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How do cancer cells start to spread? Study sheds light

Metastatic cancer is responsible for the vast majority of cancer deaths, but our limited understanding of how metastasis begins makes finding ways to …

Cancer

Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time

None of us was made from scratch. Every human being develops from the fusion of two cells, an egg and a sperm, that are the descendants of other cells. The lineage of cells that joins one generation to the next — called the germline — is, in a sense, immortal.<p>Biologists have puzzled over the …

Biology

Autoimmune disease discovery could spark new treatments: Researchers have developed a drug-like compound that inhibits key protein

Researchers have developed a drug-like compound that inhibits key protein<p>Researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday …

Medicine

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.<p>That's less than commonly-cited estimates from more than 35 years ago, a result of new research methods and changes in American society. Smoking …

Research

Could The Personalised Medicine Revolution Actually Slow Innovation?

The promise of personalised medicine is a pretty big one: Tailoring treatments to a patient's genes, their environment or their lifestyle, the …

Medicine

For the first time ever, scientists have managed to ‘edit’ the DNA inside a living patient

Scientists have managed to edit the DNA inside of a living patient for the first time ever, and it seems we are upon a new milestone in the history …

Genetics

Telehealth policy changes mean big revenue opportunities for hospitals

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly popular as the financial benefits for providers who offer it come to light. And new policy changes in …

Health Care

Learning Your Genetic Information Can Change the Way You See Yourself

We’re taught that our genes can explain just about everything about us — what we look like, our personalities, our interests, our fears and, of …

DNA

Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

A large new study from the American Cancer Society inventories the risk factors for various types of cancer. Those findings shed much-needed light on …

Cancer

Natural Supplements That Boost Your Stamina, Endurance and Immune System

Supplements give your body all the inevitable substances it needs such as minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Even if you are loaded with fruits, …

Healthy Eating

We can observe memories being passed down through generations

Genetic Hand-Me-Downs<p>We know a great deal about how genetic traits are passed down from one generation to another. It’s simple enough to understand. …

Genetics

New clinical trial explores precision treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer cells. CCR scientists opened a new clinical trial this month to study the effectiveness of the drug selumetinib in slowing tumor …

Cancer

Controversial sugar industry study on cancer uncovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry's controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper.<p>The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, …

Sugar

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

Cancer

Neural Flexibility May Be Key to Human Intelligence

A new study suggests that flexible wiring may be at the heart of human intelligence rather than stemming from a single region or brain cell …

The Brain

CDC: 40 percent of new cancers tied to being overweight

- At 62, is much lighter, and much healthier than he used to be.<p>Just a few years back, the Cobb County, Georgia, trucking company says he weighed …

Cancer

This special pen can detect how far your cancer has spread — in just 10 seconds - MarketWatch

Very few diseases have warranted the epithet “the scourge of our age” like cancer. Many of us know at least one person affected by it.<p>Each type of …

Cancer

Tech revolution is coming to healthcare - GPs must be part of it

Smartphones offer an opportunity to get information into the hands of those who need it most; complaining from the sidelines is futile<p>The launch of the GP at Hand app-based primary care service in London has been met with accusations that it is damaging the NHS.<p>The service is being run by a …

Health Care

Whiteboard Session: What Stops Companies From Growing

Chris Zook explains how you can fight bureaucracy by thinking like a founder.

Whiteboards

Scientists engineer nonimmune cells that kill cancer upon contact

Synthetic T-Cells<p>In the continuous search for potentially cancer-curing treatments, researchers have turned to engineering cells. They’ve found that …

Cancer

This protein helps cancer spread: study

Scientists have identified a protein that enables the spread of tumours by binding cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues, paving …

Cancer

5 Ways the Best Companies Close the Strategy-Execution Gap

Executives say that they lose 40% of their strategy’s potential value to breakdowns in execution. In our experience at Bain & Company, however, this strategy-to-performance gap is rarely the result of shortcomings in implementation; it is because the plans are flawed from the start.<p>Too many …

Photographers

I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science

Consumer-genomics company Helix promises insights so you can live your best life — but it’s little more than genetic astrology<p>In January of this year, I decided I would complete a half-marathon. I would push my body to the limit and be reborn as my best self. For months, I woke up at 6 to run …

DNA

How to open the blood-brain-barrier with precision for safer drug delivery

Schematic representation of the feedback-controlled focused ultrasound drug delivery system. Serving as the acoustic indicator of drug-delivery …

Medicine

Convolutional neural networks are being used to fight lung cancer

Lung cancer is responsible for taking the lives of 1.6 million people per year. In nearly one third of cases, lung cancer is not detected until it is …

Cancer

Hacking The Rhythm of DNA Replication Could Kill Off Cancer Cells

It sends them into overdrive.<p>Throughout our lifetimes, our cells divide to create new cells to keep the body running, ensuring a steady supply of …

Biology

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Harvard Business Review

Biotech firms race to recruit good bugs in war on cancer

(Reuters) - Biotech companies are competing to develop medicines using “bugs as drugs” to fight cancer, building on the latest scientific findings that patients with high levels of good gut bacteria are more likely to respond to modern immunotherapy.<p>A cancer cell (white) being attacked by two …

Cancer

Scientists Develop Sensor to Detect TP53 Mutations in Human Cancers

<b>Dresden, Germany (Scicasts)</b> — If it burns in a house smoke detectors alert us hence protecting life. A molecular smoke alert has now been developed …

Biology

The Apple Watch Can Accurately Detect Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

The data that fitness trackers <i></i>collect about your body goes far beyond just how many steps you’ve taken, and researchers are just beginning to …

Sleep Apnea