Study describes structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma
Jan 19, 2018
UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer.
Fishing for one bad cell out of trillions of good ones
Jan 17, 2018
Cancer cells can break away from a tumor and circulate through the blood. There are few of the cancer cells compared to the trillions of blood cells. Current methods to find and extract these circulating tumor cells (CTC) ...
Biologists' new peptide could fight many cancers
Jan 16, 2018
MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer, need to survive.
Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
Jan 16, 2018
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
Jan 15, 2018
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 ...
Researchers report first 3-D structure of DHHC enzymes
Jan 11, 2018
The first three-dimensional structure of DHHC proteins—enzymes involved in many cellular processes, including cancer—explains how they function and may offer a blueprint for designing therapeutic drugs. Researchers have ...
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 ...
The Latest: Autos overshadow the small at CES tech show
Jan 08, 2018
The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local):
Researchers unlocking potential for next-generation medical scanning
Jan 05, 2018
Researchers have developed a new way to magnetise molecules found naturally in the human body, paving the way for a new generation of low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that would transform our ability to ...