Hybrid cancer drug could be resistance-resistant
28 minutes ago
A team of cancer researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center demonstrated in human cells and mouse models that a first-of-its-kind hybrid drug can outsmart drug-resistant cancers.
Drug delivery that hits the dot
23 hours ago
Drug treatments are made more efficient by delivering them to specific sites in the body where they are needed. For example, specific targeting of anticancer drugs to tumour sites could reduce required doses, provide more ...
Lab simplifies total synthesis of anti-cancer agent
May 23, 2016
The lab of Rice University synthetic organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has reported the streamlined total synthesis of delta12-prostaglandin J3, a molecule previously claimed to kill leukemic cancer cells.
Two-stage nanoparticle delivery of piperlongumine and TRAIL anti-cancer therapy
May 20, 2016
A team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York demonstrated a drug delivery mechanism that utilizes two independent vehicles, allowing for delivery of chemically and physically dis-tinct agents.
Scientists create photoluminscent nanoparticles to highlight cancer cells
May 20, 2016
A group of Russian and French researchers, with the participation of scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has synthesized nanoparticles of ultrapure silicon that exhibit efficient photoluminescence, secondary ...
Malignancy-associated gene network regulated by an RNA binding protein
May 19, 2016
If he ever gives a TED talk, Jeremy Sanford may have to come up with a better name for the protein he's been studying, which appears to play an important role in driving the proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells. For ...
How nanotechnology could detect and treat cancer
May 18, 2016
A growing field called nanotechnology is allowing researchers to manipulate molecules and structures much smaller than a single cell to enhance our ability to see, monitor and destroy cancer cells in the body.
New device could improve cancer detection
May 11, 2016
A new UBC-developed method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumour could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment.
Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade
May 10, 2016
To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but researchers reporting May 10 in Cell Metabolism describe ...
Magnetic nanoparticles may reveal early traces of cancer
Apr 29, 2016
Nanoscale magnets offer a new way to find faint, early traces of cancer in patients, according to Rice University students working on a method to capitalize on the magnets' properties. Three Rice computational and applied ...