Immunotherapy breakthrough recruits more immune cells to fight cancer

The immune system is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against cancer, but sometimes it needs a little extra help. In a new study from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, researchers have developed a new way to summon a wider variety o… Continue reading Immunotherapy breakthrough recruits more immune cells to fight cancer

Bacterial attack system hijacked and controlled with light

Some bacteria are known to inject toxins into host cells using a syringe-like appendage. Past research has found that we might be able to hijack that as a new drug delivery system, and now scientists from the Max Planck Institute have developed a way t… Continue reading Bacterial attack system hijacked and controlled with light

Cell-division helper protein identified as potential cancer target

Cell division is a crucial process in the body, but cancer cranks it into overdrive with often deadly results. Now, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have identified a protein that plays a key role in the process, meaning it could be a futu… Continue reading Cell-division helper protein identified as potential cancer target

Promising new HPV saliva test detects early-stage throat cancer

A new case report, published in the journal Frontiers in Oncology, describes the discovery of throat cancer in a subject using a novel saliva test designed to detect human papillomavirus virus (HPV). The patient displayed no clinical cancer symptoms, b… Continue reading Promising new HPV saliva test detects early-stage throat cancer

Small red blood cells could be novel early-stage cancer biomarker

New research conducted by a University of Exeter medical school student may have discovered a novel early-stage biomarker for a number of different cancers. The research found subjects with abnormally small red blood cells were twice as likely to be di… Continue reading Small red blood cells could be novel early-stage cancer biomarker

“Corkscrew” microrobots skewer cancer cells for targeted drug delivery

In the not too distant future, tiny robots could be delivering drugs inside our bodies, but there are still a few hurdles to clear before we realize that scenario. Now researchers have developed corkscrew microrobots that drill into cancer and hold fas… Continue reading “Corkscrew” microrobots skewer cancer cells for targeted drug delivery

Schizophrenia drug points to improved brain cancer radiation therapy

Promising new research from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), suggests an old schizophrenia drug could significantly enhance the efficacy of radiation treatment for one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.Continue ReadingCategory: Me… Continue reading Schizophrenia drug points to improved brain cancer radiation therapy

Scientists turn the tables on cancer with new immunotherapy target

One of the best weapons against cancer might have been inside us all along – our own immune systems. Immunotherapy involves supercharging the immune system to better root out cancer from its hiding places, and now researchers at EPFL have discovered a … Continue reading Scientists turn the tables on cancer with new immunotherapy target

“Backpacks” for key immune cells hold them in a cancer-killing state

The human body has a variety of weapons it can deploy to fight off cancer, but being the crafty foe that it is, the disease has plenty of evasive tactics it can use to survive and thrive. Scientists at Harvard have come up with a new way to supercharge… Continue reading “Backpacks” for key immune cells hold them in a cancer-killing state

Altered cancer drug takes the fight to inflammatory diseases

Inflammation is a major focus of much medical research, with its links to arthritis, liver disease, cancers and many more illnesses. A new study carried out at Australia’s Peter Mac Cancer Centre has provided a possible new pathway forward, revealing t… Continue reading Altered cancer drug takes the fight to inflammatory diseases