Implantable “sponge” fights off cancer in striking mouse study

Researchers at UCLA have developed a small sponge that can be implanted next to a tumor to help the body fight it. In tests in mice, the devices induced remission, prevented growth and spread of cancers, and increased survival times.Continue ReadingCat… Continue reading Implantable “sponge” fights off cancer in striking mouse study

New cancer therapy and vaccine uses CRISPR to turn tumors into traitors

Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found a way to fight cancer with cancer. The team genetically engineered cancer cells to release anti-cancer drugs at the site of established tumors, as well as stimulating the immune system against… Continue reading New cancer therapy and vaccine uses CRISPR to turn tumors into traitors

The biggest medical milestones of 2022

Science is often a piecemeal process, progressing slowly through the incremental accumulation of knowledge. In the world of medical science this is particularly evident as small targeted research findings one year may, or may not, lead to massive life-… Continue reading The biggest medical milestones of 2022

“Hairpins” made of artificial DNA clasp and kill cancer

Researchers in Japan have demonstrated a promising new cancer treatment. The team developed artificial DNA sequences shaped like hairpins that latch onto molecules overexpressed in cancer and trigger a strong immune response.Continue ReadingCategory: M… Continue reading “Hairpins” made of artificial DNA clasp and kill cancer

Laser-pulsing skin patch goes deep to uncover signs of cancer

Advances in material science and miniaturized electronics have given rise to a promising new breed of wearable patches that could one day measure many metrics of human health, from stress, to glucose levels, to cardiovascular activity. Engineers have l… Continue reading Laser-pulsing skin patch goes deep to uncover signs of cancer

Immunotherapy-boosting chemo drug shows promise in clinical trial

A combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy has shown promise for treating stage IV melanoma in a new clinical trial. The chemo drug targets a type of cell that suppresses the immune response, and together the two showed an increased response rate…. Continue reading Immunotherapy-boosting chemo drug shows promise in clinical trial

Even a single workout boosts cancer-fighting proteins, says new study

It’s no secret that exercise has a wide range of health benefits, and that doesn’t stop when you get cancer. A new study has now shown that just a single workout produces anti-cancer proteins that can significantly slow tumor growth in patients with ad… Continue reading Even a single workout boosts cancer-fighting proteins, says new study

Impressive results from “game-changing” mRNA skin cancer vaccine trial

The first results from an advanced trial testing mRNA technology against cancer reveal 44% of patients fared better than those on conventional treatments alone. The preliminary announcement from Moderna reveals Phase 3 trials for its personalized mRNA … Continue reading Impressive results from “game-changing” mRNA skin cancer vaccine trial

Teenager’s “incurable” leukemia cured by new base editing gene therapy

A teenager in the UK has become the first person to be treated with a revolutionary new gene editing therapy. The patient’s incurable leukemia was effectively cleared using “base-edited” immune T-cells from a donor.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, Sc… Continue reading Teenager’s “incurable” leukemia cured by new base editing gene therapy