Patch delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites
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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.
Student invention a shining example of sun safety
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Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer before turning 70, with research showing the majority of sun damage occurs during childhood and adolescence.
Scientists have created nanoparticles that cure cancer harmlessly
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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 ...
Developing nanosystems that can more easily cross the gastrointestinal tract and blood-brain barriers
Jul 14, 2016
A number of drugs—from insulin to cancer chemotherapy—can be delivered only via injections, which are far more difficult for patients than taking a simple tablet or pill. It can also be more expensive, as this type of ...
Chromatin remodeling proteins: New insights in human malignancy and targeted cancer therapy
Jul 13, 2016
Chromatin remodeling proteins (chromatin remodelers) are essential and powerful regulators for critical DNA-templated cellular processes, such as DNA replication, recombination, gene transcription/repression, and DNA damage ...
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 ...
Newly discovered features of collagen may help shed light on disease processes
Jul 12, 2016
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are reporting new, unexpected details about the fundamental structure of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body. In lab experiments, they demonstrated that collagen, ...
Engineered human colon model could aid in cancer research
Jul 11, 2016
Genetic mutations are a major cause of cancer, and tracking the role of each gene in cancer pathogenesis has long been an important tool in the fight against a disease that is expected to kill more than 1.6 million people ...
Chemistry professor is first to use light to make gold crystal nanoparticles
Jul 08, 2016
A team of University of Florida researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer treatment and could improve ...