Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types
9 hours ago
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.
Uncovering a novel mechanism in cell division
Apr 19, 2017
Northwestern Medicine scientists have revealed the role amino-terminal methylation plays in a specific protein in the centromere, a region of the chromosome important in cell division, and how the dysregulation of this protein ...
Time-lapse shows how anticancer and antiviral drugs get into cells
Apr 17, 2017
Some of the most effective treatments against viral infections and cancer belong to a class of drugs called nucleoside analogs. These are essentially faulty versions of molecular building blocks that can slip into cells and ...
Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer
Apr 17, 2017
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can be used to genetically program immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells—while the immune cells are still ...
Sperm tested as possible candidate for delivering cancer medications in female patients
Apr 14, 2017 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Germany has tested the possibility of using sperm cells to deliver drugs to cancerous tumors in female patients. In their paper uploaded ...
Nano-sized sensors provide unprecedented data on how heat diffuses in and out of living cells
Apr 14, 2017
Tiny flat sensors that stick to the surface of living cells can provide detailed measurements of heat transfer at the cell surface. Developed at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, these ...
Nine burning questions about CRISPR genome editing answered
Apr 11, 2017
In recent years, science and the media have been buzzing with the term CRISPR. From speculation around reviving the woolly mammoth to promises of distant cures for cancer, the unproven potential for this genome editing tool ...
Scientists discover how crucial DNA sequences endure
Apr 11, 2017
As cells divide, some of their DNA is rearranged, spurring the emergence of new traits that can dictate whether a species survives or flounders. But some stretches of DNA appear to be so crucial to the basic functioning of ...
Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis and treatment
Apr 10, 2017
A nanoscale product of human cells that was once considered junk is now known to play an important role in intercellular communication and in many disease processes, including cancer metastasis. Researchers at Penn State ...
How the first blood cells form during human development
Apr 06, 2017
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new understanding of how the first blood cells form during human development as they transition from endothelial cells to form blood cells of different types.