Tag Archive: Cancer

Jul 22 2015

Cambridge University: Cytosponge – Early detection for oesophageal cancer

A ‘pill on a string’ developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer – cancer of the gullet – at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies.  

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Jun 10 2015

BioMed Central: ‘Is cancer preventable?’ – Metabolism, Diet and Disease

Craig Thompson, Lewis Cantley, Steven McKnight, Michael Bishop and Eugene Fine discuss with other speakers and delegates at the second Metabolism Diet and Disease conference, held in Washington DC in May 2014, whether cancer can be prevented by diet, what the evidence is, and what research on metabolism and cancer has told us so far. …

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May 26 2015

Rice University: New tactic targets brain tumors

Drugs that target insulin pathways to slow or stop the growth of brain tumors are going in the right direction but appear to be on the wrong track, according to new research at Rice University.  

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May 22 2015

Cambridge University: Killer T Cell: The Cancer Assassin

How does a Killer T Cell Kill its target? Our new film captures the behaviour of cytotoxic T cells – the body’s ‘serial killers’ – as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells before moving on to their next target.  

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May 10 2015

HBO: VICE | Killing Cancer Debrief

“My life, like most people’s, has been negatively affected by cancer, and the thought of my young children living in an age where this is no longer humanity’s No. 1 health fear was simply overpowering.” – Shane Smith  

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May 08 2015

Tal Danino: We can use bacteria to detect cancer (and maybe treat it)

Liver cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect, but synthetic biologist Tal Danino had a left-field thought: What if we could create a probiotic, edible bacteria that was “programmed” to find liver tumors? His insight exploits something we’re just beginning to understand about bacteria: their power of quorum sensing, or doing something …

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Apr 17 2015

MIT: Detecting rare cancer cells with sound waves

A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University, and Carnegie Mellon University is developing a novel way to isolate rare circulating tumor cells using sound waves to separate them from blood cells.  

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Jan 15 2015

Mayo Clinic: Measles Virus as a Cancer Fighter

A medical first — a woman with an incurable form of cancer has had all signs of living cancer cells eradicated from her body for at least 6 months. What’s more, it was accomplished in a single treatment. And the magic potion — was the measles virus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, …

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Jan 01 2015

Cambridge University: PARP-inhibitors | A New Generation of Cancer Drugs

First of new generation of cancer drugs granted European approval A new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world. The drug, Lynparza, has been granted Marketing Authorisation from …

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Dec 21 2014

BBC Science Hour: Microplastic in sea,Perinatal OCD,Uber

  Scientists have studied the abundance of microplastics in deep sea sediments. Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The cab-ordering app Uber has been accused of exploiting the crisis during the Sydney siege. Shining a light on Lung Cancer. More space needed to fly. Overeating, why do people do it? BBC Science Hour brings you science news …

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Dec 15 2014

Science Times: Infusing Fun Into Cancer Treatment

The New York Times: Science Times Podcasts Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host. …

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Dec 13 2014

BBC History Hour: The Hunt for BRCA2

The search for a crucial ‘cancer gene’, Miles Davis and Kind of Blue, the Kyoto climate conference and the ‘execution’ of Oliver Cromwell. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays. …

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Nov 27 2014

BBC Science in Action: Air Pollution in Beijing; Preparing for Extreme Weather; A Hammerhead Shark’s Journey; 50 years of the IUCN Red List; Naked Mole Rats

What’s causing severe pollution haze events over Beijing?; Resilience of humans to extreme weather; Tracking the journey of a hammerhead shark; IUCN Red List turns 50; Studying cancer with naked mole rats. Science in Action provides you with the new developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service. …

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Nov 08 2014

The Aspen Institute: Curing Cancer | How Close are We?

A conversation on the past, present and what the future holds for battling disease. With billions of dollars being spent in research and development each year, with thousands of grassroots and fundraising events focused on curing cancer being held each year, with science and technology rapidly evolving in every part of our lives, many Americans, …

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Oct 17 2014

Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time.  

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Aug 28 2014

Lawrence Fong: Harnessing the Immune System for Cancer Treatment

Dr. Lawrence Fong studies the interaction between the immune system and cancer which contributes to development of potential vaccine and immunotherapeutic strategies to treat cancer.  

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Aug 11 2014

Guardian Science Weekly: Did Aristotle invent science?

Evolutionary biologist Armand Leroi argues that Aristotle laid the foundations of modern science. Plus, the Ebola outbreak; Rosetta’s rendez-vous with a comet; and taking aspirin to prevent cancer.

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May 22 2014

BBC: Secret Life of Dogs – Dogs Can Smell Cancer

Dogs watch us all the time and read our body language like a sixth sense. They also smell our bodies for changes.

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May 20 2014

TED Ed: The cancer gene we all have

Within every cell in our body, two copies of a tumor suppressor gene called BRCA1 are tasked with regulating the speed at which cells divide. Michael Windelspecht explains how these genes can sometimes mutate, making those cells less specialized and more likely to develop into cancer. Lesson by Michael Windelspecht, animation by Zedem Media.  

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Apr 07 2014

MTH1 : A new and general concept for treatment of cancer

A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory, have identified a new way of treating cancer. The Helleday Laboratory presents this novel concept of treating cancer, based on a general non-oncogene addition in cancer cells. The new concept is that cancer cells are killed by …

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