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Here's the first woman in the world to have her breast cancer completely eradicated using her own immune cells- Technology News, Firstpost

According to various sites, a woman suffering from an advanced stage of breast cancer that had spread throughout her body was completely cleared off …

Cancer

Autoimmune Diseases Affect Women More than Men — We May Now Know Why

After years of women being largely ignored in medical research, we're finally getting used to the idea that symptoms of some health issues — like …

Autoimmune Diseases

There’s a miraculous chance to cure cancer. But we’ll have to pay for it.

In 1971, when Richard M. Nixon declared war on cancer, “conquering this dread disease” must have seemed like an ambitious but reasonable goal. Within his lifetime, man had split the atom and walked on the moon; now it was time to turn our wealth and our growing knowledge inward, to expand our …

Cancer

Terminal breast cancer "cured" by injecting patient with billions of her own white blood cells

Researchers at the US National Cancer Institute have reported in on an experimental breast cancer therapy that achieved remarkable results, …

Cancer

Genius New Therapy Has Wiped Out Incurable Cancer in Three Patients

Here's how it works.<p>A Florida woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, generally considered incurable, is free of the disease two-and-a-half …

Cancer

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Scientists have engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches itself to cancer cells before summoning and activating killer T cells from the immune …

Immunotherapy

Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

Consuming baking soda may help immunotherapy drugs to fight difficult-to-treat tumors. This cheap and simple intervention may eventually improve …

Immunotherapy

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

Merck's cancer drug Keytruda notches another trial success | Reuters

(Reuters) - Merck & Co said on Wednesday its drug Keytruda helped patients with a certain type of lung cancer live longer and prevented the disease from spreading, helping to solidify its position in the lucrative cancer market.<p>Keytruda, already approved for other types of cancer, is being studied …

Biotechnology

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

Cancer Cells

Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously …

Cancer

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

'Achilles Heel' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Discovered

A promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer has been developed by researchers.

Your Search for the Ultimate Coconut Cake Stops Here

My love affair with Southern-style coconut cake happened 10 years ago — just after I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and began working on a little TV show …

A cancer treatment that one expert called the 'most exciting thing I've seen in my lifetime' just got approved to treat more patients

The FDA just approved a cutting-edge cancer therapy to treat another form of blood cancer.<p>It's the second approval for Kymriah, also known as tisagenlecleucel, this time to treat patients with large B-cell lymphoma, and the first for adult patients. An August approval of Kymriah approved the …

Lost in Battle, Found by Amateur Sleuths: An ‘Unknown’ Marine

WASHINGTON — A mystery that went unsolved for 73 years began when Herman Mulligan threw a grenade.<p>In the thick of some of the most vicious fighting of World War II, on the island of Okinawa, Private First Class Mulligan’s grenade clattered into the dark maw of a Japanese bunker and blew up a cache …

Breakthrough treatment could ‘melt away’ cancer

A new cancer treatment can help some lung cancer tumors “[melt] away,” seriously prolonging patients’ lives, according to a series of breakthrough …

'We are going to have lung cancer patients living longer and better': A new kind of cancer treatment is about to change how we treat the disease

Immunotherapy, a new kind of cancer treatment that harnesses the body's immune system, is going mainstream.<p>In data presented Monday at the American Association of Cancer Research's annual meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Merck found that a combination of the …

Merck's Bet on Cancer Immunotherapy Is Paying Off in Spades and Helping Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer

New study results released Monday continue to cement drug giant Merck’s status as the force to be reckoned with in the lung cancer treatment space. …

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

<b>By MARILYNN MARCHIONE |</b> The Associated Press<p>CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in …

A 13-Year-Old Has Uncovered Spectacular Royal Treasure From The Viking Age

It dates back to legendary King Bluetooth.<p>An incredibly rare cache of Viking Age treasure has been unearthed on the German island of Rügen in the …

Scientists study brains of people whose memory stays strong into old age

It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, so scientists are peeking into the brains of“superagers” who do to uncover their secret.<p>The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or prevent …

The Brain

Six of the Oldest Human Remains Found in the U.S.

We recently shared some of the more amazing examples of ancient archaeology in the United States. This week, we travel even farther back in time to …

New Cancer Vaccine Implant from Harvard Reprograms Our Cells

Reading Time: 7 minutes. >><p><i>In brief: An implantable cancer vaccine from Harvard has already shown promising results in mice, and researchers are</i> …

Cancer-Detecting Cameras Inspired by Animal Eyes

Missael Garcia (left) and Viktor Gruev (right) developed a multispectral camera to guide cancer surgery, inspired by the eyes of the morpho butterfly …

Mama's Deeply Chocolate Cake

Rich, moist, chocolatey, and really yummy! That’s my mama’s favorite dessert that she usually prepares for holidays and other special occasions. …

She Was Given Three Years To Live. So She Transformed Cancer Research

In 1996, Kathy Giusti, then a 37-year-old pharmaceutical sales exec with a new baby, was told she had a blood cancer called multiple myeloma and three years to live. She refused to act like her life was over. “I decided I was going to live like I was going to live, not like I was going to die,” she …

Cancer

Doctors inject lab-grown genes into boy's eyes to treat blindness

On the morning of March 20, eye surgeon Jason Comander injected viruses carrying lab-grown genes into the eyes of a boy whose vision had been …