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Olympian sells medal to fund child's cancer treatment

<b>(CNN) —</b> For an athlete, an Olympic medal is a priceless possession.<p>But for Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, his winning medal may be an opportunity for something bigger.<p>Malachowski took home a silver medal during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but he didn't hold on to it for long. The athlete …

Rio Olympics

CRISPR-Cas9 breaks genes better if you disrupt DNA repair

CRISPR-Cas9 is the go-to technique for knocking out genes in human cell lines to discover what the genes do, but the efficiency with which it …

Repairs

IBM Says New Chip Can Filter Blood For Signs Of Cancer

Particles that might hold markers for cancer pass through a silicon obstacle course that sorts them by size.<p>Cancer starts small—at the nanometer scale, as DNA, RNA, and proteins develop harmful defects. So cancer detection has been moving down in size—toward “liquid biopsies” that filter blood and …

Stone Age DNA shows hunter-gatherers shunned farming

How did farming take over the world? One theory is that farming was such an evidently good idea that it spread on its own. As hunter-gatherers …

Is your gut making you sick?

New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including depression, MS and obesity<p>A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for a healthy mind and body. And evidence is …

Microbiology

An engineered protein can disrupt tumor-promoting 'messages' in human cells

Over a century of research has shined light on the once-murky innards of our cells, from the genes that serve as our "blueprints" to the proteins and …

Protein

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

New Zealand Rugby

Targeted nanomedicine for prostate cancer therapy: docetaxel and curcumin co-encapsulated lipid–polymer hybrid nanoparticles for the enhanced anti-tumor activity in vitro and in vivo

article<p>https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10717544.2015.1069423<p>Taylor Francis<p>(2016). Targeted nanomedicine for prostate cancer therapy: …

New Study Links Gut Bacteria and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome—a condition that continues to baffle doctors—may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria—sometimes called gut …

Effects of high doses of vitamin D3 on mucosa-associated gut microbiome vary between regions of the human gastrointestinal tract

1. Nicholson J, Holmes E, Kinross J. Host-gut microbiota metabolic interactions. Science. 2012;336:1262–1268. doi: 10.1126/science.1223813. [PubMed] …

Alkaline Water: Recipe that Purifies Toxins and Protects Against Cancer

Nowadays, we often consume unhealthy, processed foods, and numerous sugary and unhealthy drinks, which form an acidic environment in the body, and …

Wellness

New theory attempts to explain why some lived and others perished during the Cretaceous - Palaeogene extinction

Building Planets Through Collisions (Artist’s Concept)<p>66 million years ago some three-quarters of plants and animal species were wiped of the surface …

Paleontology

How stress affects your heart, skin, memory and fat deposits

As a nation, we’re all feeling a little anxious right now. In the uncertain days following the Brexit vote, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned that “economic post-traumatic stress” might sweep Britain.<p>Sweaty palms, racing heart and queasy feelings in times of crisis are a …

Mirrorspectrum.com

With new part, CRISPR can cut RNA in living cells

A new version of the gene-editing tool CRISPR can target and cut RNA, the messenger molecule for DNA, according to a new study1. The tool could offer …

Mutations

Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer

<i>By Janet Gray, Ph.D., Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Vassar College and Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Integrative Medicine Program, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center</i><p>In addition to the traditionally acknowledged risk factors for breast cancer (age, …

Breast Cancer

Baby born from frozen ovarian tissue in UK first

A cancer patient who has become the first woman in the UK to give birth after having frozen tissue from her ovaries re-implanted said she was "astonished and overjoyed" at the success of the treatment.<p>The 33-year-old from Edinburgh had a section of her ovary removed and frozen 11 years ago after …

PEARLs Nanoparticle Target and Treat Tumors

The proof-of-concept findings are published in the leading chemistry journal <i>Angewandte Chemie</i>. This provides a viable approach to boosting the …

Hybrid immune cells in early-stage lung cancer spur anti-tumor T cells to action - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

PHILADELPHIA – The microenvironment of tumors is a mix of cell types, mostly comprised of inflammatory cells. White blood cells, recruited from the …

Here are some ways cancer can thwart the new immunotherapy drugs

A new type of cancer drug designed to unleash the immune system is revolutionizing treatment for advanced melanoma, lung cancer and other malignancies. But some patients who initially respond to the therapy relapse, and researchers are anxious to figure out how and why the delayed resistance occurs.<p>…

Cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential immunotherapy drug combination - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

PHOENIX — A drug combination designed to enhance the immune system's ability to zero in and attack cancer cells has shown a pronounced therapeutic …

These days fecal transplantation is no joke - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – These days fecal transplantation is no joke.<p>Fecal transplants are increasingly being used as the treatment of last resort for …

New resistance gene found in 'high risk' multidrug-resistant pathogen - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Washington, DC – July 11, 2016 – A team of Italian investigators has discovered a new variant of an emerging antibiotic resistance mechanism. The new …