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Tag: Cancer Research

TED: A new superweapon in the fight against cancer | Paula Hammond

Cancer is a very clever, adaptable disease. To defeat it, says medical researcher and educator Paula Hammond, we need a new and powerful mode of attack. With her colleagues at MIT, Hammond engineered a nanoparticle one-hundredth the size of a human hair that can treat the most aggressive, drug-resistant cancers. Learn more about this molecular …

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TED: Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer | Laura Indolfi

Anyone who has lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer knows the devastating speed with which it can affect an otherwise healthy person. TED Fellow and biomedical entrepreneur Laura Indolfi is developing a revolutionary way to treat this complex and lethal disease: a drug delivery device that acts as a cage at the site of …

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Columbia University: A conversation on the future of cancer research at Columbia University

A special panel discussion was held on how new research is changing the landscape of cancer. The discussion featured leading oncologists and scientists, as well as the producers of the upcoming documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Columbia oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee. Speakers and panelists discussed new diagnostic …

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American Museum of Natural History: SciCafe | Mollusks to Medicine

When you think of venomous animals, you imagine snakes, spiders, or scorpions – not snails. In this SciCafe, Mandë Holford, a research associate at the Museum and Associate Professor of chemical biology at Hunter College, discusses her research on predatory marine snails, the toxins they produce, and how those toxins are being used in the …

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Cambridge University: Cytosponge – Early detection for oesophageal cancer

A ‘pill on a string’ developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer – cancer of the gullet – at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies.  

HBO: VICE | Killing Cancer Debrief

“My life, like most people’s, has been negatively affected by cancer, and the thought of my young children living in an age where this is no longer humanity’s No. 1 health fear was simply overpowering.” – Shane Smith  

Tal Danino: We can use bacteria to detect cancer (and maybe treat it)

Liver cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect, but synthetic biologist Tal Danino had a left-field thought: What if we could create a probiotic, edible bacteria that was “programmed” to find liver tumors? His insight exploits something we’re just beginning to understand about bacteria: their power of quorum sensing, or doing something …

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Cambridge University: PARP-inhibitors | A New Generation of Cancer Drugs

First of new generation of cancer drugs granted European approval A new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world. The drug, Lynparza, has been granted Marketing Authorisation from …

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Carl June: Engineering T Cells to Conquer Cancer

Cancer Research Institute’s Breakthroughs in Cancer Immunotherapy Webinar Series are offered free to the public and feature informative updates from leaders in cancer immunotherapy, followed by a moderated Q&A. On June 10, 2013, Carl H. June, M.D., a specialist in T cell biology and lymphocyte activation at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, …

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MTH1 : A new and general concept for treatment of cancer

A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory, have identified a new way of treating cancer. The Helleday Laboratory presents this novel concept of treating cancer, based on a general non-oncogene addition in cancer cells. The new concept is that cancer cells are killed by …

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