University of Idaho researchers find correlation between pesticides and cancer

A correlation between agricultural pesticides and cancer in western states has been found by University of Idaho and Northern Arizona University researchers. Two studies were conducted, one that examined correlating data in 11 Western states and one that took a closer look at the data Idaho specifically. The studies found a possible relationship between agricultural … Read more

Scientists Seek Innovative Cure for Cancer at the Molecular Level

New techniques developed by the Huang Lab give researchers a way to understand diseases at the sub-cellular level, potentially opening the door for new treatments. Credit: University of Chicago Jun Huang from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the[{” attribute=””>University of Chicago examines innovative ways to use immunotherapy to treat disease. A new weapon … Read more

What are ketogenic diets? Can they treat epilepsy and brain cancer?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Ketogenic diets are back in the news with claims they are a “cure-all”. Research shows that in epilepsy not controlled by current treatment, around 50% of children and adults following ketogenic diets have a reduction in seizures. For brain cancer, most research has been in animals. A number of human trials … Read more

New “Game Changing” Method Exposes Cancer Vulnerabilities

By University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences June 27, 2022 Deep Visual Proteomics concept and workflow Clockwise: Deep Visual Proteomics (DVP) combines high-resolution imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) -guided image analysis for single-cell classification and isolation with a novel ultra-sensitive proteomics workflow. DVP links data-rich imaging of cell culture or archived … Read more

Prostate Cancer Hijacks Tumor Cells’ Circadian Rhythm To Evade Hormone Therapy

Microscopic image of prostate cancer that has spread to a patient’s lymph node. Credit: Netherlands Cancer Institute Therapy sensitivity in prostate cancer halted by protein regulating circadian rhythm. Hormone treatment is successful at controlling metastatic prostate cancer, but the tumor cells eventually develop resistance to it. An unexpected potential solution has now emerged in medicines … Read more

Experimental Treatment Increases Skin Cancer Survival Rate by 25%

Cells treated with the experimental peptide Rb4 did not replicate and formed clusters, losing their natural morphology after just 24 hours of incubation. Experimental treatment with a protein-derived molecule reduced tumor growth and metastasis as well as increased the survival rate by 25% A recent study published in Scientific Reports demonstrates the effectiveness of Rb4, … Read more

MIT Develops Nanoparticles That Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier To Treat Cancer Tumors

MIT researchers have created a tissue model that allows them model drug delivery to brain tumors. Tumor cells (green) are surrounded by endothelial cells (purple). Credit: Cynthia Hajal and Roger D. Kamm (MIT), edited by Chris Straehla Tested using a new brain tissue model, the tiny particles may be able to deliver chemotherapy drugs for … Read more

Researchers plead with EU and UK to leave science out of Brexit battle – POLITICO

LONDON – Senior scientists have urged European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen not to exclude Britain from the EU’s flagship research and development program because of a wider political row over Brexit. A letter to von der Leyen, sent Thursday and seen by POLITICO, is written by the campaign group Stick to Science, and … Read more

Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ residents in clean air fight

Along a winding stretch of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the sugar cane fields that have surrounded small neighborhoods for generations have been gradually replaced by smokestacks and chemical flares. Sharon Lavigne, a retired schoolteacher from St. James, Louisiana, and founder of Rise St. James, an organization devoted to environmental justice, … Read more

A Shortcut to Preventing Cancer

To better understand and perhaps prevent cancers brought on by multiple genetic mutations, Rice University researchers are constructing a theoretical framework. A new theory suggests that mutations have few straightforward ways to establish themselves in cells and cause tumors For many researchers, the road to cancer prevention is long and difficult, but a recent study … Read more