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Study demonstrates feasibility of hologram technology in liver tumor ablation

July 2nd, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Data from one of the first clinical uses of augmented reality guidance with electromagnetically tracked tools shows that the technology may help doctors quickly, safely, and accurately deliver targeted liver cancer treatments, according to a research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting on June 14. […]

New technology enables fast protein synthesis

June 10th, 2020 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

MIT chemists have developed a protocol to rapidly produce protein chains up to 164 amino acids long. The flow-based technology could speed up drug development and allow scientists to design novel protein variants incorporating amino acids that don’t occur naturally in cells. The automatic tabletop machine, pictured here, is nicknamed the “Amidator” by the research […]

Cancer study stumbles onto potential way to regenerate heart cells

May 3rd, 2020 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

New research could lead to a gene therapy treatment for heart disease  Unfortunately for heart attack patients, heart cells don’t naturally replenish, so this vital organ stays permanently damaged. But now, Cambridge researchers have stumbled onto a gene that appears to trigger heart cell regeneration – and they did so by accident, while researching cancer […]

No, the coronavirus is not the leading cause of death in the US, CDC says

April 27th, 2020 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

US coronavirus deaths pass 14,000, but future projections are better than expected (CNN)Even though the coronavirus pandemic continues to take lives across the United States, Covid-19 has not become the leading cause of death in the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed to CNN. “There are no data to support that theory,” […]

Potentially the biggest medical breakthrough since penicillin

April 19th, 2020 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

“Immunotherapy is the biggest breakthrough in medicine in our generation”: Associate Professor Alex Menzies from Melanoma Institute Australia. If there is reason to have faith in the scientists, immunologists, virologists and oncologists racing to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, it is the stunning progress they are having in reducing deaths from what is called “Australia’s […]

93% of cancer patients respond to souped-up-immune cells

April 17th, 2020 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

In a new study of CAR T-cell therapy for cancer, 93% of patients responded to the treatment.  Two physicians had major roles in a cutting-edge clinical trial using the body’s own immune cells to fight late-stage cancer, one as a researcher and one as a patient. Senior author Patrick Reagan, an assistant professor of hematology/oncology […]

Universal cancer blood test detects and locates 50 types of tumors

April 10th, 2020 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

A new universal cancer blood test can spot over 50 types of tumors and identify where they are in the body  Cancer is one of humanity’s leading killers, and the main reason for that is it’s often hard to detect until it’s too late. But that might be about to change. Researchers have developed a […]

Crumpled graphene makes ultra-sensitive cancer DNA detector

April 3rd, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Graphene-based biosensors could usher in an era of liquid biopsy, detecting DNA cancer markers circulating in a patient’s blood or serum. But current designs need a lot of DNA. In a new study, crumpling graphene makes it more than ten thousand times more sensitive to DNA by creating electrical “hot spots,” researchers at the University […]

Scientists might have accidentally cured cancer

January 26th, 2020 at 5:20 pm » Comments Off

  Research Into Cancer Conducted At The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute New treatment for killing cancer cells may have accidentally been discovered by a group of British scientists, according to reports. Cardiff University’s research team found a T-Cell that attaches itself onto human cancers, and kills them while ignoring healthy cells. Although in its […]

Scientists successfully turn breast cancer cells into fat to stop them from spreading

December 27th, 2019 at 3:56 am » Comments Off

Researchers have been able to coax human breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells in a new proof-of-concept study in mice. To achieve this feat, the team exploited a weird pathway that metastasising cancer cells have; their results are just a first step, but it’s a truly promising approach.

Israeli scientists find way to treat pancreatic cancer in 14 days

December 12th, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Cancerous cells forming a lump in the pancreatic tissue The tumor in one mouse that was injected with human cancer cells completely disappeared. A new treatment developed by Tel Aviv University could induce the destruction of pancreatic cancer cells, eradicating the number of cancerous cells by up to 90% after two weeks of daily injections […]

Engineer finds way to pull diseases from blood using magnets

November 19th, 2019 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

“IN THEORY, YOU CAN GO AFTER ALMOST ANYTHING. POISONS, PATHOGENS, VIRUSES, BACTERIA…” A British engineer has found a way to filter unwanted cells from blood using magnets — and his tool could be used in clinical trials as soon as next year. Thanks to existing research, biochemical scientist George Frodsham knew it was possible to […]

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