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Suppressed activity of small molecules called microRNA has been linked to the onset of blood-borne cancers. This is because they target other RNA molecules and stop them coding for certain proteins, with their impairment previously been linked to the formation of tumors and metastasis. Scientists in Australia have now made a breakthrough they say will allow them to detect low microRNA leve
Newsflash: Vegetables are good for you! OK, so this may not exactly be news, but a new study from a team of researchers has revealed for the first time one of the key biological mechanisms at play explaining exactly how chemicals produced by some vegetables can prevent cancer and colon inflammation... Continue Reading Scientists may have uncovered exactly how eating certain vegetables can
As if cancer wasn't scary enough already, it turns out the cells have video game-style boss versions that are bigger, more resilient and can travel further. These so-called "giant" cancer cells contribute to many of the disease's most dangerous abilities, but they remain relatively unstudied. Now, researchers from Brown University have investigated these troublemakers, revealing some physi
Cancer isn't some foreign illness invading your body – it's essentially just regular cells dividing out of control. Current cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy are designed to kill tumors, but they often take down healthy cells as well. An emerging technique could provide a more targeted approach, stopping tumorous cells from proliferating and effectively putting the cance
Cancer treatment is often a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. You may well have some success with chemotherapy, but subsequent damage to otherwise healthy organs and tissue is a trade-off that clinicians and patients have had to juggle with for decades. But, thanks to a chance meeting at the Hudson Institute in Melbourne, lung cancer patients could be looking at more effective chemo with
In the latest episode of the sixth season of Adorama's Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer Kathryn Dyer. Sacramento-based Dyer first forayed into the world of Instagram and became more serious about photography when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband bought a camera for them to share and take Kathryn's mind off her battle with cancer through nature photography se
Researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a new targeted treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are wrapped in "nano-bubbles" called liposomes, which are then injected into the desired part of the body and made to release their payload on demand, by applying X-ray radiation... Continue Reading X-rays burst chemo-filled nanobubbles for targeted cancer drug
Last week a jury in St. Louis awarded US$4.69 billion in damages to 22 women who were claiming Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products contained asbestos and induced ovarian cancer. While this isn't the first legal action brought against the company in recent years over these allegations, this is by far the largest payout it has ever faced despite many experts still suggesting the links
A fascinating study by a team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that the ketogenic diet may improve the efficacy of a new class of cancer drug that has been inexplicably showing disappointing results in early human clinical trials... Continue Reading How the ketogenic diet could improve efficacy of a new
Cancer is one of humanity's biggest killers, but scientists are coming up with some creative ways to fight back. Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed new kinds of nanoparticles that can infiltrate, heat up and kill cancer cells more effectively and efficiently than similar methods... Continue Reading Magnetic nanoparticles put the heat on cancer Category: Medical Tags:


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