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CT technology shows how blood flow can predict effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Technology can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-center clinical... 1 hour
How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are a step closer to understanding how our DNA is squeezed into every cell in the body. They provide the first-ever detailed picture of the nucleosome, the... 2 hours
Injecting plant-based nanoparticles and chemotherapy drug helps halt tumor progression in mice
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and RWTH Aachen University have... 2 hours
Radiation-exposed corals may hold new clues to keeping DNA intact
NEWS MEDICAL More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, Stanford researchers are studying how long-term... 2 hours
How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?
PHYS.ORG Scientists are a step closer to understanding how DNA, the molecules that carry all of our genetic information, is squeezed into every cell in the body. How DNA... 3 hours
Wyss Institute researchers develop new capture technology for cancer diagnostics
NEWS MEDICAL Cancerous tumors are formidable enemies, recruiting blood vessels to aid their voracious growth, damaging nearby tissues, and deploying numerous strategies to evade the body's defense systems. 3 hours
Study: Postponing lymph node biopsy after melanoma diagnosis does not affect long-term outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL Postponing lymph node biopsy more than 30 days after melanoma diagnosis doesn't adversely impact long-term clinical outcomes, according to new study findings... 3 hours
PNNL-OHSU scientists part of NCI effort to study about role of proteins in cancer biology
NEWS MEDICAL The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is part of a nationwide effort to learn more about... 4 hours
Understanding early melanoma metastasis and developing new targets for treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new study allows to visualize 'in vivo' how melanomas act before metastasis occurs, and how these invasive signals are reactivated when surgery is not efficient. The researchers... 4 hours
[Editors' Choice] Epigenetics make transient states of cancer therapy resistance permanent
Science Magazine Resistance to targeted cancer therapies is mediated by stabilization of transient insensitive states. 4 hours
[Reports] Genetic and epigenetic inactivation of SESTRIN1 controls mTORC1 and response to EZH2 inhibition in follicular lymphoma
Science Magazine Follicular lymphoma (FL) is an incurable form of B cell lymphoma. Genomic studies have... 4 hours
Micron-sized hydrogel cubes show highly efficient delivery of a potent anti-cancer drug
PHYS.ORG Many potent anti-cancer drugs have major drawbacks—they fail to mix with water, which means they will have a limited solubility in blood, and they... 6 hours
Study: Gadolinium may accumulate in brain tissues of patients without intracranial abnormalities
NEWS MEDICAL Minute traces of gadolinium, the contrast agent used to enhance MR images, are often retained in the brain tissue of patients years after undergoing... 6 hours
Genetic tests help identify relative risk of 25 cancer-associated mutations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers assigned levels of risk to 25 mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer in a large, Stanford-led study. The results may be helpful in guiding treatment and... 6 hours
'Matrix' inside tissues and tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a groundbreaking method to reveal the structure of tissues and tumors with unprecedented detail, by completely dissolving away cells and leaving the delicate extracellular matrix intact. 7 hours
Injectable plant-based nanoparticles delay tumor progression
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers discovered injecting potato virus particles into melanoma tumor sites activates an anti-tumor immune system response. And simultaneously injecting the nanoscale plant virus particles and a chemotherapy drug--doxorubicin--into tumor sites further helps halt tumor progression in... 8 hours
Injectable plant-based nanoparticles delay tumor progression
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and RWTH Aachen University (Germany) have adapted virus particles—that normally infect potatoes—to serve as cancer drug delivery... 8 hours
The world's tropical zone is expanding, and Australia should be worried
PHYS.ORG The Tropics are defined as the area of Earth where the Sun is directly overhead at least once a year—the zone between the Tropics of Cancer... 9 hours
Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in... 9 hours
Discovery of T cell exhaustion offers new pathway to more powerful immunotherapies
NEWS MEDICAL St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have discovered how immune cells called T cells become "exhausted" -- unable to do their jobs of attacking... 9 hours
How corals that re-colonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests adapted to persistent radiation
PHYS.ORG More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called... 10 hours
DNA methylation can provide effective markers for major cancers, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, published online in the July 26 issue of PNAS, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in... 11 hours
Research presents crystal structure of enzyme implicated in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A Stony Brook University-led team of researchers has determined the structure of a key enzyme involved with cell growth regulation in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including... 12 hours
Research team receives NIH grant to develop new way to examine cancer cell metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Delaware researcher is part of a team that recently received a grant from the National Institutes of... 12 hours
Paxman supports launch of global initiative to develop best practices in scalp cooling
NEWS MEDICAL Led by six globally-recognized experts in cancer care, the organization known as CHILL, Cancer-related Hair Loss, International Leadership and Linkage, announced today... 16 hours
American scientists develop bioorthogonal labeling test to assess sialylated glycans in tumor cells
NEWS MEDICAL Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic... 16 hours
Researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of ovarian cancer metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL With 20,000 diagnoses each year, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer and fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. 17 hours
WATCH: Health advocacy groups speak out against Senate health care bill
ABC NEWS ABC News' Serena Williams speaks to a policy advocate with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and an Affordable Care Act enrollee about Senate health... 1 day
Chronic flu patients could be an early warning system for future outbreaks
SCIENCE-NEWS Cancer patients’ long-term flu infections may preview future viruses. 1 day
Study sheds light on how ovarian cancer spreads
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers is studying the molecular mechanisms by which ovarian cancer spreads -- or metastasizes -- to uncover new therapeutic opportunities. 1 day
Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease
PHYS.ORG Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in... 1 day
Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm -- seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo... 1 day
Clinical trial of immunotherapy shows promising results for patients with melanoma brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Two years ago, when Kathy Roberts was 54, she started having pain in her ankle. She ignored it. Then it became swollen,... 1 day
Medical News Today: Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing
MNT Using a combination of gold nanoparticles and laser technology, a team of scientists has found a way to halt the... 1 day
Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice
PHYS.ORG Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm—seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo—produce high levels... 1 day
Tiny bubbles offer sound solution for drug delivery
SCIENCE DAILY The blood-brain barrier protects the brain and central nervous system from harmful chemicals circulating in the blood but also prevents delivery of drugs that could help treat patients with brain cancers and... 1 day
Pathway to 'rejuvenating' immune cells to fight cancers and infections
SCIENCE DAILY A new discovery of the mechanism of T cell exhaustion will lead to treatments to enhance immunotherapies against cancers and such viruses as HIV. 1 day
Researchers chart pathway to 'rejuvenating' immune cells to fight cancers and infections
SCIENCE DAILY A new discovery of the mechanism of T cell exhaustion will lead to treatments to enhance immunotherapies against cancers and such viruses as HIV. 1 day
Blocking cancer: Scientists find new way to combat disease
SCIENCE DAILY A newly developed compound shows promise for blocking cancer-causing proteins on a cellular level, outlines a new report. 1 day
Thwarting metastasis by breaking cancer's legs with gold rods
SCIENCE DAILY Your cancer has metastasized. No one wants to ever hear that. Now researchers have found a way to virtually halt cell migration, a key component in metastasis, in vitro, in... 1 day
Study sheds light on night work−cancer link
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has offered insights into the association between night shift work and increased cancer risk, as well as pointing towards a potential solution. For several years, scientists have thought that disruption to... 1 day
Cancer studies pass reproducibility test
Science Magazine Project probing whether high-impact papers can be replicated releases latest results 1 day
Physicists make quantum leap in understanding life's nanoscale machinery
PHYS.ORG A diagnostic technique that can detect tiny molecules signalling the presence of cancer could be on the horizon. 2 days
Scientists find way to improve anti-cancer effect of Smac-mimetic drugs
NEWS MEDICAL An international research team has found a way to improve the anti-cancer effect of a new medicine class called 'Smac mimetics'. 2 days
Cancers manipulate natural cell process to promote their survival, research suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer tumors manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research... 2 days
Medicaid restrictions impact breast cancer diagnosis, treatment among women in Tennessee
NEWS MEDICAL Women in Tennessee who were diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease after a substantial rollback of Medicaid coverage... 2 days
Robotic colorectal surgery offers clear advantages over open or laparoscopic operations
NEWS MEDICAL Up until now, the removal of bowel tumours in the lesser pelvis (rectal cancers) involved a major, generally invasive operation. 2 days
Drinking Makes You Older at the Cellular Level
SCIENCE DAILY The more alcohol that people drink, the more their cells appear to age. Researchers found that alcoholic patients had shortened telomere lengths, placing them at greater risk for age-related illnesses, such as... 2 days
Glycans as biomarkers for cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic acid as their sugar moiety. Scientists now report on a bioorthogonal labeling test for sialylated glycoproteins... 2 days
Glycans as biomarkers for cancer?
PHYS.ORG Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic acid as their sugar moiety. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists now report on a... 2 days
Mitochondria targeting anti-tumor compound
SCIENCE DAILY The compound folic acid-conjugated methyl-BETA-cyclodextrin (FA-M-BETA-CyD) has significant antitumor effects on folate receptor-ALPHA-expressing (FR-ALPHA (+)) cancer cells, researchers have found. The compound significantly reduced ATP production while simultaneously increased the production of reactive oxygen species. Side effects in animal models... 2 days
Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D
SCIENCE DAILY A new microscope could provide accurate real-time results during cancer-removal surgeries, potentially eliminating the 20 to 40 percent of women who have to undergo... 2 days
New experimental and theoretical approaches 'dive into the pool' of membranes organelles
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new way to dive into the cell's tiniest and most important components. What they found inside membraneless organelles surprised them,... 2 days
Colon cancer: Greater surgical precision using robotic surgery
SCIENCE DAILY Up until now, the removal of bowel tumors in the lesser pelvis (rectal cancers) involved a major, generally invasive operation. This operation can now be done in a much gentler way using... 2 days
New ultrasound techniques for peering inside bony structures
PHYS.ORG Ultrasound—sound with frequencies higher than those audible to humans—is commonly used in diagnostic imaging of the body's soft tissues, including muscles, joints, tendons and internal organs. A technology called high-intensity focused ultrasound... 2 days
Using 'sticky' nanoparticles, researchers develop strategy to boost body's cancer defenses
PHYS.ORG After radiation treatment, dying cancer cells spit out mutated proteins into the body. Scientists now know that the immune system can detect these proteins and kill... 2 days
Combination approach improves power of new cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY An international research team has found a way to improve the anti-cancer effect of a new medicine class called 'Smac mimetics.' 2 days
Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer tumors manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research. 2 days
Medical News Today: What is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?
MNT Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is approved for use in treating some types of cancer and is an experimental treatment for autoimmune diseases. 2 days
Image: SOHO's summer solstice sun
PHYS.ORG Residents of Earth's northern hemisphere enjoyed the greatest number of daylight hours in a single day all year on 21 June 2017. This summer solstice occurs when the tilt of Earth's axis is most inclined towards the sun,... 2 days
Using body noise to improve cancer detection
PHYS.ORG Elastography, sometimes referred as seismology of the human body, is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging. It does this by measuring the elasticity of biological tissue to diagnose cancer or liver... 3 days
New 10-minute test uses drops of blood or saliva for early detection of cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Ram Group's Israeli bio-sensor division have developed a new molecular diagnostics test for early detection of cancers that... 5 days
Experimental drug benefits some patients with advanced kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer that carries a poor prognosis benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth, according to research led... 5 days
Immunotherapy found to be smarter, kinder treatment for people with head and neck cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The immunotherapy nivolumab is kinder than chemotherapy for people with advanced head and neck cancer - easing many of the negative effects... 5 days
Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School
NEWS MEDICAL Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick,... 5 days
Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease. 5 days
Study finds increase in early stage breast cancer diagnoses after Affordable Care Act took effect
NEWS MEDICAL A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer... 5 days
A rising star: Researchers dissect the process by which blood vessels shrink, which could have important implications for human health
SCIENCE DAILY It's a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than... 5 days
Combined molecular biology test is the first to distinguish benign pancreatic lesions
SCIENCE DAILY When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely... 5 days
Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting, treating disease new review of work on exosomes
SCIENCE DAILY Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating... 5 days
Researchers uncover novel mechanism involved in cancer cell migration
NEWS MEDICAL Supervised by Guillaume Montagnac, Inserm research leader at Gustave Roussy, in collaboration with the Institut Curie and the Institut de Myologie, this research, is published in the 16th June issue... 5 days
Two-test combination accurately identifies benign pancreatic lesions
NEWS MEDICAL When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign. 5 days
Discovery of a new mechanism involved in the migration of cancer cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of young French researchers has discovered a new mechanism which facilitates cell migration. On the surface of its membrane, the cell develops... 5 days
Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?
SCIENCE DAILY A new article compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who... 5 days
Existing drugs could benefit patients with bone cancer, genetic study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma -- a form of bone cancer -- could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists. In the largest genetic... 5 days
Better cell factories for the drugs of the future
PHYS.ORG Pharmaceuticals based on proteins are promising candidates for the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases, but they can be hard to produce. In a new research project, Chalmers researchers... 5 days
Sun eruptions hit Earth like a 'sneeze', say scientists
PHYS.ORG Long-term power cuts, destruction of electronic devices and increased cancer risk for aeroplane passengers are all potential effects of the Earth being hit by a powerful solar eruption. 5 days
A unique amino acid for brain cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage.... 5 days
OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity—it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage.... 5 days
WATCH: What you need to know about the new breast cancer screening rules
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss what women should know about the new breast cancer screening guidelines released by... 5 days
from strands to droplets new insights into dna control From strands to droplets—new insights into DNA control
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A host of proteins and other molecules sit on the strands of our DNA, controlling which genes are read out and used by cells and which remain silent. This aggregation of genetic... 5 days
Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists
NEWS MEDICAL A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma - a form of bone cancer - could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust... 5 days
Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at McMaster University has identified a unique feature of cancer stem cells that can be exploited to kill... 6 days
Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. 6 days
Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow
NEWS MEDICAL Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness. 6 days
Study: Addition of MRI to mammography improves cancer detection after breast conservation therapy
NEWS MEDICAL A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in... 6 days
Melanoma: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
LIVE SCIENCE Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in the skin's pigment-producing cells, called melanocytes. These cells make melanin, which is responsible for the color in skin, eyes and hair. 6 days
FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers
ABC NEWS U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. 6 days
Better use of current drugs to target cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers worked backwards, employing a series of drugs used in the clinic to understand a new way that cancer stem cells can be killed. 6 days
Researchers find way to better use current drugs to target cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers worked backwards, employing a series of drugs used in the clinic to understand a new way that cancer stem cells can be killed. 6 days
HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer
NEWS MEDICAL Women who receive human papillomavirus testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to... 6 days
Similarities between next-generation prostate cancer drugs discovered
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have shown how a class of advanced prostate cancer drugs are processed in the body and how their anti-tumor activity might change depending on how they are metabolized. Their... 6 days
Flipping the switch to stop tumor development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers show how a protein prevents the uncontrolled expansion of immune cells, and have outlined their findings in a new report. 6 days
Secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors has declined
SCIENCE DAILY From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those... 6 days
Custom-built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment... 6 days
Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?
NEWS MEDICAL The mTOR pathway is probably the main pathway in humans and other animals that drives growth. That is, the accumulation of mass and adding mass to make an... 6 days
Light-scattering tool peers into pancreas to find cancer
PHYS.ORG Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early because the pancreas is deep inside the abdomen, making potentially cancerous cells hard to reach and identify without surgery. 6 days
Algorithm leads to a dramatic improvement in drug discovery methods
PHYS.ORG Antibiotics for treating particularly resistant diseases, molecules that block immune system overreactions, molecules that inhibit the growth of cancer cells by removing excess iron, molecules that may increase... 6 days
Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher... 7 days
Scientists develop new algorithm to decipher how immune system recognizes and binds antigens
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an algorithm that functions like a Rosetta... 7 days
Theresa May, look at the bright side
Discovery of a new mechanism involved in the migration of cancer cells
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From strands to droplets—new insights into DNA control
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