cancer Archive

antiagingMaster Oogway’s Real Relatives Reveal Secrets for Living Up to 250 Years

No Comments
The oldest giant tortoises are revealing their genetic secrets for living up to 250 years. They are animals that are in the range of human size. Female giant tortoises are about 250 pounds and male giant tortoises are about 500 …

cancerMedical, Technical Advances Combine to Create New Brain Models

No Comments
The brain is the black box of the body: full of secrets and often inaccessible. Recently, though, medical and technical advances have enabled scientists to explore a variety of new modeling techniques and allowed them to see the brain as …

cancerProgress on nanobots that kill cancer cells

20 Comments
Motorized molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells and show promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the cells or directly inducing the cells to die. Above-Motorized molecules that target diseased …

antiagingSuccessful anti-aging would be over ten times better than curing all cancer

21 Comments
Dr. James Peyer of ApolloVC discussed tactical paths to bring longevity promoting therapeutics to market as quickly as possible. The cost of developing a drug is $2.6 billion. Pharma companies need to have each successful drug approved has to pay …

cancerMicrosoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from cancer at 65

10 Comments
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Monday afternoon. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old. Paul Allen has previously donated $500+ million to brain research $1 billion to Artificial …

brainMolecule developed that helps target T-cells to fight brain cancer

No Comments
T-Cell immunotherapy is a multi-billion dollar success. Companies are genetically engineering an individual’s own immune cells to attack cancer in the blood or lymph system. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR-T therapy has seen huge acquisitions and investments. Gilead …

cancerCancer cells engineered to trigger a death switch in other cancer cells

No Comments
Roving cancer tumor cells have been genetically engineered to secrete a protein that triggers a death switch in resident tumor cells they encounter. The cancer-fighting cancer cells also have a built-in suicide switch — so the weaponized cells self-destruct before …

cancerPersonal cancer vaccines eliminated HPV tumors in mice

No Comments
Harvard researchers describe a vaccine approach that uses an injectable scaffold loaded with a selection of tumor-expressed peptides. It is a path to a personalized anti-cancer vaccine. The strategy proved more effective at stimulating anti-tumor responses and, importantly, a tumor-specific …

cancerStanford Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates any cancer tumor in mice and human trials are starting

No Comments
Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The …

cancerBlood test can detect eight cancers in early stages which could save half a million lives every year

No Comments
CancerSEEK is a blood test that detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the bloodstream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. Known as a …