Examining the role of the microbiome in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment
5 hours ago
The bacteria residing in your digestive tract, or your gut microbiota, may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy drugs in the clinic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of ...
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.
A cancer in the family: One spouse's diagnosis can lower household income
9 hours ago
Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age ...
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 ...
Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer
Apr 13, 2017
Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the disease. A new study by University of Illinois researchers describes a method ...
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 ...