Two or more sodas a day linked to increased risk of death from cancer

The relationship between sugar and human health is a complex one, but new research has added some valuable new detail around the habitual consumption of the sweet stuff. The study suggests that drinking two or more servings of sugary drinks each day ca… Continue reading Two or more sodas a day linked to increased risk of death from cancer

Cancer-fighting particle packs drugs in a glass bubble core

Getting cancer drugs to the right place in the right quantities is a perpetual problem for medical scientists, but a group from University of California, Los Angeles has put forward a promising new technology in this space. The team has demonstrated a … Continue reading Cancer-fighting particle packs drugs in a glass bubble core

Immunotherapy combo targets mutation found in up to 25% of all cancers

Scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have found a way to fight one of the most common cancer-causing mutations. The new drug puts up an “eat me” marker that can help the immune system or other drugs find and kill the cancer.C… Continue reading Immunotherapy combo targets mutation found in up to 25% of all cancers

Air pollution study upends basic ideas for how cancer develops

Extraordinary new research led by scientists from the Francis Crick Institute presents a new hypothesis as to how cancer develops. Inspired by a forgotten body of study from 75 years ago, the research looked at how air pollution drives the development … Continue reading Air pollution study upends basic ideas for how cancer develops

Self-assembling molecules suffocate cancer cells within hours

By deploying a newly-developed drug against a key energy source of cancer cells, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have developed a new way of eliminating them in mere hours. The technique relies on self-assembling molecules t… Continue reading Self-assembling molecules suffocate cancer cells within hours

Experimental drug combo halts growth of deadly lung cancer in mice

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is one of the deadliest forms of the disease, but now scientists may have a promising new avenue for treatment. By combining a new drug with an outdated one, the team found that they could halt growth of tumors in mice.Con… Continue reading Experimental drug combo halts growth of deadly lung cancer in mice

Experimental drug combo halts growth of deadly lung cancer in mice

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is one of the deadliest forms of the disease, but now scientists may have a promising new avenue for treatment. By combining a new drug with an outdated one, the team found that they could halt growth of tumors in mice.Con… Continue reading Experimental drug combo halts growth of deadly lung cancer in mice

Old anti-psychotic drug reveals new treatment pathway for chronic pain

A new study has found an old antipsychotic drug blocks a signaling pathway that has been linked to chronic neuropathic pain. The surprising findings not only point to novel future treatments for pain but reveal an unexpected association between chronic… Continue reading Old anti-psychotic drug reveals new treatment pathway for chronic pain

Engineered yeast produces complex cancer drug, saving tons of flowers

A commonly used cancer drug called vinblastine is sourced from certain flowers, but unfortunately it takes literally tons of plant matter to make each gram of the drug. To find an alternative source, scientists have now engineered yeast to produce the … Continue reading Engineered yeast produces complex cancer drug, saving tons of flowers

New class of drug could treat leukemia with fewer side effects

Scientists have identified two molecules that could help treat leukemia, in a way that’s far less damaging to healthy cells than existing chemotherapy. The compounds work using a different mechanism that’s more selective for cancerous cells, and import… Continue reading New class of drug could treat leukemia with fewer side effects