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Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Immunotherapy

Enzyme Could Let Any Plant Produce Fuel

What, you think gasoline grows on trees?<p>From the mountains, to the prairies, to the estuaries green with scum, researchers are all trying to find the next best biofuel.<p>In a study published today in <i>Nature Communications</i> researchers identified an enzyme in the overwhelmingly common algae <i>Botryococcus</i> …

Sleeping immune cells in tumours can be 'woken up' to fight cancer

Sleeping immune cells which are already in tumours can be ‘woken up’ to fight even the most deadly cancers, scientists have discovered.<p>In order to evade the body’s defence mechanism, cancer cells have learned to flick a switch in immune cells which switches them off.<p>The switch is there to stop the …

GM adenovirus used by doctors to attack tumor cells

Researchers in Argentina say they have genetically modified an adenovirus - which can cause colds, conjunctivitis and bronchitis - to home in on cancer, killing tumor cells in patients without harming healthy tissue.<p>Scientists have long been intrigued by the idea of using viruses to alert the …

NASA Mars Mission Receives $55 Million To Build Deep Space Habitat

NASA has been given the all clear to power ahead with further preparation for deep space exploration.<p>In other words, our mission to Mars has become a …

Space Exploration

Simple shell of plant virus sparks immune response against cancer

Mice tumor free and protected from metastases after treatment<p>The shells of a common plant virus, inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, …

Immunotherapy

High dose of vitamin C kills cancer cells in mice

It selectively kills colorectal cancer cells with two common mutations.<p>A new study published in <i>Science</i> presents evidence that perhaps some of the …