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Diet boosts the effectiveness of a cancer drug

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>06 August 2018<p>A drug that slows cancer growth has been found to elevate the level of the hormone insulin. This insulin rise lessens the …

Clinical Trials

Too much of this protein may drive kidney cancer

Scientists have uncovered a potential therapeutic target for kidney cancers that have a common genetic change.<p>Scientists have known this genetic …

Cancer

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, …

Cancer

This cancer surviving grandad issues warning that men over 50 really shouldn't ignore

A doting grandfather who has survived cancer twice is urging men over 50 to have their prostate checked.<p>Henry Rees-Williams, 66, from Pwllheli, …

Cancer

Here's what we know about CRISPR safety – and reports of 'genome vandalism'

A movie just recently released called “Rampage” features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson using a genetic engineering technology called CRISPR, to transform …

Genetics

Doctors Are Using Herpes Virus to Fight Brain Cancer, and It’s Working

Modified versions of viruses could be the key to curing the deadliest forms of brain cancer.<p>Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG | Getty Images<p>Are herpes and …

Immunotherapy

Scientists Have Developed A New Anti-Cancer Drug That Sends Cancer Cells Into A Permanent State Of Sleep

A new study shows that this groundbreaking new approach to cancer treatment can put cancer cells to sleep while attacking KAT6A and KAT6B proteins.<p>In …

Cancer Cells

Tumori, scoperte molecole capaci di bloccarne la crescita

I ricercatori stanno studiando una nuova alternativa alla radioterapia e alla chemioterapia nella cura dei tumori. Si tratta di una classe di farmaci …

Ecco il lievito con un solo cromosoma - Wired

<b>Da 16 a 1-2 cromosomi</b>. Grazie alla tecnica di editing genomico <b>Crispr-Cas9</b> due team di ricercatori (uno statunitense e uno cinese) hanno <b>condensato</b> …

CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR …

Biology

New Australian drug puts cancer cells permanently to 'sleep'

Scientists in Melbourne say they have discovered a new type of anti-cancer drug without the usual side effects of conventional cancer treatments.

Cancer Cells

Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic

Cancer cells function less well and are less able to multiply when their internal environment is made more acidic.<p>This was the conclusion that …

Cancer Cells

How Breast Cancer Spreads and Recurs

Breast cancer is frightening enough without the fear that it could travel to other parts of the body. Metastasis is the term for the spread of …

Cancer

Could your gut microbes hinder your cancer treatment? A new first-in-human trial investigates

Could the poop of some cancer patients hold the key to treating certain cancers in all people?<p>What does cancer have to do with poop? In the past few …

Immunotherapy

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Groundbreaking laboratory-grown prostate cancer cells could change the way research is carried out. They will significantly increase the speed at …

Cancer

How to ruin cancer’s day

Chi Van Dang generally declines to discuss the science that made him famous.<p>A leading authority on cancer metabolism, he routinely is asked to speak about how tumors reprogram biochemical pathways to help them slurp up nutrients and how disrupting these noxious adaptations could be a powerful …

Cancer

How Close Are We, Really, to Curing Cancer with CRISPR?

Followers of science and health news, particularly those with a terminal illness, may get the impression that the dawn of a new, disease-free era is …

Genetics

Here's how to check your breasts properly for any signs of cancer

I’m lucky enough to find myself surrounded by eight or more (inspirational) women on a regular basis. From the strong women who dominate my family, …

Breast Cancer

Cancer immunotherapy

Focus | 26 February 2018<p>Focus home<br>• Reviews & Perspectives<br>• News & Comment<br>• Additional content<p>Nature Reviews Immunology | Review Article<p>Epigenetic control …

Immunotherapy

​"Double punch" treatment fights cancer while reducing kidney damage side effects

Cancer treatment is often a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. You may well have some success with chemotherapy, but subsequent damage to otherwise …

Cancer

CAR-T therapy works for some blood cancers, but can we make it work for brain tumours?

A powerful new anti-cancer therapy, called CAR-T, has shown great promise in treating blood cancers. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration …

Immunotherapy

Scientists in Australia develop world-first blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads through the body

Scientists in Australia have developed a world-first blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads through the body.<p>The test could potentially allow early detection of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and increase the prospects of treatment. It may also help to avoid invasive and …

Cancer

Molecule targets DNA donut to stop cancer cells dividing

Cancer is essentially just cells that have gone rogue and are dividing unchecked, and now Australian researchers have designed a new molecule that …

Cancer

85% of Tampons Contain Monsanto's 'Cancer Causing' Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, was detected in 85 …

Agriculture

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

Genetics

BREAKING: CRISPR Could Be Causing Extensive Mutations And Genetic Damage After All

"It became clear that something unexpected was happening."<p>CRISPR has been heralded as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science, but …

Genetics

CRISPR’d Cancer Cells Revolt Against Tumors

Cancer cells (via skeeze/Pixabay)<p>Harvard scientists are using CRISPR to rewire cancerous cells into lean, mean, disease-fighting machines.<p>According …

Cancer

Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer

New research suggests that the body's natural pain-killer, the "endocannabinoid system," may also have cancer-fighting properties when "activated" by …

Cancer Cells

X-rays burst chemo-filled nanobubbles for targeted cancer drug delivery

Researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a new targeted treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are wrapped in …

Nanotech

HPV Shot Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

Two years ago, Ian McKenzie thought his mom's remaining days were dwindling.<p>The 97-year-old woman had developed a severe case of what was thought to …