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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 […]

Scientists reveal how a common virus triggers blood cancer

Scientists reveal how a common virus triggers blood cancer

Scientists have discovered how a common virus can trigger blood cancer. Researchers at the University of Sussex hope their findings will help discovers new ways to treat the disease. The study looked at how the Epstein-Barr virus takes control of two genes involved in cancer development so it can switch them on or off. These […]

Why prostate cancer cells develop resistance to treatment

Why prostate cancer cells develop resistance to treatment

A new study at the University of York has shown that a standard hormone supplement, used to boost energy levels in prostate cancer patients following radiotherapy, could potentially increase the chances of the cancer returning Previous studies led by Professor Norman Maitland at the University’s Department of Biology, have shown that stem cells inside the […]

Genetic switch for cancer cells’ immortality revealed

Genetic switch for cancer cells’ immortality revealed

Scientists have revealed how a genetic switch involved in the packaging of DNA may be key to a cancer cell’s ability to keep growing The Francis Crick Institute researchers, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, found that production of a protein called H1.0 was frequently switched off in many cancer types and that reactivating this protein halted […]

Not all tumor cells are equal

Not all tumor cells are equal

A new study led by Dr. Manel Esteller, Director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program (PEBC) of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), ICREA researcher and Professor of Genetics at University of Barcelona (UB) discovers that colorectal tumors present epigenetic heterogeneity that relates to the clinical course of the disease. The paper describing this finding […]

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells

Novel scaffolds are shown enabling cells to behave in a different but controlled way in vitro due to the presence of aligned, self-assembled ceramic nanofibers of an ultra-high anisotropy ratio augmented into graphene shells. “This unique hybrid nano-network allows for an exceptional combination of selective guidance stimuli for stem cell development, variations in immune reactions, […]

How Cancer Survives Without Glucose

How Cancer Survives Without Glucose

The finding provides important clues that might help us to understand the resistance to drugs that ‘starve’ tumours, and also how cancer cells manage to survive in the centre of the tumour mass, where barely any blood vessels can reach “Tumour cells are very intelligent; when one door that seemed essential for their growth and […]

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