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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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Mayo Clinic: Measles Virus as a Cancer Fighter

A medical first — a woman with an incurable form of cancer has had all signs of living cancer cells eradicated from her body for at least 6 months. What’s more, it was accomplished in a single treatment. And the magic potion — was the measles virus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, …

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Cambridge University: Killer T cell attacking cancer

In this video we see a killer T cell of the immune system attacking a cancer cell. Professor Gillian Griffiths: “Cells of the immune system protect the body against pathogens. If cells in our bodies are infected by viruses, or become cancerous, then killer cells of the immune system identify and destroy the affected cells. …

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Milken Institute: Bioscience Discoveries That Will Blow Your Mind

Hosted by the Milken Institute, this panel discussion features Jack Andraka (Student Inventor, Scientist and Cancer Researcher; 2012 Intel Science Fair Grand Prize Winner), David Baltimore (Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1975; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology), Francis Collins (Director, National Institutes of Health), Tejal Desai (Professor, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco), Aydogan …

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