Cells from same cell bank lots may have vast genetic variability
Jul 26, 2016
In a surprise finding, researchers working with breast cancer cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though the researchers had not detected ...
Patch delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites
Jul 25, 2016
Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the U.S. In Europe, it is the second-most common form of cancer.
Scientists have created nanoparticles that cure cancer harmlessly
Jul 25, 2016
Lomonosov Moscow State University researchers, in collaboration with German colleagues, have applied silicon nanoparticles to diagnose and cure cancer. For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the ability of particles ...
Synthetic biology used to limit bacterial growth and coordinate drug release
Jul 20, 2016
Researchers at the University of California San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a strategy for using synthetic biology in therapeutics. The approach enables continual production ...
Scientists complete development of a new system for cancer diagnostics
Jul 13, 2016
Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in cooperation with colleagues from Pohang University of Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea are at the final stage of the development of a unique ...
New microfluidic device offers means for studying electric field cancer therapy
Jul 06, 2016
Researchers at MIT's research center in Singapore have developed a new microfluidic device that tests the effects of electric fields on cancer cells. They observed that a range of low-intensity, middle-frequency electric ...
How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels
Jun 29, 2016
The spread of cancer from a tumor's original location to other parts of the body can play a major role in whether the disease turns deadly. Many steps in this process, called metastasis, remain murky. But now scientists are ...
Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, protein production
Jun 27, 2016
As scientists identify ways that viruses exploit their host cells to make more copies of themselves, they are also uncovering clues to how these viral invaders can trigger cancerous cell growth.
Study finds contagious cancers are spreading among several species of shellfish
Jun 22, 2016
The oceans are home to innumerable and diverse species of marine life. A new paper, published in Nature, suggests that the watery medium that nourishes and protects this life may also promote the spread of certain cancers, ...
New cancer fighter synthesized: Thailanstatin A disrupts cancer by inhibiting DNA-editing machinery
Jun 20, 2016
Rice University scientists have synthesized a novel anti-cancer agent, Thailanstatin A, which was originally isolated from a bacterial species collected in Thailand.