When they were discovered more than 30 years ago, these microscopic sacs—called exosomes—were thought to be nothing more than the cell’s waste products. But more recent research has revealed that they help cells communicate with one another by carrying valuable cargo—like proteins and RNA, a genetic messenger molecule—to other cells. Read more . . .
What if tiny, naturally occurring bubbles emitted by cells could be harnessed as a powerful way to treat the most lethal cancers? Scientists are trying to do that for pancreatic cancer, a largely incurable disease.