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How Different Cancer Cells Respond To Drug-delivering Nanoparticles

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

The findings of a large-scale screen could help researchers design nanoparticles that target specific types of cancer.

Scientists Discover Mechanism Controlling Spread Of Pancreatic Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Boosting GREM1 levels could reverse this process and cause invasive cell types to revert into a less dangerous form. Researchers hope, in the future, to use this knowledge to find ways to reverse more advanced pancreatic cancer into a less aggressive form, which is easier to treat.

Researchers Hail ‘breakthrough’ In Blood-based Technology For Cancer Research

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Metastatic cancers shed DNA into a person’s bloodstream. Dr. Alexander Wyatt. In collaboration with BC Cancer, said the team has developed a blood test that uses an “unprecedented level technological resolution” to examine each cancer’s unique genetic makeup.

‘Junk’ DNA Could Lead To Cancer By Stopping Copying Of DNA

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Scientists have found that non-coding ‘junk’ DNA, far from being harmless and inert, could potentially contribute to the development of cancer.

Scientists Gain Unprecedented Insight Into The Key Properties Of Antibody Needed To Combat Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

The findings have enabled the Southampton team to design antibodies to activate important receptors on immune cells to "fire them up" and deliver more powerful anti-cancer effects.

Plant Compound Effective Against Lung Cancer In Laboratory Setting

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the world, with 1.8 million people dying from the condition in 2020.

Light-activated ‘photoimmunotherapy’ Could Enhance Brain Cancer Treatment

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

An innovative light-activated therapy developed at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, could help detect and treat an aggressive brain cancer type, a new study shows.

Interview With Cancer Researcher Dr Ali Roghanian

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Cancer immunotherapy is a powerful class of treatments that has the potential to generate potent and long-lasting immunity against tumour cells, like providing protection against viruses and bacteria. Similar to vaccination, the potential of cancer immunotherapy to induce memory immune responses is of particular importance, as it limits the chance of tumour recurrence and escape.

Interview With An Expert: Immunotherapy Update

Posted in Interviews, Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in pancreatic cancer and immunotherapy research.

Light-Activated "Photoimmunotherapy" Kills Brain Cancer, Reduces Relapse

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

The key is a compound that glows under light to guide surgeons to the tumor, while near-infrared light activates a cancer-killing mechanism.

Simple Retina Test Could Accurately Distinguish Autism From ADHD

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Autism and ADHD are becoming better understood, but clinicians can still find the two conditions difficult to tell apart.

Women Significantly More Likely To Develop Long COVID Than Men

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

The researchers hypothesize the same immune response that protects women from acute disease could be what is amplifying the predominance of long COVID.