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Cancer Research News Summary

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

A quick summary of some of the most important issues in oncology today

Cancer Treatment Without Hair Loss Could Be Close After Breakthrough Research

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

Cancer treatment without the stressful side-effect of hair loss could be on the horizon, according to a new study.

Blood Test Could Tailor Treatment After Surgery

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

It’s difficult to know whether someone’s cancer has been completely removed, or if a little is left behind. And that distinction is crucial, because even if a small number of cancer cells remain, it could mean a patient’s cancer comes back.

Following Healthy Lifestyle Might Mitigate High Genetic Risk Of Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

A new study conducted by researchers from the American Association for Cancer Research explored how consumers' lifestyles can impact their risk of developing cancer, even in individuals with a high genetic risk.

New Cancer Treatments May Be On The Horizon, Thanks To MRNA Vaccines

Posted in Medicine, Science on 1st Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

What we’re trying to do with the mRNA vaccine for cancer is alert the immune system to the tumor so the immune system will attack it, it’s basically biological software,”

A Vision For The Next Decade Of UK Life Sciences

Posted in Business, Medicine, Science on 1st Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

It may set a bold ambition to increase funding for UK life science, but what could the government’s Life Sciences Vision mean for cancer research? Here we summaries the plan and find out how Cancer Research UK influenced its formation.

A Major Breakthrough In HER2-positive Breast Cancer Research

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

“It’s as if we had succeeded, on the one hand, in breaking down the protective walls of the tumour against the immune system, thus making it more vulnerable to immunological treatments, and, on the other hand, in preventing the tumour from moving elsewhere.”

Mayo Clinic Scientists Advance Breast, Ovarian Cancer Research With Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

In cryo-electron microscopy, purified BRCA1-BARD1 bound to nucleosomes, together referred to as macromolecules, are flash-frozen then imaged using an electron microscope.

New Treatment May Improve Immune System’s Ability To Destroy Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The findings shows that by restricting a group of cells known to impede immune responses, the treatment frees up other immune cells that go on to attack tumours and cancer cells.

Deepmind’s Alphafold, Deep Learning AI, Is Poised To Solve One Of Most Significant Challenges In Biology

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Thanks to AI, we now have stunningly powerful tools to decode the structures of life. Recently, both DeepMind and the University of Washington described deep learning-based methods to solve protein folding, the last step of compiling the programming in our DNA, as a “once in a generation advance.”

How Technology Is Changing The Future Of Higher Education

Posted in Business, Online, Reviews on 27th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

This era of pervasive technology and rapid change has significant implications for higher education.

Interview With Shahaf Bar-Geffen, CEO Of COTI

Posted in Business, Interviews, Online on 7th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Shahaf Bar-Geffen, CEO of COTI, explains his company's approach to blockchain decentralized finance, in an interview: