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Personalized Cancer Medicine Part 1

Personalised medicine could lead to a breakthrough in cancer in 2017

New Approaches to Personalized Cancer Therapy

Personalized Medicine in Cancer: What does it mean and how is it done?

Some next-generation cancer therapies are expected to reach $1 billion in sales this year

There is perhaps no scarier word in the English language than "cancer."<p>More than 15.5 million Americans who were alive as of Jan. 1, 2016, have had cancer at some point in their lives, according to the American Cancer Society, and it's expected to lead to 600,920 deaths in 2017.<p>Cancer is currently …

Cancer

Bacteria caught eating chemo drugs meant for cancerous tumors

Bacteria has been spotted ‘eating’ chemotherapy drugs intended for treating cancerous tumors, potentially opening the door for more effective cancer …

Cancer

Salk scientists find how cancer stops immune response

Malignant tumors thrive in part by suppressing the immune system. A team led by Salk Institute scientists reports discovering one important way this …

Cancer

New technique helps program cells like a computer to fight cancer and other serious conditions

A new technique can help programme cells like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions, suggests new …

Biology

DNA Robots Could One Day Revolutionize Medicine By Delivering Drugs To Specific Cells

Microscopic DNA robots might one day help facilitate game-changing advances in the field of medicine. These tiny products of nanotechnology are …

Robots

Chemotherapy eating bacteria defend cancer

<b>The discovery</b><br>Researchers have found that bacteria live inside cancerous tumours they've studied, and these bacteria can suck in and neutralize a …

Biology

How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, …

Harvard Business Review

New types of therapy mean cancer is going to become ever more survivable

THERE are few whose lives have not been touched by cancer. It cuts down friends, loved ones, siblings, spouses, parents and children. And it does so …

Cancer

Supercomputing is allowing us to map brain function at the deepest levels

A Daunting Task<p>Humanity has so much to gain from a map of the human brain’s neural connections, but while producing that map sounds simple enough in …

Neuroscience

Why chocolate is good for your gut

Chocolate lovers, rejoice; the sweet treat is not only delicious, but studies show that it can also promote friendly bacteria and reduce inflammation …

Microbiome

A Genetic Testing Company Just Screwed Up 50,000 Cancer Screenings

As fun as it is to find out where your great-great-great grandparents came from, the real promise of genetic testing is in the realm of disease. By …

Genetics

The reason a calorie-restricted diet extends your lifespan is in your genes

You've probably seen some headlines in recent years heralding the correlation between a lowered caloric intake and increased lifespan. The topic has …

Longevity

A natural molecule has been shown to stop cancer cells from producing energy

The Warburg Effect<p>The Warburg Effect refers to the way cancer cells “rewire” their metabolism to survive, voraciously consuming glucose to produce …

Biology

The Origins of Gene Editing: Why Manipulating Genes is Nothing New

Dr. André Choulika, CEO of gene editing company Cellectis, discusses how humanity has been manipulating genes for millennia without realizing it<p>We, …

Genetics

Dogs' Immune Systems Are Much Like Ours And That's A Boon To Cancer Research

At the third International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in Frankfurt last week, Ellen Puré may have seemed a bit out of place as professor and director at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. This was, after all, a scientific conference focused on the latest research in …

Cancer

Closing in on cancer

THE numbers are stark. Cancer claimed the lives of 8.8m people in 2015; only heart disease caused more deaths. Around 40% of Americans will be told …

Cancer

Drugmakers Aim at Early Stage Cancer Patients With Immunotherapy

AstraZeneca Plc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and other drugmakers are switching gears on standard drug development in an effort to quickly test powerful …

Cancer

Lymph vessels that spread cancer can also help destroy tumours

Lymphatic vessels that help cancers spread can also be used to target tumours with new immunotherapy drugs, a study has found.<p>Many cancers are known …

Cancer

Scientists Link ‘Cat’ Parasite to Common Neurological Disorders

A new study shows that <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>—a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats—triggers various changes in the human brain which …

Neuroscience

Poor Gut Health Has Just Been Linked to This Common Disease

Two new studies have uncovered the "strongest evidence yet" that gut bacteria could play a role in developing multiple sclerosis, reports <i>Scientific</i> …

Microbiome

Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons

Scientists working to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases have been stymied by the inability to grow human motor neurons in the …

Your Brain Changes Throughout Your Life

Researchers can now accurately estimate your age by looking at an image of your brain.<p>That’s according to a recent study published in the journal …

The Brain

Genetic test bumps breast cancer patients down a stage or 2

For decades, tumor size has been crucial to the treatment and prognosis of breast cancer.<p>Bigger usually meant the cancer was more advanced and at a …

Cancer

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Mindfulness

Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

Medicine

The Family Dynamics We Grew Up with Shape How We Work

Does your CEO remind you of your bullying older brother? Or the mother who always refolded your clothes because you didn’t do a good enough job? Or …

Leadership