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PICI Awards $3 Million To Support Early Career Cancer Researchers

Posted in Business, Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

The awardees, officially announced today, are now empowered to advance their boldest ideas thanks to almost $3 million in support.

New Immunotherapy Drugs Target Two Evasive Cancer-driving Proteins

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Designer antibodies can curb the growth of tumors by targeting two of cancer’s most infamous offenders, the proteins RAS and p53.

Research Into Links Between Diet And Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

"More research is needed on specific foods for which evidence remains suggestive, including other dairy products, whole grains, processed meat, and specific dietary patterns," the authors write.

Antibiotic Shows Potential In Helping Treat Aggressive Blood Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

This type of leukaemia, often referred to as MLL-AML, has a particularly poor prognosis as it quickly becomes resistant to the standard chemotherapies used to treat it. Tackling this resistance is a major challenge in successfully treating the disease, as it can leave patients with no other options.

Cancer Research To Gain From Identification Of 300 Proteins That Regulate Cell Division

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

With the hope of contributing to the fight against cancer, researchers in Sweden have published a new molecular mapping of proteins that regulate the cell division process -- identifying 300 such proteins.

Preventing Cancer With The Right Nutrition

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

A lifestyle consisting of a healthy dietary pattern, physical activity, and weight management. This may not only help reduce the risk of cancer but may also contribute to the prevention of obesity and other chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Cancer Research UK Teams Up With Teon On New Cancer Drug

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

The drug will be evaluated as both a monotherapy and in combination with an anti-PD-1 immunotherapy or hormonal therapy.

How Repurposing A Drug In A COVID-19 Trial Could Benefit People With Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

“There was evidence from scientists in Germany around repurposing a drug, used to treat inflammation of the pancreas, that might also be able to reduce the severity of COVID-19 by blocking an enzyme the virus needs to get into cells. The key aim is to treat as early as possible”

New Cancer Scan Could Guide Brain Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Researchers believe that the new type of scan, which is much faster to carry out and more affordable than ‘gold standard’ MRI scans, has the potential to reduce a patient’s risk of relapse by cutting the chances that a tumour will grow back.

Perseverance Rover Will Try To Make Air On Mars For The First Time

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

The next MOXIE to leave Earth might be the real deal, and the work on the full-sized version is well underway.

'Quantum Brain' Would Mimic Our Own To Speed Up AI

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Feb, 2021
by Alex Muller

We are at a state where we can start to relate fundamental physics to concepts in biology, like memory and learning

Study Looks To Tailor Your Diet To Your Genetic Makeup

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2021
by Alex Muller

The five-year-long study will examine how 10,000 Americans process food.