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.
Previous studies show that traditional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy have major side affects. This is because they affect both cancer tumours and healthy parts of the body. Now, … Continue Reading Study shows that gentle, highly-targeted cancer treatment using nanoparticles and lasers works.
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.
Thousands of women are living with ovarian cancer in Canada. It is estimated that this year, 2,800 Canadian women will be newly diagnosed with this disease. Even though ovarian cancer … Continue Reading Researchers discover new molecule responsible for ovarian cancer proliferation and drug resistance.
A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed … Continue Reading World’s first live birth after transplantation of ovarian tissue frozen during childhood.
In a new study from Saint Louis University, researchers discovered that drugs targeting the A3 adenosine receptor can turn off pain signals in the spinal cord to provide relief from … Continue Reading Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.
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 new study of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that primarily affects young children, has revealed that the disease has two distinct subtypes, and provides preliminary evidence that … Continue Reading Precision medicine study reveals new subtype of childhood leukemia.
Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the development … Continue Reading Cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppress neuropathic pain with no signs of physical dependence in study.
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.
Researchers from Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL) have established the epigenetic patterns of breast cancer and also its clinical consequences. The opensource study is published in the journal Molecular … Continue Reading New breast cancer classification based on epigenetics.
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer, claiming the lives of more than 50% of women who are diagnosed with the disease. A study involving the University of Ottawa … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein ‘protector’ of chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells.
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.