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Making T-cells Fight Tumors

A new research from Rockefeller University shows that our immune system cells can detect and destroy cancerous tumor cells in breasts and ovaries. The protein that detects the cancerous cells was identified and can be used in future immunity-based therapeutic ...

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Cell Rolling to Neutralize Spreading Cancer Cells

Cell Rolling to Neutralize Spreading Cancer Cells

Researchers from MIT and the University of Rochester have made significant progress towards developing a device that capable of capturing and treating specific cells as they flow through the blood stream. Among other applications, such a device could be used ...

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Liquid Crystals Battle Cancer and Other Diseases

Liquid Crystals Battle Cancer and Other Diseases

In collaboration between Kent State University, Summa Health System and IC-MedTech, an innovative liquid crystal technology has been developed. The technology offers the promise of safer, more effective drugs for the treatment of cancer and of many other diseases. Dr. ...

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Innate Immunity to Cancer

Innate Immunity to Cancer

The Innate immunity system constantly kills cancer cells inside our body. This is one of the reasons not all of us develop cancer. In collaboration between researchers from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for ...

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Jet Injections May Improve Skin Cancer Treatment

Scientists at Queen’s University in Belfast have developed a novel, more effective way to deliver drugs for the treatment of skin cancer. The scientists demonstrated that a needle-free jet injection of a drug used in the treatment of skin cancer ...

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Killing Lone Cancer Cells Using Alpha-Particles

In a new research currently taking place in the University of Washington (UW), scientists are trying to use alpha-particles’ radiation to kill lone cancer cells. Targeting the cancerous cells in the blood stream is done using specific antibodies. The radiation ...

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Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Using Light

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Using Light

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the US. Out of almost 38,000 people diagnosed with the disease every year there are an estimated 34,000 deaths. Pancreatic cancer is hard to detect and requires invasive procedures, which are ...

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Lab on a Chip to Quickly Detect Oral Cancer

Lab on a Chip  to Quickly Detect Oral Cancer

Oral cancers are hard to detect in the early stages of the disease because they’re painless or resemble a dental disease. When cancer is detected in the hospital, using sophisticated equipment, it might be too late for the patient. Because ...

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Genome of a Single Man Sequenced

Genome of a Single Man Sequenced

Craig Venter, the man who first sequenced the human genome, has now sequenced his own genome. This is the first time a single person’s genome has been sequenced. The genomic sequence can tell a lot about a person, for instance ...

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Blocking the Proliferation of B-cells in Leukemia

Blocking the Proliferation of B-cells in Leukemia

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a malignant disease caused by uncontrolled proliferation of B-cells, a type of white blood cells. The high proliferation rate is due to blockage of the cells’ self destruction mechanism called apoptosis, which allows the cells ...

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