Calcium nanoparticles could help knock out cancer’s drug resistance

Chemotherapy remains one of our best treatments against cancer but, frustratingly, cancer cells can develop resistance to these drugs. Now, researchers at Zhengzhou University have found that bursts of calcium can weaken their defense mechanism from th… Continue reading Calcium nanoparticles could help knock out cancer’s drug resistance

Previously unknown saliva glands discovered deep inside the human head

A large team of cancer researchers in The Netherlands has made a surprising new discovery, finding a pair of previously unknown salivary glands. Nestled deep in the back of the nasopharynx, the discovery may help prevent damaging side effects from head… Continue reading Previously unknown saliva glands discovered deep inside the human head

Magnetic bandage destroys skin cancer cells with heat

Scientists are exploring all kinds of avenues when it comes to tackling cancer, and one interesting possibility involves using magnetic nanoparticles to heat and destroy its cells. Researchers in India have taken an impressive step forward with this te… Continue reading Magnetic bandage destroys skin cancer cells with heat

Ant farm-like testing platform reveals brain cancer’s deadliest cells

Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer with a very poor survival rate, but by understanding how certain cell types drive its spread doctors may be able to offer more effective treatments. Researchers have developed a new tool that shines a light on thes… Continue reading Ant farm-like testing platform reveals brain cancer’s deadliest cells

Cancer breath test detects 80 percent of cases in early trial

The pursuit of early-stage cancer screening methods that are both low-cost and non-invasive is a common goal among medical researchers, and a team in Australia is claiming a significant advance in this area. The team has developed a breath test that ca… Continue reading Cancer breath test detects 80 percent of cases in early trial

New drug candidate “shreds” cancer-causing protein in early lab tests

Researchers in Germany have developed a new drug that can act like a “shredder” for proteins implicated in causing cancer. In tests on lab-grown cancer cells, the drug worked to kill the tumors, suggesting a new pathway to a treatment for the disease.C… Continue reading New drug candidate “shreds” cancer-causing protein in early lab tests

Synthetic DNA locks up drugs in the body – and only cancer has the key

No matter how useful a given drug may be, it’s a problem if it has adverse effects on healthy cells. Now researchers have demonstrated a new way to keep drugs on target, by wrapping them in a transport that can only be unlocked by a certain RNA sequenc… Continue reading Synthetic DNA locks up drugs in the body – and only cancer has the key

Synthetic DNA locks up drugs in the body – and only cancer has the key

No matter how useful a given drug may be, it’s a problem if it has adverse effects on healthy cells. Now researchers have demonstrated a new way to keep drugs on target, by wrapping them in a transport that can only be unlocked by a certain RNA sequenc… Continue reading Synthetic DNA locks up drugs in the body – and only cancer has the key

Trojan horse nanoparticle takes a drug-free approach to killing cancer

With cancer so often presenting as a cunning enemy, scientists are working hard to develop therapies that can slip through its array of crafty defenses. These types of “Trojan horse” approaches use all kinds of trickery to sneak drugs into cancer cells… Continue reading Trojan horse nanoparticle takes a drug-free approach to killing cancer

Growing gold nanoparticles inside tumors can help kill cancer

Gold isn’t just a pretty face – it’s shown promise in fighting cancer in many studies. Now researchers have found a way to grow gold nanoparticles directly inside cancer cells within 30 minutes, which can help with imaging and even be heated up to kill… Continue reading Growing gold nanoparticles inside tumors can help kill cancer