Cancer: Drug fights formation of metastasis

The image represents an artistic coloration of a cluster of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), isolated from the blood of a patient with breast cancer, trapped on a microfluidic device. Credit: © M Oeggerli / Micronaut 2018, supported by Pathology-, C-CINA / Biozentrum-, and I Krol, and N Aceto, Faculty of Medicine-, University Hospital and University […]

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Drug development options diversified with new metal catalyst

Chemistry professor M. Christina White, right, and graduate student Jinpeng Zhao developed a new catalyst that has the potential to advance the pace and efficiency of drug development. Credit: Photo by Fred Zwicky A University of Illinois team of researchers led by chemistry professor M. Christina White has developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can […]

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Bioinspired nanoscale drug delivery method

Schematic representation of the movement of the flower-like particle as it makes its way through a cellular trap to deliver therapeutic genes. Credit: WSU Washington State University researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work […]

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New drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer

Jennifer Munson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, is leading a research team that may have found a solution to stopping the spread of brain cancer cells. Credit: Virginia Tech The tissues in our bodies largely are made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body […]

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The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second

Researchers at SLAC and Stanford are developing new accelerator-based technology that aims to speed up cancer radiation therapy by hundreds of times and make related medical devices more compact. The approach could reduce side effects in patients and possibly make radiation therapy more accessible around the world. Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory New accelerator-based […]

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A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests

Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined “liquid biopsy,” epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages. The findings, published online today in Nature, describe not only a way to detect cancer, but hold […]

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Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests

MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to thrive. In mice that were genetically programmed to develop lung cancer, those raised […]

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Opposite effect: Protein widely known to fight tumors also boosts cancer growth

Search for a description of “p53” and it becomes clear that this human protein is widely known for its cancer-fighting benefits, leading to its renown as “the guardian of the genome.” Scientists at the University of California San Diego have published a new study challenging that description. Studying the “wild type” version of p53 (WTp53), […]

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