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cancerMicrosoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from cancer at 65

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

cancerCombining the best results of 18 different cancer algorithms boosts treatability from 60% to over 80%

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Scientists in Singapore have made a unique discovery about how to treat cancers – when it comes to pinpointing cancer treatment targets, it is better to listen to many computer programmes rather than just one. Researchers have developed an advanced …

cancerBill Gates sees near term elimination of all infectious disease

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Bill Gates sees enormous opportunities to make progress on some of the toughest health challenges. Gates described what he sees in a keynote to the JP Morgan 36th Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. Since 1990, the world has cut …

cancerNanomedicine inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer in mice

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A new Tel Aviv University study pinpoints the inverse correlation between a known oncogene — a gene that promotes the development of cancer — and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA as the reason for extended pancreatic cancer survival. The …

cancerBiodegradable Magnetic microrobots and nanorobots for diagnosing disease and delivering medicine

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A team of scientists have created a new generation of tiny remote controlled nanorobots which could one day allow doctors to diagnose disease and deliver drugs from within the human body. The team led by Professor Li Zhang from the …