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Researchers have developed a novel platinum-enhanced, light-activated compound that kills cancer cells in a unique way without requiring oxygen, overcoming a limitation with existing light-based cancer therapies. Their discovery paves the way for developing the next generation of anti-cancer drugs.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Light, Platinum, City University of Hong Kon
A new study has found that globally, the rates of new cancer cases and associated deaths in people under 50 increased alarmingly between 1990 and 2019. The research highlights the importance of educating the public and healthcare professionals about the incidence of certain cancers in younger people.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Diagnosis, Deaths, Global
For the first time, researchers have pinpointed two genes – NEK2 and INHBA – that are resistant to chemotherapy for head and neck cancers, and found that by silencing them, treatment can be far more effective.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Queen Mary University of London, Cancer, Chemotherapy, gene therapy
A new study has found that taking cholesterol-lowering statins was associated with a lowered risk of developing colorectal cancer in people with ulcerative colitis. The researchers say that statins, commonly prescribed for heart health, could be used as a preventive for cancer in cases of inflammatory bowel disease.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Inflammatory, Cancer, Karolinska I
A new study has repurposed an existing blood cancer drug, using it to eliminate dormant HIV-infected cells that can cause the infection to reactivate when suppressive antiretroviral treatment is interrupted. The drug could change the lives of people with HIV, doing away with the lifelong need to take medication as well as paving the way to a cure for the disease.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical,
A new study has found that antioxidants like vitamins C and E activate a mechanism that stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in cancer tumors, helping them to grow and spread. The researchers say their findings highlight the potential risk of taking antioxidant supplements when they’re not needed.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Antioxidant, Cancer, Metastasis, Karolinska Ins
Typically thought of as a bendy black confection, the root form of licorice has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of conditions. Now, a new study shows that a compound from the root is highly effective at fighting pancreatic tumor growth.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Health, Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Cells, Hong Kong Baptist University, Herbs, Tumo
Researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism that drives an aggressive form of prostate cancer that doesn’t respond well to typical treatments. Importantly, they also identified a drug currently undergoing clinical trials that can potentially treat it.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Prostate cancer, Treatment, Cancer, University of Michigan
Certain gut bacteria have been linked to colon cancer, but now they might get a chance at redemption. Scientists have engineered “pickpocket” bacteria to detect colorectal cancer, with a 100% success rate in mouse tests.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Bacteria, Cancer, UC San Diego, DNA, Diagnose, Diagnosis, Tumor, Tumors
Metastatic cancer accounts for up to 90% of all cancer deaths in the US annually. But with researchers developing a first-of-its-kind drug that inhibits the process by which cancer cells spread around the body, it’s hoped that this number will soon go down.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Metastasis, antibodies is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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