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.
Being able to detect early on whether a cancer therapy is working proffers obvious benefits for therapy-outcomes whilst influencing the course of treatment and improving the quality of life for … Continue Reading Novel ‘reporter’ nanoparticle reveals cancer treatment effectiveness in real-time.
Sickle cell disease is inherited. It primarily affects people of African descent, including about one in every 500 African Americans born in the U.S. The defect causes the oxygen-carrying red … Continue Reading Researchers validate non-chemotherapy based cure for sickle cell in adults.
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumour tissue by crippling the cells’ energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, state researchers … Continue Reading Selective mitochondrial chemotherapy, decimates brain tumours and headed for human trials.
A protein that helps embryonic stem cells retain their identity also promotes DNA repair, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The findings raise the possibility that … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for DNA repair at a stem cell level.
A team from Heidelberg University is studying the mechanisms of metastasis with the goal to develop more gentle supportive adjuvant therapies for tumour patients without detectable metastases following surgery of … Continue Reading Study finds that blood vessel lining cells involved in the control of cancer metastasis.
It’s well known that chemotherapy helps fight cancer. It’s also known that it wreaks havoc on normal, healthy cells. Michigan State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists have discovered … Continue Reading Researchers find way to boost healthy cells during chemotherapy.
Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells, and may hold a key to restoring fertility, research by scientists … Continue Reading Scientists discover cancer treatment resistant sperm stem cells in testis.
A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumour to invade other … Continue Reading Novel device captures moment of tumour metastases.