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Cancer Vaccination in Action

A research team from the Hadassah Medical Organization and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has developed a method for generating a personalized melanoma vaccination. The vaccination is targeted at patients in the early stages of tumor development and for patients ...

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Interferon Based Drug May Eliminate Breast Cancer

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of science in Israel have engineered a new protein they call Interferon-alpha-2, which is an interferon variant with highly increased biological potency as compared with the natural interferon currently used to treat a number of ...

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The Link between Inflammation and Cancer

The Link between Inflammation and Cancer

A research team from the Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) at MIT has confirmed that when DNA repair mechanisms are compromised, chronic inflammation expedites intestine cancer in mice. The results suggest that people with a decreased ability to repair ...

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The Curing Ability of Arsenic

Researchers from the University of Dundee in the UK were able to reveal for the first time how Arsenic and other molecules like Arsenic trioxide (ATO), known for many years to cure the acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), help break down ...

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Nano-worms to the Rescue

Nano-worms to the Rescue

In a joint research project, scientists from the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed and created tiny ‘nanoworms’. These miniature devices can be navigated through blood vessels ...

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Will Soy Beat Cancer?

Will Soy Beat Cancer?

An experiment conducted by a group of researchers from Northwestern University showed for the first time that an antioxidant present in soybeans was able to reduce the rate of metastases in mice bearing prostate cancer. The amount of the antioxidant ...

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The TRAIL Between Cancer and Inflammation

A research team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, led by Professor Wafik S. El-Deiry, has recently demonstrated for the first time a link between a natural factor called TRAIL receptor, and cancer susceptibility. The team also found ...

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Sex, Sharks and Cancer

Sex, Sharks and Cancer

In 2001, Zoo workers at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, were astonished to find a hammerhead shark pup in an aquarium devoid of male bonehead sharks. Thorough genetic analysis recently revealed that the pup was indeed a result ...

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Smart-Bombing Cancer

Smart-Bombing Cancer

Cancer therapy most commonly includes radiation and chemotherapy, procedures that themselves often lead to the death of patients. Over the past few years, clever ways have been developed to exploit the brilliance and efficacy of the immune system to fight ...

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When Softness isn’t a Virtue

When Softness isn’t a Virtue

A team of researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a method to distinguish between metastatic cancer cells and normal cells. The method utilizes an atomic force microscope (AFM) to measure the softness of a ...

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