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Fibroblasts are connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
Inhibiting tumor signals can suppress the spread of cancer

Inhibiting tumor signals can suppress the spread of cancer

Fibroblasts of different pancreatic diseases exhibit distinct properties, study reveals

Fibroblasts of different pancreatic diseases exhibit distinct properties, study reveals

Continuously active antiviral coating may reduce the spread of COVID-19

Continuously active antiviral coating may reduce the spread of COVID-19

New brain cell models created to evaluate therapies for Sanfilippo C syndrome

New brain cell models created to evaluate therapies for Sanfilippo C syndrome

Reprogramming skin cells into photoreceptors to restore vision in mice

Reprogramming skin cells into photoreceptors to restore vision in mice

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

Lasers turn metal surfaces into bacteria killers

Lasers turn metal surfaces into bacteria killers

Brown fat cells can translate energy into heat in an unexpected way

Brown fat cells can translate energy into heat in an unexpected way

Study provides better understanding of how dangerous cancer metastases arise

Study provides better understanding of how dangerous cancer metastases arise

Newly discovered molecule in the lymphatic system could play a role in autoimmune diseases

Newly discovered molecule in the lymphatic system could play a role in autoimmune diseases

Research demonstrates control mechanism of force-induced cell-to-cell attachment

Research demonstrates control mechanism of force-induced cell-to-cell attachment

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

New inhalation therapy could relieve lung fibrosis in mice and rats

New inhalation therapy could relieve lung fibrosis in mice and rats

Aggressive cancers set up a structural framework to keep the immune system at bay

Aggressive cancers set up a structural framework to keep the immune system at bay

Scientists create world’s first model of pituitary disease using human iPS cells

Scientists create world’s first model of pituitary disease using human iPS cells

Study shows how treatment resistance develops in patients with bile duct cancer

Study shows how treatment resistance develops in patients with bile duct cancer

Study reveals cellular cross-talk between regulatory T cells and fibroblast cells in pancreatic cancer microenvironment

Study reveals cellular cross-talk between regulatory T cells and fibroblast cells in pancreatic cancer microenvironment

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study

Pancreatic cancer cells release signal to suppress immune system's attack on tumors

Pancreatic cancer cells release signal to suppress immune system's attack on tumors

New radiotracer can provide insights into how the heart recovers after myocardial infarction

New radiotracer can provide insights into how the heart recovers after myocardial infarction