Soft corals emerge as source of highly potent anti-cancer compound

From pit vipers to funnel web spiders, living creatures continue to prove a rich source of medicines with life-saving potential, but some are more forthcoming than others with their powerful compounds and molecules. A 25-year search for another source … Continue reading Soft corals emerge as source of highly potent anti-cancer compound

Promising peptide slows the spread and growth of melanoma in mice

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, thanks to its ability to rapidly spread to other organs. Brazilian researchers have now developed a peptide that seems to slow the growth and spread of melanoma, improving the survival rates of test mice.C… Continue reading Promising peptide slows the spread and growth of melanoma in mice

Pre-made stem cells may be pulled off the shelf to treat aggressive cancer

Stem cells that can be engineered to take on different properties continue to show huge potential in all areas of medicine, ranging from Parkinson’s disease treatments to regenerative therapies for injured tendons. Scientists adapting this technology f… Continue reading Pre-made stem cells may be pulled off the shelf to treat aggressive cancer

Pre-made stem cells may be pulled off the shelf to treat aggressive cancer

Stem cells that can be engineered to take on different properties continue to show huge potential in all areas of medicine, ranging from Parkinson’s disease treatments to regenerative therapies for injured tendons. Scientists adapting this technology f… Continue reading Pre-made stem cells may be pulled off the shelf to treat aggressive cancer

Enzyme “sugar tag” blocks excess cell death behind chronic inflammation

Uncontrolled inflammation in the human body can drive a variety of serious health conditions, including cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, so discoveries around how it works can benefit the field of medicine in wide-ranging ways. A new example of this il… Continue reading Enzyme “sugar tag” blocks excess cell death behind chronic inflammation

Cells’ trash disposal system shapes as a “toggle” for cancer treatment

Lysosomal activity can be seen in green in these images of cells clearing out their waste

The techniques our cells use to dispose of waste products offers some exciting avenues for us to potentially intervene in their behavior, whether it’s clogging up these garbage disposal systems to bring cancer undone or repairing their defects to tackle Alzheimer’s. Research from MIT has shown how this activity is ramped up during cell division, with the newly discovered mechanism potentially offering scientists a “toggle” for treating these kinds of diseases.

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Cancer risk increased by wildfire exposure, first-of-its-kind study finds

A first-of-its-kind study from researchers at McGill University has investigated the relationship between certain cancers and people living in close proximity to wildfires. The findings revealed higher rates of brain tumors and lung cancer in populatio… Continue reading Cancer risk increased by wildfire exposure, first-of-its-kind study finds

Stem cells could help prevent diabetes onset from cancer immunotherapy

Type 1 diabetes can be a rare but serious side effect of a cancer treatment that use what are known as immune checkpoint inhibitors. In a new study in mice, researchers in Japan have shown that administering stem cell therapy could help prevent this.Co… Continue reading Stem cells could help prevent diabetes onset from cancer immunotherapy

Antigens and immunotherapy break through pancreatic cancer’s barriers

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, resistant to many treatments. Now, scientists have identified how the tumors protect themselves so effectively – and more importantly, uncovered a way to potentially bust through those d… Continue reading Antigens and immunotherapy break through pancreatic cancer’s barriers

Obesity linked to increased risk of dying from prostate cancer

Obesity increases a man’s risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to a massive new study by researchers in the UK, however, the causal mechanisms underpinning the link are not yet clear.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Prostate can… Continue reading Obesity linked to increased risk of dying from prostate cancer