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Future Antiaging treatments and the case of vaccines against viruses that cause cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
There is the potential for vaccines to treat the viruses that cause up to 20% of cancers poorer countries.

Honeybees Trained to Sniff Out Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2013 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Bees may soon be able to take some of the sting out of cancer by detecting it early and getting patients into treatment sooner.

Cholesterol 'fuels' breast cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2013 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A by-product of cholesterol can fuel the deadly growth and spread of breast cancer, according to a group of scientists.

Aging cells share features with cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Chemical modifications of DNA look similar in aging and cancerous cells.

Turning back time: ageing reversed in mice

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery has implications for understanding age-related diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and diabetes.

Startup Hopes One Drop of Blood Could Diagnose All Types of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A silver bullet test to diagnose all cancers.

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable type of soft-tissue cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2014 05:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth,

'Sticky balls' may stop cancer spreading

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2014 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Cancer-killing "sticky balls" can destroy tumour cells in the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests.

Leukemia treatment given shot in the arm by artificial bone marrow development

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in the development of artificial bone marrow which expands the ability to reproduce stem cells in the lab.

Antioxidant Supplements Worsen Lung Tumors, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have long known that taking antioxidant supplements may actually increase the risk for cancer in some people. One new mouse study offers an explanation why.

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Low-gravity experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth.

Chemical imaging brings cancer tissue analysis into the digital age

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Eliminates delay of weeks for interpretation by histology specialists.

More Cancer Cases Related to Indoor Tanning than Smoking

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A recent study may show just how detrimental the ultraviolet light exposure can be, particularly when looking at other negative habits.

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered.

If it works, Guardant’s new approach to detecting cancer may save your life

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A startup has developed new technology that it claims can open a new front in the war on cancer.

Wearable glasses help surgeons view cancer​​​​​​​​ cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a wearable display to help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear.

Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to move brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The migrating cells latch onto the specially-designed nanofibers and follow them to a location where they can be captured and killed.

New Paper-Based Urine Tests Could Detect Cancer and Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer and heart disease generally requires extensively trained personnel and expensive instruments.

Cancer patient's leg kept alive by being attached to arm

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons removed a man's tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.

Genetically modified T cells induced complete remissions in advanced leukemia patients

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
88 percent achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

Robotic-assisted prostate surgery offers better cancer control, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2014 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have less need for additional cancer treatments.

Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previsously believed

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previously believed which is as Many People as Cancer and Heart Disease.

MIT researchers have discovered proteins involved in cancer metastasis

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
About 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused by tumors that have spread from their original locations.

Lung cancer rates among women in the UK increase by 73%

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Lung cancer rates among women in the UK have risen by 73% since 1975, while falling by 47% among men.

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer; glioblastoma multiforme.

One Drug to Shrink All Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
When mice with human tumors received doses of anti-CD47, which sets the immune system against tumor cells, the cancers shrank and disappeared.

IBM's Watson supercomputer takes aim at brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The cloud-based supercomputer will be used to suggest patient specific cancer treatments for glioblastoma.

Scientists are 3D Printing Whole Cancer Tumours From Scratch

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2014 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
We've seen 3D-printed cells, organs, and even body parts over the last few years. But in Philadelphia, a team of scientists is printing cancerous tumours.

Goggles help surgeons 'see' tumours

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The newly developed goggles allow surgeons to 'see' the cancer cells they need to remove.

Alzheimer's and Cancer Link Found using biomedical data and supercomputing.

Posted in Software on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists witness 'a new era of digital biology' using biomedical data and supercomputing.

Guardant Health raises $30M for its revolutionary cancer detection tech

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The startup is focused on developing a non-invasive cancer screening tool called Guardant 360 that uses blood samples instead of tissue.

Half of cancer sufferers 'live a decade or more'

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2014 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Half of people in England and Wales now being diagnosed with cancer will survive at least a decade - double the rate in the early 1970s, figures show.

iPhone app tells you if you have skin cancer in seconds

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
You can't beat cancer if you don't know if you have it or not. Fortunately, there's an app that can detect if you have skin cancer.

Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2014 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Over the next several weeks, the tumor on her forehead disappeared completely and, over time, the other tumors in her body did, too.

Herpes-loaded stem cells used to kill brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 18th May, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses.

Lab-on-a-chip can detect cancer in the early stages

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences have developed a lab-on-a-chip device that works as a very early cancer-detection system.

Miniature artificial lung could revolutionize cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The 3D-Lung tumor model helps researchers to test medications.

Centenarians 'outliving diseases of old age'

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Centenarians have found a way to beat the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease, research suggests.

Can MedGenome use genetics to predict cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Indian cancer genetic research company MedGenome says it has taken $4 million in new funding to further develop and market its genetic sequencing research.

Nanotech method boosts conventional cancer treatments in pre-clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The conventional wisdom has it that there’s no silver bullet for treating cancer.

Fungal protein found to cross blood-brain barrier

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Finding opens door to new therapies for brain infections and cancers.

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a silver spherical nanoparticle encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells.

Sharp rise in skin and liver cancer across England

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Alcohol, obesity and hepatitis B and C are the main causes of liver cancer.

Now we know why drugs don’t work on pancreatic cancer

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2014 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The trouble with treating cancer is that each type has its own quirks. The quirks of pancreatic cancer make it one of the most lethal.

Jab 'protects mice against brain tumours'

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a vaccine that they say provides some protection against brain tumors in mice.

Targeting Multiple Myeloma With Coated And Loaded Nanoparticles

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A nanoparticle that simultaneously attacks bone cancer and strengthens bone damaged by cancer.

How antioxidants can accelerate cancers, and why they don't protect against them

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Health conscious people around the globe take antioxidant supplements.

The World In 2025:

Posted in Business on 16th Jul, 2014 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Abundant solar power and food, tailored drugs and gene therapies.

Physicists reveal random nature of metastasis

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
The spreading of a cancerous tumour from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown.

New gene discovered that stops spread of deadly cancer:

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists identify gene that fights metastasis of a common lung cancer.

Cancer blood test moves closer after promising results

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test that can detect all cancers.

Cancer experts predict the end of chemotherapy in 20 years

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2014 04:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have declared that more effective cancer treatments will soon replace chemotherapy thanks to a world-first project to find the genes responsible for cancers.

One reason brain tumors are more common in men

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
New research helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females.

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2014 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest.

Breakthroughs made in ovarian cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2014 03:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Ovarian cancer is currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose early due to the lack of symptoms that are unique to the illness.

Injecting Liquid Metal Could Help Kill Tumours, Says Chinese Research Team

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Filling blood vessels with liquid metal starves nearby tissue of oxygen and nutrients.

Being overweight or obese 'linked to 10 common cancers'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Aug, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The study of five million people is the largest to date to confirm the link.

Blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Researcher have developed a new technique for using pulsed electric energy to open the blood-brain-barrier for treating brain cancer and neurological disorders.

Bacterial biosurgery shows promise for reducing the size of inoperable tumors

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2014 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Deep within most tumors lie areas that remain untouched by chemotherapy and radiation.

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Venom from scorpions or honeybees sounds like it wouldn’t do a person much good. But by directing a modified component just to tumors, researchers might leverage it into a drug.

Heart disease giving way to cancer as top killer of men

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

Researchers Say They've Discovered how to Detect Half of All Cancers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2014 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
An effective way to detect cancer which may expose half of all cancers at an early stage when it can be more easily treated.

NHS cancer services struggling, says charity

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2014 08:43 PM
by AlexMuller
NHS cancer services in England are at a "tipping point" in the wake of years of efficiency savings and the recent NHS reforms, warns Cancer Research UK.

Breast cancer test 'Angelina Jolie effect' found

Posted in Medicine on 20th Sep, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.

Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer to break away, travel through the bloodstream and start new growths elsewhere.

Tumor Paint’ brain-tumor-detecting dye gets go-ahead for clinical study

Posted in Medicine on 30th Sep, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Identifies tumor cells so surgeons don’t remove too little, leaving disease behind, or too much, removing healthy tissue.

We Are Slowly Winning the War on Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th Sep, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer mortality rate has been reduced from a peak of 215 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991 to 172 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010.

A promising method for detecting pancreatic cancer years before traditional diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
In cancer diagnosis, earlier is better; treatments are more effective and so survival is more likely too.

This Device Could Transform Diagnosis And Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Miriam detects microRNA in blood to determine whether patients might have cancer.

Nanotechnology and bioengineering are taking the fight to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps no other diseases highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancers.

Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have opened and closed the brain's protector, the blood-brain barrier, on demand. The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas that are otherwise blocked.

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.

Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2014 08:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer Research UK scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells - paving the way for new treatments.

Shift work dulls your brain: report

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability, scientists warn.

Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness.

How cannabis was used to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions.

PlanetTech News interviews Miroculus: The future of cancer detection

Posted in Interviews on 18th Nov, 2014 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A Singularity University startup working on a device to easily check for many cancers in a drop of blood.

Bladder cancer: 'Exciting' drug breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug which makes a wide range of cancers more vulnerable to the body's immune system is "exciting" and may mark a new era, say doctors.

Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.

Scientists identify promising off-switch for chronic pain

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have identified the A3 receptor in the brain as a potential off-switch for chronic pain.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide, more than currently die from cancer, by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

New pulsed-magnetic method uses nanorods to deliver drugs

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique to magnetically deliver drug-carrying nanorods to deep targets in the body using magnetic fields could transform the way tumors are treated.

New NHS centres to bring in era of DNA-medicine

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The NHS is setting up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and develop tests and drugs to target cancer and genetic disease. DNA project 'to make UK the world leader'

Life choices behind more than four in 10 cancers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Dec, 2014 04:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets.

2015 human trial of nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A human patient with late stage leukemia will be given nanobot treatment. They expect to remove the cancer within one month.

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which can cause cancer

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2014 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response.

US Cancer Death Rates Have Fallen Significantly

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2015 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
There was a 22 percent decline in the average rate of all cancer deaths from 1991 (the year it peaked) to 2011, according to the American Cancer Society.

New approach could lead cancer cells down path of destruction

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have uncovered a new method that has the potential to greatly enhance the effectiveness of existing cancer treatments.

Smart nanoparticles take aim at cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in China have developed an intelligent nanoparticle system that delivers a chemotherapeutic drug directly to the nucleus of cancer cells.

Glowing nanotech guides cancer surgery, kills remaining cancer cells

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The method should allow more accurate surgical removal of solid tumors at the same time it eradicates any remaining cancer cells.

Small Molecule Successfully Targets Telomerase to Destroy Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2015 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Treatment with 6-thio-dG resulted in rapid cell death for the vast majority of the cancer cell lines tested.

Here's why Google is making human skin

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Last year, Google revealed that it's in the early stages of creating tiny, magnetic nanoparticles that will be able to search the human body for cancer and other diseases.

Guardant Health takes another $50M for 'liquid biopsy' cancer test

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2015 01:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test that can detect changes in the genetic structure of cancer cells over time. The test has become known as a 'liquid biopsy' because it requires no tissue excision.

Fluorescent dyes can 'light up' brain cancer cells for surgery

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2015 04:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells differentiate brain tumors from normal brain tissue, and may help surgeons accurately localize and completely remove tumors.

Implantable device targets tumors using electric fields

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2015 03:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The technique uses a small device containing a reservoir of chemotherapy that can be either implanted in the tumor or placed on the skin to create the electric field.

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Synthetic antibodies that can be orally ingested to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases may replace cumbersome intravenous therapeutics.

Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse.

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance.

New laser probe identifies brain cancer cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2015 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An intraoperative handheld probe for cancer-cell-detection enables surgeons, for the first time, to detect more than 92% of invasive brain cancer cells during surgery.

New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2015 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Whether or not a gene is expressed in your body is the product of two layers of biology: the genome and the epigenome.

Lung Cancer 'Breathalyzers' to Boost Early Detection

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2015 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
There is a large push for earlier diagnosis of diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Often, by the time symptoms show up, the disease much more difficult to treat.

Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The heating power occurs at the right temperature to enable it to be used as a form of hyperthermia treatment of cancer.

A potential breakthrough in using electrical pulses to treat deadly glioblastoma brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Experiments are leading toward effective treatments for humans with glioblastoma, the most common and deadly malignant brain tumor.

Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells metastasize

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2015 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study.

Leukaemia mutations 'almost inevitable', researchers say

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2015 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukemia as you age, researchers show.

Cancer-fighting nanoparticles carry medicine to tumors in the lungs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new nanoparticle is capable of carrying cancer-fighting drugs to a tumor site in the lungs before releasing them.

A dose of extra oxygen can rev up cancer-fighting immune cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Boosting oxygen in the air helped mice with cancer battle lung and breast tumors.

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance and releases cancer drugs

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2015 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were able to shrink tumors by 90 percent in two weeks.

Pioneering surgery 'saves bowels' when removing polyps

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2015 08:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Pioneering surgeons have developed a technique to preserve the bowels when removing pre-cancerous growths.

Progress on DNA based medical nano-machines

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful in humans, and is backed by more research, the team’s work could signal a transformational moment in cancer treatment.

Ted 2015: Bacteria programmed to find tumours

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria programmed to spot tumors in the liver have been shown off at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver.

Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells.

Drinking coffee decreases the odds of getting liver cancer, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Drinking three or more of alcoholic drinks increases chances of liver cancer, but drinking coffee decreases odds, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.

Personal cancer vaccine research 'exciting' say experts

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Tailor-made cancer vaccines that target unique genetic errors in a patient's tumour have been developed in the US.

High-speed, high-res method allows imaging of a living brain

Posted in Software on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues.

The skin cancer rise is 'linked to the package holiday boom'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A boom in cheap package holidays in the 1960s is partly behind the "worrying rise" in skin cancers in pensioners, Cancer Research UK suggests.

Using sound waves to detect rare circulating cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2015 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of engineers is developing a novel way to isolate cancer cells that circulate in the bloodstream: using sound waves to separate them from blood cells.

Biologists Map the Habits of Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015 03:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Using an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on the signaling networks directing highly invasive cancer cells.

US funded Study Confirms that Chemicals in Marijuana Help Fight Brain Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2015 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
The US National Institute on Drug Abuse has officially announced that marijuana holds the power to kill cancer cells.

Breath test 'could give clues to stomach cancer risk'

Posted in Medicine on 14th Apr, 2015 01:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, an early study shows.

Modified Salmonella eats away at cancer, without a side order of food poisoning

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2015 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetically modified Salmonella strain has been shown to kill off cancer cells without nasty side effects.

Cancer treatments would be even more effective with 3D tissue modelling

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2015 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
In order to understand where to target tumors and what drugs to use on them, researchers often create simulations of these tumors in the lab.

How to get the entire immune system to attack cancer

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Stimulating both major branches of the immune system halts tumor growth more effectively.

Protein converts pancreatic cancer cells back into healthy cells

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2015 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists working in the area of pancreatic cancer research have uncovered a technique that sees cancerous cells transform back into normal healthy cells.

How to identify which cancer drugs work best for each patient

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
An implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy.

MIT is Developing an AI Cancer Diagnosis System

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer is a depressingly common activity in hospitals, but spotting subtle variations in tumour types can require sifting through hundreds of previous cases.

Blood test 'boost' in ovarian cancer fight

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Regular blood tests can detect 86% of ovarian cancers before the point at which women normally would be diagnosed, according to a trial that could lead to national screening.

IBM's Watson artificial intelligence to speed up cancer care

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM's supercomputer Watson will be used to make decisions about cancer care in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada, it has been announced.

Scientists identify novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2015 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed and tested a molecule that has the ability to disrupt the body's regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct rather than multiply.

Pfizer partnering with Ido Bachelet on DNA nanorobots

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2015 06:29 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful, and is backed by more research in the coming years, the team’s work could signal a transformation moment in cancer treatment.

How Arctic ozone hole was avoided by Montreal Protocol

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger by now if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been banned in the 1980s, according to research.

Sleeping cancer cells can 'wake up' decades later

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Blood cancer cells can avoid being killed by lying dormant, sometimes for decades.

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.

Immunology Cancer treatment could replace chemotherapy as the standard treatment

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Immunotherapy treatments use the immune system to attack cancerous cells.

First multi-organ transplant that includes skull and scalp

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A 55-year-old software developer from Texas has become the first patient to receive a scalp and skull transplant while receiving kidney and pancreas transplants.

Virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2015 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a complication of bone marrow transplants.

Nanoparticles target and kill cancer stem cells that drive tumor growth

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence. Recurrences are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional drugs.

DNA and Light Detect Cancer in the Brain, Head and Neck

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2015 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have employed an imaging technique that uses safe near-infrared light to differentiate between healthy brain tissue and that which has become cancerous.

Pancreatic cancer blood test breakthrough

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they are close to a blood test for pancreatic cancer; one of the hardest tumours to detect and treat.

Cell structure discovery advances understanding of cancer development

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A structure called 'the mesh' has been identified which helps to hold together cells. This discovery changes understanding of the cell's scaffolding.

A drug delivery nanotech system holds promise for kidney cancer

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The device, called a mesoscale nanoparticle, could help boost the usefulness of some cancer drugs.

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Irregular sleeping patterns have been 'unequivocally' shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

An anti-inflammatory 'smart drug' that activates only in high-inflammation areas

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
An important solution for immunosuppressed patients, older patients, and those undergoing chemotherapy.

Harnessing the survival powers of cancer cells could wipe out heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Genes that cancers use to proliferate could be repurposed. Researchers believe this could lead to a new treatment for people with heart disease.

A pancreatic cancer urine test developed

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has been developed by scientists.

A diagnostic platform capable of detecting over 30 Diseases in a Single Drop of Blood

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A diagnostic platform capable of assessing an individual’s real-time immune system response to specific diseases.

Laser detects brain tumour cells during surgery

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumor for the first time in Europe.

Anti-cancer vaccine uses patient’s own cancer cells to trigger immune responses

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A 'injectable cryogel whole-cell cancer vaccine' uses patient-specific harvested cancer to help the body attack cancer.

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests.

Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A small sponge-like implant that can mop up cancer cells as they move through the body has been developed by US researchers.

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world-first surgery

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2015 04:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The patient’s surgical team determined that a fully customisable 3D printed sternum and rib cage was the best option.

A new process for studying proteins associated with diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Sep, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Could pave the way for new drugs for a myriad of diseases, including cancer.

Starving cells of sugar could be the key to future cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2015 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells are cells that cheat death; rather than growing old and dying, as healthy cells do, they continue to grow and divide.

Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2015 08:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained and the findings could lead to new drugs to improve lung function.

Drugs disguised as blood cells could target cancer

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2015 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s notoriously difficult to direct cancer drugs to only the cells you want to target; they often kill many healthy cells in the process.

Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug that would sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?

Leukometer promises needle-free monitoring of the immune system

Posted in Hardware on 6th Oct, 2015 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The leukometer is a portable device that could allow patients monitor their own white blood cell counts at home.

This new computer program can diagnose cancer in just two days

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
When it comes to cancer, spotting the disease earlier can quite literally mean the difference between life and death.

Charity offers £100m for new ways to beat cancer

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A cancer charity is offering £100m in research money for international scientists to come up with new approaches to beating cancer.

Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases, each with a different prognosis, scientists have discovered.

Malaria vaccine may provide hope for a general cure for cancer

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The hunt for a vaccine against malaria has provided an unexpected side benefit for researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer.

Study shows antioxidant use may actually promote the spread of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2015 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells may benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of antioxidants by cancer patients.

Scientists find way to make leukemia cells kill each other

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The surprise finding could lead to a powerful new therapy for leukemia and possibly other cancers.

FDA approves use of engineered herpes virus to treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2015 12:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The drug, which relies upon a genetically engineered herpes virus to attack and kill the cancerous cells, is the first virotherapy drug to gain approval.

Single Drop Of Blood Will Soon Be Enough To Diagnose Most Types of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The ability to detect cancer in the blood, also called liquid biopsy, is a major advantage for the early diagnosis and detection of cancer cells.

Blood test could determine prostate cancer therapy

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2015 03:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can determine whether prostate cancer patients are likely to respond to drugs, scientists say.

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'The technology is moving very fast, the ability to target very specific regions of the genome have suddenly become much more efficient'

Researchers break blood-brain barrier with new ultrasound treatment

Posted in Medicine on 9th Nov, 2015 02:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A non-invasive way to deliver medication into the brain, opening the door to better treatments for tumours, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Exponential Medicine: AI Better Than Your Doctor at Finding Cancer

Posted in Software on 13th Nov, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
'If you detect cancer early, your probability of survival is 10 times higher.'

Beyond telomerase: another enzyme discovered critical to maintaining telomere length

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2015 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A new discovery is expected to speed up our understanding of short-telomere-related diseases and cancers.

Injectable, intelligent gel targets cancer at the source

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
A T cell-loaded biogel that can be injected directly into the tumor for a targeted, less laborious approach to immunotherapy.

Ultrasound captures rat brain in microscopic 3D

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 02:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed an ultrasound technique that can rapidly build up a 3D view of a network of blood vessels, in microscopic detail.

'Nanobombs' that blow up cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles that contain a chemical used in baking bread that make cancer cells swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light.

Electromagnetic field therapy may improve brain tumor survival

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2015 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Tumor-Treating Fields interfere with the growth of tumors by disrupting the process of cell division, causing them to fragment.

Scientists discover how cancer cells escape blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2015 04:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A finding that could help them develop drugs that inhibit this process and prevent cancers from metastasizing.

Magnesium may be beneficial in preventing pancreatic cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The overall occurrence of pancreatic cancer has not significantly changed since 2002, but the mortality rate has increased annually from 2002 to 2011.

Fluorescent agent could help surgeons remove all of tumor first time

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2016 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A new injectable agent that makes cancer cells in a tumor fluoresce, could help surgeons remove all of the cancerous tissue on the first attempt.

Company Bets on catching cancer early on with a 'Liquid Biopsy'

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jan, 2016 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Gene sequencing company Illumina is betting it can diagnose cancer in people long before they have any symptoms at all with a blood test called a liquid biopsy.

Cancer deaths hit lowest rate in 25 years

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Better prevention and early diagnosis have played a big part.

Human Longevity Unveils Oncology Genomics Program

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2016 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The analysis is intended to offer insight into the tumor mutations that can guide treatment decisions including immunotherapy, and targeted molecular therapies.

How is Joe Biden going to lead the effort to cure cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2016 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Obama has tapped him to lead the 'moonshot' effort to cure cancer by 2020.

Researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jan, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Paclitaxel just got more effective. Researchers packaged the drug in containers derived from a patient’s immune system, protecting it from being destroyed as it reaches the tumor.

Blocking key protein puts the brakes on leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jan, 2016 11:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), an aggressive form of blood cancer, where cell growth controls are neutralized, giving the cancer cells free rein to multiply uncontrollably.

Gene editing: the next generation of personalised cancer treatment

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The early success of gene editing treatments could lead to them becoming mainstream options in the clinic in the not-to-distant future.

Clearing out damaged cells in mice extends lifespan by up to 35 percent

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have improved the healthy lifespan of mice though the removal of senescent cells from their bodies.

Cancer death rates down by 10% in 10 years in the UK

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2016 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The cancer death rate for men fell by 12% and for women 8% between 2003 and 2013.

Researchers find a genomic signature shared by 5 types of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2016 08:48 PM
by AlexMuller
"These findings could be an important step in developing a blood test to identify early cancers."

New nanotechnology can detect the biomarkers of cancer and other diseases

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
"We envision this as a potential first-line, noninvasive diagnostic to detect anything from cancer to the Ebola virus"

Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2016 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
More than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials.

Why scientists are shocked by the results of the immunotherapy cancer treatment trial

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2016 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not perfect, but it could make immunotherapy a 'pillar' of cancer treatment, researcher says.

Ordinary skin cells turned into brain tumor predators

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2016 10:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Glioblastomas are the most common and fatal form of brain cancer, carrying a survival rate beyond two years of just 30 percent.

Doctors implant 3D-printed vertebrae in 'world's first' surgery

Posted in Hardware on 27th Feb, 2016 02:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Without this procedure, the patient's cancer would have left him a quadriplegic.

Scientists 'find cancer's Achilles heel'

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers.

Scientists finally get past the blood-brain barrier to treat cancer

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The brain's defenses have long thwarted doctors from treating cancer.

Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing.

Dramatic remissions in blood cancer in immunotherapy treatment trial

Posted in Medicine on 12th Mar, 2016 08:15 PM
by AlexMuller
'We are at the precipice of a revolution in cancer treatment based on using immunotherapy.'

A new biosensor can diagnose cancer and other diseases on the spot

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
MicroRNAs can act as signposts to diseases; as they're well-preserved in urine and blood, they're an ideal way of testing for trouble.

New drug kills common brain cancer in children

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
While treatments are improving, success rates still lag behind other childhood cancers, particularly with an aggressive form of the cancer.

New type of molecular tag makes MRI 10,000 times more sensitive

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2016 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new form of MRI that’s 10,000 times more sensitive and could record actual biochemical reactions in real time.

New test measures cancer drugs success

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new scanning technique is being tested to see if it gives an early indication of how well cancer drugs are working on individual patients.

Sean Parker donates $250M for cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2016 07:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The Napster co-founder and first president of Facebook announced Wednesday that he is donating $250 million to support immunotherapy research to fight cancer.

Gene editing boosts the immune systems' cancer-killing cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2016 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The immune system is the body's own defense against infection and cancer, but tumors develop ways of stopping the onslaught.

'Smart' scalpel could distinguish healthy brain tissue from tumors

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2016 07:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have designed a smart scalpel that provides real-time guidance on whether the tissue it is tending to is cancerous or otherwise.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Metformin Could Decrease Cancer Deaths

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2016 07:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Over 400 million people in the world have diabetes, 400 times higher compared to data collected in 1980.

New study: no increase in brain cancer across 29 years of mobile use in Australia

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Concerning mobile use, Australia is seeing no rise in the incidence of brain cancer against the background rate.

New device could improve cancer detection

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumour could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer samples from dead patients sought for new study

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim is to find out how tumours develop and spread and what happens during the final stages of the disease.

Sensor detects signs of cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 24th May, 2016 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The biosensor is able to detect molecules linked to various cancers and neurological diseases for rapid diagnosis.

New cancer treatment targets sick cells only

Posted in Medicine on 29th May, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
During in vitro tests, the nanoparticles killed around 70 percent of prostate tumor cells while only 10 percent of healthy cells of the same lineage were hit.

Scientists to 3D print brain tumors for the first time

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:59 PM
by AlexMuller
These will be made from stem cells from an incurable and highly aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which is the most common tumor type found in adult brains.

Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.

Body's immune system induced to attack tumors

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have taken a 'very positive step' towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the immune system attack tumours as if they were a virus.

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of directly killing a cancer cell, the virus lays the groundwork for targeted drug strikes.

Developing treatments for cancer needs Ebola-level action

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2016 11:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.

Powerful New Gene-Editing Tool May Finally Be Used on Humans

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2016 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Using CRISPR, researchers would genetically modify the T cells so that when they’re put back into the patient, they go after myeloma, melanoma, and sarcoma tumour cells.

A Drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jun, 2016 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists said we were now in an explosive stage of merging advances in computing with medicine.

Secret behind success of breakaway cancer cells uncovered

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2016 08:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer cells are able to spread around the body and form deadly new tumors.

Scientists Breakthrough to Better Understanding of Fatal Brain Tumor

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Glioma is the most common form of primary malignant brain tumor in adults and is one of the most difficult cancers to treat.

New Cancer Therapy Clinical Trial Leaves Three Patients Dead

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2016 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s an incredibly promising new approach to battling cancer, but now there’s been a major setback.

New immunotherapy combo effectively treats advanced brain cancer in pre-clinical models

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2016 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A combination treatment, which involves a vaccine activating an immune response against brain cancer.

OVC Cancer Breakthrough Leads to Human Clinical Trials

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings apply to many types of cancer, including breast cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer and osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and tumors in the brain, liver and skin.

Drug combo that helps immune system attack cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
'Cancers can remain inconspicuous in the body for months to years before causing major problems, leading the immune system to coexist rather than to attack cancers'

New cancer gene-drug combinations ripe for precision medicine

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Such combinations are expected to kill cancer cells, which have mutations, but not healthy cells, which do not.

Chinese Scientists Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing on Humans for the First Time

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The trial could pave the way for more CRISPR-based treatments in the future, potentially revolutionizing the way we treat diseases.

AI Saves Woman's Life By Identifying Her Disease When Other Methods (humans) Failed

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Reports assert that Japanese doctors have, for the first time in history, used AI to detect a type of leukemia, which helped to save a patient's life.

Cancer gene tests 'reveal family link'

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2016 01:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered why some families are affected by many different types of cancer, thanks to genetic testing.

Decoy drug could prevent cancer's spread

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs.

New method of cancer immunotherapy developed

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long known that if certain sugars are present on a tumor, it is less likely to respond well to therapies.

Step toward eliminating cancer recurrence

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2016 03:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Dormant cancer cells that are not killed and become resistant to additional chemo, but when combined with immunotherapy, dormant cells are destroyed.

Brain radiotherapy 'no benefit' for lung cancer spread

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2016 03:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Whole brain radiotherapy is of no benefit to people with lung cancer which has spread to the brain, says research in the Lancet.

Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals.

Cancer drug 'like taking Panadol' developed in Australia, given fast-track approval in US

Posted in Medicine on 7th Sep, 2016 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A revolutionary drug that melts away cancer in some stage four patients has been given fast-track approval in the United States.

Microsoft aims to 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MS aims to 'solve the problem of cancer' within a decade by using computer science to crack the code of diseased cells.

New immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2016 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential "game-changer" in promising results presented at the European Cancer Congress.

University Health System is first in state to use totally non-invasive brain surgery

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2016 08:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Gamma Knife technology allows unparalleled precision for surgeons, speedy recoveries for patients.

New compound shows promise in treating multiple human cancers

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2016 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new compound has been shown by researchers to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all cancers.

Researchers develop portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A portable laboratory that’s powered by a smartphone and capable of detecting cancers nearly instantly.

Microsoft Launches Project Hanover to 'Solve' Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 26th Oct, 2016 02:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Project Hanover is ambitious: To use AI and personalized medicine to revolutionize the way that science, medicine and biology interact to bring about a cure for cancers.

IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer Cases

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2016 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
AI could be revolutionary for healthcare as it can process many more research papers and cases than any human doctor could manage.

CRISPR gene editing will be used in living humans to counter aggressive lung cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2016 01:11 PM
by AlexMuller
It represents the first human trials of the technology with the United States expected to conduct its own cancer fighting trials next year.

Parker institute working on Cancer Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:15 PM
by AlexMuller
To defeat cancer, Tech Billionaire Sean Parker is starting $250 million project, which will focus on discovering highly personal tumor tags by using algorithms.

Pathway linked to slower aging also fuels brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a lot of buzz about taking NAD+ precursors for their anti-aging effects.

Using graphene to detect brain cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 24th Dec, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
By interfacing brain cells with graphene, researchers have differentiated a single hyperactive Glioblastoma Multiforme cancerous astrocyte cell from a normal cell in the lab.

Nanodiscs deliver personalized cancer therapy to immune system

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Personalized immunotherapy is a fast-growing field of research in the fight against cancer.

Experimental Cancer Therapy Makes Inroads Treating Brain Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The immunotherapy approach may soon be commercially available for leukemia and lymphoma.

New Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Aggressive Brain Tumours

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Boosting the power of immune cells, researchers have demonstrated a revolutionary way to treat aggressive brain cancer.

Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Grail leverages Illumina’s gene sequencing tech to potentially spot any kind of cancer in the body before symptoms appear.

Tumor-Seeking Salmonella Treats Brain Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2017 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer.

Smart biopsy needle for brain tumors helps doctors dodge the danger zone

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2017 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the challenges in performing surgery on a brain tumor is the need to avoid damage to blood vessels, something that can cause fatal bleeding.

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer’s Primary Way of Making Energy

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2017 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Low-dose treatment with diabetes medication metformin resulted in a significant increase in tumor cell death.

Medical first, children had cancer cured with genetically engineered cells from another person

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2017 05:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s first attempt to treat cancer with genetically engineered immune cells from a donor.

World First Drug Trial in Manchester Leaves Man With No Trace of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2017 04:19 PM
by Alex Muller
The Christie has participated in a world-first drug trial that has left a 60-year-old man with no trace of the disease.

Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2017 05:14 PM
by Alex Muller
Lasers can help surgeons rapidly analyse brain cancers and decide how much tissue to remove, a study shows.

Salmonella can be weaponized to flush out cancer

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2017 05:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A notorious germ best known for getting people rushing to the bathroom may one day have cancer patients headed to clinics for a new treatment.

Gene Editing is Leading to a New Age in Human Health and Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Gene-editing therapy was successfully used to treat a leukemia patient.

Scientists rejuvenate blood by reprogramming cells

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
The effort could fight leukemia and other blood conditions.

Terminal cancer patients in complete remission after one gene therapy treatment

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2017 06:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A gene therapy treatment which boosts a patient's own immune cells has been shown to clear disease from one third of terminal patients.

New Blood Test Could Help Detect and Locate Cancer Early On

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2017 09:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new blood test that could detect cancer, and locate where in the body the tumor is growing.

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2017 12:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Google’s Calico partners with new biotech firm to develop anti-aging and cancer drugs

Posted in Medicine on 25th Mar, 2017 02:26 PM
by Alex Muller
The firms wants to create medicines to sniff out proteins that may help cause cancers and destroy them.

Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location before symptoms appear

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2017 07:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test which not only detects cancer but identifies where it is in the body, has been developed by scientists.

A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2017 08:50 AM
by Alex Muller
A cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors.

Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatments Work Better

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2017 11:54 AM
by Alex Muller
Cancer treatments are often hard on patients, but the side effects and challenges are necessary to control or even destroy tumor cells.

Personalized tumor vaccines keep cancer in check

Posted in Medicine on 14th Apr, 2017 11:43 AM
by Alex Muller
For half a century, researchers have dreamed of giving cancer patients a vaccine that helps the immune system detect the tumors as foreign tissue and wipe them out.

33 blood-cancer patients have dramatic clinical remission with new T-cell therapy

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2017 05:38 PM
by Alex Muller
33 out of 35 patients in a clinical trial had clinical remission within two months.

Humans Heading to Mars Could Face a Disturbingly High Cancer Risk

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2017 05:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Possibly two times greater than what experts previously thought.

Drug So Effective Against Tumors, the FDA Approved It Immediately

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
A small but significant new study is blowing experts away after it found that a particular cancer drug overwhelmingly helped shrink or eradicate tumors.

New deal mean a 'Monumental U-turn' on cancer drug

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2017 09:31 AM
by Alex Muller
A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England.

Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2017 05:13 PM
by Alex Muller
“I can’t imagine why a human oncologist would add value, given the amount of data in oncology,”

Personalized vaccines could help the immune system fight cancer

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jul, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
What if curing cancer was as easy as getting an injection?

Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A drug which could prolong life for people with advanced kidney cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales.

'Living Drug' That Harnesses Immune System Clears Hurdle

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2017 04:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A new kind of cancer treatment that uses genetically engineered cells from a patient's immune system to attack their cancer easily cleared a crucial hurdle Wednesday.

New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2017 03:53 PM
by Alex Muller
National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a single drop of blood, with a clinical study set to start from next month.

Researchers Find Vulnerability That Will Allow Them To Kill “particularly Aggressive” Form Of Leukemia

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2017 12:11 PM
by Alex Muller
'Our findings suggest two drug strategies to treat AML,'

Liquid Biopsy Passes Test for Early Cancer Predicts 59% to 71% of stage I-II cancers

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test that distinguishes tumor DNA from altered non-tumor DNA detected cancer-related mutations.

Metformin could be the first FDA approved antiaging drug

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2017 06:24 AM
by Alex Muller
Most surprising of all, Metformin-takers seemed to get cancer far less frequently.

US clears first 'living drug' for tough childhood leukemia

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2017 05:41 PM
by Alex Muller
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy leukemia.

'Breakthrough' Can Eradicate Tumors Claim Researchers

Posted in Science on 31st Aug, 2017 02:54 AM
by Alex Muller
A newly discovered process to kill cancer cells can eradicate tumors and reduce the risk of side effects and recurrence of the disease, claim a group of researchers in the Scotland.

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionise some cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 4th Sep, 2017 09:05 AM
by Alex Muller
A new type of ethanol solution that can be injected directly into a variety of tumours.

Motorized molecules that can drill into cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2017 06:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Motorised molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells, including cancerous ones.

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

Posted in Medicine on 7th Sep, 2017 05:52 PM
by Alex Muller
A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas.

FDA Breaks New Ground With First Approved Gene Therapy for Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 14th Sep, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
'It was so improbable that this would ever be a commercially approved therapy,'

Parasite Linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, Epilepsy, and Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 14th Sep, 2017 07:23 PM
by Alex Muller
About a third of the world’s population is chronically infected with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

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