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Chinese doctors are using modified T-Cells to treat advanced forms of cancer

March 1st, 2018 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

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.

Doctors in China lead race to treat cancer by editing genes

February 26th, 2018 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

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.

Celularity placental stem cell treatments for cancer, longevity

February 19th, 2018 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

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.

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

February 19th, 2018 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

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.

Cancer jab that eliminates tumours from body even after they’ve spread to start human trials

February 1st, 2018 at 9:42 am » Comments Off

Stanford University said the drug combination worked ‘startlingly well’

Is chemo at the heart of cancer regrowth?

December 29th, 2017 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Some cancers are difficult to beat, even with modern drugs. New research sheds light on how one type of chemotherapy provides a safe haven for tumor cells, boosting cancer recurrence and growth in the long-run.

Heavy metal found in meteoroids kills cancer cells

November 25th, 2017 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

Iridium—the world’s second densest metal—can kill cancer cells by filling them with a deadly version of oxygen, while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

Which is worse for your health, weed or alcohol? Science weighs in

November 14th, 2017 at 6:19 pm » Comments Off

Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey? It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear winner.

How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it’s difficult

September 26th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Scientists are designing materials that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair. Known as nanomaterials or nanoparticles, some could help treat diseases.

Scientists just made implantable batteries powered by body fluids

August 17th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Scientists have built flexible batteries for use in wearable electronics and medical implants that can operate from inside your body, powered by liquids like saline solution and cell-culture. Both the efficiency and the output of the batteries out-performed lithium-ion.

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