Nature Biomedical Engineering

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An inexpensive assay that uses thermophoresis to concentrate cancer extracellular vesicles bound to aptamers specific for target proteins on the vesicles’ surface, can classify cancer patients according to cancer type and stage.

News & Views | | Nature Biomedical Engineering

A scalable and fast method for profiling single-molecule protein–protein interactions predicts the sensitivity of cells to inhibitors of the epidermal growth factor receptor, which is typically overexpressed in cancer.

News & Views | | Nature Biomedical Engineering