Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
2 hours ago
Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Fast-tracking T cell therapies with immune-mimicking biomaterials
17 hours ago
Immunologists and oncologists are harnessing the body's immune system to fight cancers and other diseases with adoptive cell transfer techniques. In a normal immune response, a type of white blood cell known as T cells are ...
Cancer targeted with reusable 'stinging nettle' treatment
Jan 09, 2018
Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment, activated with a substance found in stinging nettles and ants—thanks to new research by the University of Warwick.
Breast cancer research gets a mechanical boost
Jan 09, 2018
One of the most puzzling questions in breast cancer research is why some tumors stay put, while rogue cells from others break free and spread to surrounding tissues, the first step toward creating a more lethal disease. Although ...
Supercomputers help researchers design cancer models and predict treatments outcomes based on patient-specific condition
Jan 03, 2018
Attempts to eradicate cancer are often compared to a "moonshot"—the successful effort that sent the first astronauts to the moon.
Unraveling the mechanisms that control cell growth and size
Jan 03, 2018
All living cells, from simple yeasts to human brain cells, regulate their rate of growth and their ultimate size and shape. How they do this, however, is one of the fundamental mysteries of biology.
Breaking up (protein complexes) is hard to do, but new study shows how
Dec 22, 2017
A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers identified the structural basis for how tightly bound protein complexes are broken apart to become inactivated. The structure explains why the complexes are less ...
Fluorescent nanomedicine can guide tumor removal, kill remaining cancer cells
Dec 21, 2017
Oregon State University scientists have developed a nanomedicine platform for cancer that can help doctors know which tissue to cut out as well as kill any malignant cells that can't be surgically removed.
New measurements to guide radiation therapy
Dec 19, 2017
When ionizing radiation passes through living tissue, it interacts with molecules present in the cells, stripping away electrons and producing charged species known as ions. Ionizing radiation used for cancer treatment includes ...
MiNT protein a fresh target to attack disease
Dec 18, 2017
A two-faced protein in a chain that regulates iron and other elements in cells could provide a new target to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases.