cancer

New Lung Cancer Treatment

New Lung Cancer Treatment

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts are developing a new lung cancer drug for Pfizer. Currently in the early phases of a stage 3 clinical trial, Crizotinib was successful in shrinking non-small cell ...

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Potential Cancer Drug – From Sponges

Potential Cancer Drug – From Sponges

Chemists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently discovered an unusual method to synthesize agelastatins – chemicals emitted by sponges of the Agelas family, residing deep in the ocean. The new discovery could help scientists to develop a cure for ...

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Drugs Encapsulated in Nanoparticles

Drugs Encapsulated in Nanoparticles

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently introduced a new method to administrate drugs targeted at cancer cells. They have shown success in experiments involving patients with cancer, and their development could help administer other types of drugs.   ...

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New Virus Defense Mechanism

New Virus Defense Mechanism

Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut have discovered a new way that viruses reproduce and survive in hostile environments. Viruses use many different mechanisms to trick human cells into multiplying viruses and propagating them throughout biological systems. The ...

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A Cell’s ‘Cap’ of Bundled Fibers

A Cell’s ‘Cap’ of Bundled Fibers

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Engineering in Oncology Center have recently shown that in healthy cells, a bundled ”cap” of thread-like fibers holds the cell’s nucleus in its proper place. The nucleus includes the cell’s genetic storehouse, and understanding the ...

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Making Cancer Cells Glow

Researchers at AntiCancer Incorporated in San Diego, California and at Okayama University in Japan are developing a virus that makes cancer cells permanently glow. A fluorescence gene derived from jellyfish is integrated into tumors using a modified cold virus. The ...

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Filling Fullerene with Radioactive Atoms

Filling Fullerene with Radioactive Atoms

Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have developed a hands-off process for filling fullerenes with radioactive material. Fullerenes are hollow carbon molecules that can be filled with different types of metal atoms. This new finding could be utilized in medical ...

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Preventing Tumor Growth in Embryonic Stem Cells

Preventing Tumor Growth in Embryonic Stem Cells

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Israel have created a method that can eliminate the tumor risk of using stem cells as the cure for various diseases. According to the scientists, this development may revolutionize the field of stem cell ...

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Smelling Brain Cancer

Smelling Brain Cancer

Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), researchers from the Brain Mapping Foundation in West Hollywood, and neurosurgeons from the City of Hope Cancer Center have all teamed together to enhance NASA’s “electronic nose” to explore the function of cellular ...

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Gold Nanorods Target Tumors

Gold Nanorods Target Tumors

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed tiny gold rods capable of singling out tumorous cells and destroying them without damaging nearby healthy tissue. The gold nanorods absorb energy from near infrared light and then focus that ...

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