By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJuly 18, 2018 West Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University have managed to develop a blood test that is capable of diagnosing melanomas before they can spread to other parts of the body. The study titled, “A diagnostic autoantibody signature for primary cutaneous melanoma,” was published in the latest issue of […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 Alzheimer’s protease curates neuron surfaces The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease contain many protein aggregates outside of cells, known as plaques. These are mainly made of the peptide amyloid-beta, which is released from the plasma membrane when the protease BACE1 cleaves its membrane-anchored precursor protein. Because amyloid-beta cannot be produced without […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified a new potential target protein (c-Cbl) they believe can help further the understanding of colon cancer and ultimately survival of patients with the disease. They found colon cancer patients with high levels of c-Cbl lived longer than those with low c-Cbl. Even […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Princeton researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. This migration of cells can lead to metastatic disease, which causes about 90 percent of cancer deaths from solid tumors—masses of cells that grow […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Subsolid nodules (SSN) can be considered a biomarker of lung cancer risk and should be managed with long-term active surveillance. Conservative management of SSN will reduce unnecessary surgery and overtreatment in patients with multiple comorbidities and aggressive lung cancer arising from lung sites other than the SSN. Lung cancer is the leading […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 Studying two rare inherited cancer syndromes, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA. The discovery, published today in Nature Genetics, suggests a promising strategy for treatment with drugs recently approved for other forms of cancer, said the researchers. The […]Continue Reading ...
If I told you there was a magic wire that could one day detect cancer cells floating in your bloodstream, you might think it’s science fiction. Well — it’s not. Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor and chair radiology at Stanford, has devised a slim, short magnetic wire that pull in cancer cells freely floating in the […]Continue Reading ...
July 16, 2018 Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to patients insured by Medicaid increased screening rates for this population, report researchers at the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Center. In collaboration with the Mecklenburg County Health Department in Charlotte, researchers with UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative examined the impact of targeted outreach to […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Previous research has shown that cannabinoids can help lessen side effects of anti-cancer therapies. Now a new British Journal of Pharmacology review has examined their potential for the direct treatment of cancer. Phytocannabinoids are the most notable type of cannabinoid, and they occur naturally in the cannabis plant. Studies have shown that […]Continue Reading ...
July 16, 2018 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the research of a University of Akron (UA) scientist that could lead to more effective cancer treatment. Dr. Hossein Tavana and students in his Tissue Engineering Microtechnologies lab recently developed and patented a method to make 3D cultures of clustered cancer cells (called spheroids) […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Osaka University-led study shows how a high-fat diet and systemic inflammation contribute to prostate cancer progression Osaka – Inflammation and evasion of the immune system have been reported to be some of the new hallmarks of cancer. Notably, a high-fat diet (HFD) causes obesity and chronic inflammation, and studies conducted on mice […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 For the first time, a team of international researchers have mapped the family trees of cancer cells in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to understand how this blood cancer responds to a new drug, enasidenib. The work also explains what happens when a patient stops responding to the treatment, providing important clues about […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London have reported the genetic events involved in the early development of bowel cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Such knowledge may be able to be exploited to design simple diagnostic tests to stratify patients with IBD at high risk of developing cancer. IBD […]Continue Reading ...
By Liam Critchley, MScJuly 16, 2018 Professor Samir Iqbal from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA, gave a talk at the NANOMED conference hosted by the NANOSMAT Society in Manchester on the 26-28th June 2018. In his talk, Samir explained how he uses a wide range of techniques from microelectronics to machine learning […]Continue Reading ...
July 16, 2018 A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. The molecules, called endocannabinoids, are made naturally by the body and have similar properties to cannabinoids found in marijuana – but without the […]Continue Reading ...
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