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Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells

Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells

T-cells are one of the immune system’s major weapons. They detect the body’s cells infected with a virus and trigger their ablation, effectively killing the virus. T-cells cannot do the same with cancer cells, however, as they do not recognise them as foreign cells and are therefore unable to eliminate them. But researchers have recently […]

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat “fake news” online, which they say leaves patients “scared and at risk of bogus cures”. Macmillan Cancer Support found two-fifths of people with cancer looked up information about their diagnosis on the internet. One in eight of those went online because they didn’t fully understand […]

Old tattoo to blame for woman’s ‘cancer’

Old tattoo to blame for woman’s ‘cancer’

(CNN)Doctors in Australia suspected that a woman had a type of cancer called lymphoma, but they were stunned when they put her enlarged lymph node under a microscope — and instead found black tattoo pigment from 15 years ago to which her immune system was just now reacting. They recounted the strange case in a […]

‘Pen’ identifies cancer in 10 seconds

‘Pen’ identifies cancer in 10 seconds

A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas. They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and more precise. And they hope it would avoid the “heartbreak” of leaving any of the cancer behind. Tests, published in Science Translational Medicine, suggest the […]

New cancer treatment ‘can eradicate tumours completely’

New cancer treatment ‘can eradicate tumours completely’

Scientists believe they have made a significant breakthrough in anti-cancer therapy Scientists have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that they believe could be more effective than current methods. The new method of killing cancer cells — called caspase-independent cell death (CICD) — led to the complete eradication of tumours in […]

Glowing tumor technology helps surgeons remove hidden cancer cells

Glowing tumor technology helps surgeons remove hidden cancer cells

Surgeons were able to identify and remove a greater number of cancerous nodules from lung cancer patients when combining intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) — through the use of a contrast agent that makes tumor cells glow during surgery — with preoperative positron emission tomography (PET) scans. The study from the Abramson Cancer Center at the […]

New way to tackle cancer cells

New way to tackle cancer cells

In-situ assembly of amphiphilic peptides with accompanying cellular functions inside a living cell (i.e., intracellular assembly) and their interaction with cellular components have been emerging as a versatile strategy in controlling cellular fate. However, achieving spatiotemporal control (i.e., inside cellular organelles or other sub-compartments) over the self-assembly of synthetic molecules inside the cell is challenging […]

Deadly nanoparcel for cancer cells

Deadly nanoparcel for cancer cells

Most tumors contain regions of low oxygen concentration where cancer therapies based on the action of reactive oxygen species are ineffective. Now, American scientists have developed a hybrid nanomaterial that releases a free-radical-generating prodrug inside tumor cells upon thermal activation. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the free radicals destroy the cell components […]

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER ENZYME CRUCIAL TO TUMOR DEVELOPMENT

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER ENZYME CRUCIAL TO TUMOR DEVELOPMENT

Inhibition of enzyme or associated genes could serve as future treatment for certain tumors An international team led by researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and the Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC) has discovered a biological pathway that plays an important role in tumor development. Published in Cell Reports, the […]

Study Provides New Focus for Developing Drugs to Fight Cancer

Study Provides New Focus for Developing Drugs to Fight Cancer

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Cancer researchers and drug companies may have been too quick to ignore a promising line of inquiry that targets a specific cell protein, according to a research team led by a biomedical scientist in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. Every cell in our body produces pro-death proteins […]

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