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Hybrid Molecules Could Serve as Novel Category of Anti-cancer Agent

Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University's biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic trefoil knots (M-TKs). These molecules can effectively deliver metals... Continue Reading →

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Frying oil consumption worsened colon cancer and colitis in mice, study shows

Foods fried in vegetable oil are popular worldwide, but research about the health effects of this cooking technique has been largely inconclusive and focused on healthy people. For the first time, UMass Amherst food scientists set out to examine the... Continue Reading →

Low doses of radiation promote cancer-capable cells

Low doses of radiation equivalent to three CT scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells in healthy tissue, scientists have discovered. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge studied... Continue Reading →

Possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

A study published by The BMJ  reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary... Continue Reading →

Scientists discover ‘switch’ that helps breast cancer spread around the body

The early-stage research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, identified a genetic 'switch' in breast cancer cells that boosts the production of a type of internal scaffolding. This scaffolding is a type... Continue Reading →

Cancer: Central role of cell ‘skeleton’ discovered

All cells possess a cytoskeleton which allows them to move and maintain their shape. However, scientists recently showed that a part of this cytoskeleton called branched actin is also essential to cell proliferation, this actin transmits information to cells about... Continue Reading →

Combination treatment, diabetes drug and immunotherapy, may help to fight breast cancer

MYC, a gene with high cancer-initiating potential, is overexpressed in over 40% of breast cancers. While MYC programs breast cancer cells to build more macromolecules (anabolic metabolism) it also creates a metabolic vulnerability by making them more sensitive to a... Continue Reading →

A possible off-the-shelf treatment for cancer

Two infants with leukemia are now in remission, thanks to a world-first treatment that uses genetically engineered T-cells from healthy donors. The UK patients were first given the treatment back in 2015, after chemotherapy failed to show results. Now, after... Continue Reading →

Why High-Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

University of Iowa (UI) researchers believe that they have found out why the use of vitamin C as cancer therapy has had issues in the past. The UI scientists have shown that giving vitamin C intravenously, rather than the traditional... Continue Reading →

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