Olfactory neurons are cells in the nasal cavity with the ability to regenerate, responsible for perceiving odors and passing the information along to the brain. They project axons to the … Continue Reading Genetically-engineered olfactory cells successfully bypass the BBB to kill brain cancer tumors.
Adding to their already thick armor, cancer cells are capable of ‘self-homing’ behavior where cells released into the circulation can return to the main tumor site. Therefore, much research has … Continue Reading Engineered cancer cells can track and destroy tumours.
Manual body regulation is a relatively new theory that explores controlling the body, and its related processes via neurons, neuronal colonies, and neuron-like cells supplanted throughout our systems manually. Olfactory … Continue Reading New olfactory receptor identified in the human bladder and bladder cancer.
Unchanged for decades, breast screening technology such as mammograms can be painful and generally rely on anatomical differences with several limitations. These include the lack of phenotyping to identify aggressive … Continue Reading Researchers use non-invasive ‘diagnostic pill’ to detect breast cancer in mice.
Welcome to The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017, the fourth year in the highly successful series covering the best discoveries for the year, as decided by you, the reader. The … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017.
Regulation and control of the body and its processes are overseen by electrochemical signals across synapses, the dynamic spaces between nerve cells. Now, two studies from researchers at UT Southwestern Medical … Continue Reading Protein once thought to be exclusive to neurons helps some cancers grow and spread.
Nanomachines made from synthetic DNA motors have the potential to mimic natural protein motors in cells, however, the operation of synthetic DNA motors in living corpuscles has not yet been … Continue Reading Autonomous nanomachines perform biologic functions in live cells.
Masters of survival in any environment, cancer cells rely on the healthy cells surrounding them for sustenance, literally leeching life from their host. They do this by rerouting blood vessels … Continue Reading Study shows neurons support cancer growth throughout the body.
Welcome to The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016, the third-year in our successful series, where the most exciting discoveries and breakthroughs are decided by you, the global medical community. This … Continue Reading The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016.
Sleep apnea’s variable oxygen levels cause damage that is detectable at the tissue level. Although many other confounding factors exist, sleep apnea is shown to be an independent factor associated … Continue Reading Study shows that sleep apnea can help enable the spread of lung cancer cells.
Angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is required for wound healing, menstruation, embryogenesis and various pathological conditions including tumour growth. Macrophages, key cells of the innate … Continue Reading Immune cells shown to facilitate tumour growth by forming primitive vascular channels.
Adult brain cancers are almost always universally fatal, due in part to the biochemical composition of the central nervous system and the blood-brain barrier, which selectively and protectively limits the … Continue Reading Animal study shows depriving deadly brain cancer of cholesterol kills tumour cells.
It has been estimated that there are approximately 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. Growing scientific evidence shows that health-related risk behaviours including tobacco use, alcohol use, physical … Continue Reading New study provides further evidence of the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and cancer.
Previously unknown immune cell identified, which protects against lung infections during chemotherapy.
It is known that chemotherapy drugs kill dividing cells, including cells in the bone marrow that give rise to different immune cells. However, this can lead to a dramatic reduction … Continue Reading Previously unknown immune cell identified, which protects against lung infections during chemotherapy.
Melanoma is one of the types of cancer that poses the greatest challenge to researchers because it manifests itself in many ways, it contains a large number of mutations and … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new molecular biomarker for malignant melanoma.
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and is projected to increase 45% between 2007 and 2030, which will involve more than 15 … Continue Reading The first epigenetic test to diagnose tumours of unknown origin.