AI and Smartphones Are Improving Early Cancer Detection

AI can greatly improve the accuracy of cancer detection from MRI, X-ray and other medical imaging. Approximately 25% of cases of lung cancer diagnosis are missed when doctors check chest x-rays. New AI systems are catching more of the detectable lung cancer cases. An iPhone-based AI system looking for tongue cancer had a detection accuracy …

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Genome Editing Anti-cancer System

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. The researchers developed a novel lipid nanoparticle-based delivery system that specifically targets cancer cells and destroys them by genetic manipulation. The system, called CRISPR-LNPs, carries …

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MicroRNA Biomarkers Analyzed for 86% Accurate Cancer Diagnosis

Early and precise cancer diagnosis substantially improves patient survival. Recent work has revealed that the levels of multiple microRNAs in serum are informative as biomarkers for the diagnosis of cancers. Researchers designed a DNA molecular computation platform for the analysis of miRNA profiles in clinical serum samples. A computational classifier is first trained in silico …

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What is the New Future After the Pandemic Has Reshaped Our Present?

The Coronavirus Pandemic is reshaping our current world and it is reshaping the future. The pandemic and global lockdown is causing a global economic depression, shattering the energy markets and killing previously might companies and industries. 18 months ago, Nextbigfuture looked at the world from 2018-2028. In 2010, the iPhone 4 was introduced and Apple …

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SciShow Explains Cardiff’s Potential Universal Cancer Treatment

Three weeks ago, Nextbigfuture covered the cancer treatment breakthrough made by researchers at the University of Cardiff. Now SciShow has a video that explains how this discovery was made and why it is so promising. The researchers took a range of killer t-cells from the body and tested them against cancer. One of the killer …

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New Method for Better Early Detection of Cancer

Reseachers have identified a biomarker for early detection of liver cancer. With current tests like biopsies, cancer in the liver is often detected in advanced stages, which can limit treatment options and lower overall survival rates. The discovery could have wide-ranging impacts, including more effective diagnosis and precision treatment, and less risk to patients. “This …

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Advanced Compact Particle Accelerators Funded by DOE

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide USD10 million over three years to advance particle accelerator technology for medical, security, energy, and industrial applications. The DOE Accelerator Stewardship program has already helped reduce the cost and improve the quality of cancer therapy, advance non-chemical methods of destroying pathogens and toxic chemicals, and enhance security …

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New T-cell Has Potential for Universal’ Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a “one-size-fits-all” cancer therapy. T-cells with the new TCR were shown, in the lab, to kill lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate, ovarian, kidney and cervical cancer cells, while ignoring healthy cells. The researchers injected T-cells able to …

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THIO is a Telomerase-Mediated Approach to Fighting Cancer

Telomerase is present in 90% of human cancer cells and contributes significantly to proliferative abilities and immortality of cancer cells. MAIA Biotechnology is developing a Telomerase-Mediated Approach to Fighting Cancer. Telomerase is either absent or shows low activity in normal cells. THIO(6-thio-dG) is recognized by telomerase and incorporated into telomeres. Once incorporated, it compromises telomere …

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