Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer alternatively uses the “accelerator” and the “brake” in order to survive.
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Augmented reality might not be able to cure cancer (yet), but when combined with a machine learning algorithm, it can help doctors diagnose the disease. Researchers at Google have developed an augmented reality microscope (ARM) that takes real-time data from a neural network trained to detect cancerous cells and displays it in the field of […]
Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like […]
When patients connect online, they often share information that reveals how treatments work in the real world. When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags. After her initial diagnosis it wasn’t clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a […]
This Silicon Valley startup has quietly raised $500 million to help diagnose cancer using controllers
Health and Commerce Since its debut six years ago, Redwood City-based startup Auris Health has quietly raised $500 million to develop a series of tools designed to innovate surgical robotics technology. The company’s latest product, Monarch, is a controller-operated robotic camera that allows physicians to visualize the inside of the human body. The technology, which […]
Shixiu Wu, president of the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital, has started treating patients with advanced forms of cancer with modified T-cells. Despite his success, others worry China’s lack of tight research regulations could be putting patients at risk.
Shaorong Deng gets an experimental treatment for cancer of the esophagus that uses his own immune system cells. They have been genetically modified with the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.
A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $250 million Celularity is a New Jersey-based startup co-founded by X-Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and ex-Celgene executive Dr. Bob Hariri.
Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.
Stanford University said the drug combination worked ‘startlingly well’