Symbiotic bacteria can be found living in and on the majority of our body’s surfaces, with 99 percent of these micro-interlopers inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract. These intestinal microbes are … Continue Reading Augmented bacteriophage modulates gut microbiota to fight cancer.
Widely hailed as a breakthrough in cancer therapy, immunotherapies release the brakes of the body’s immune system to launch an efficient tumor attack, however, these treatments don’t work for every … Continue Reading Gut microbiome directs immune system to fight cancer.
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.
Researchers from the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute have revealed an exciting and unusual biochemical connection. Their discovery has implications for diseases linked to mitochondria, which are the primary sources of energy … Continue Reading Researchers make scientific history with new cellular connection.
Twist, Snail, Slug. They may sound like words in a children’s nursery rhyme, but they are actually the exotic names given to proteins that can generate cells with stem cell-like … Continue Reading Protein ZEB1 promotes breast tumour resistance to radiation therapy.
While developing a new cancer drug, researchers at The Wistar Institute discovered that mice lacking a specific protein live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses. The mice, which lack the … Continue Reading ‘Rewired’ mice show signs of longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses.
Cancer cells are gluttons. Researchers have long known that they monopolize large amounts of sugar. More recently, it became clear that some tumour cells are also characterized by a series … Continue Reading Study maps tumours’ need for sugar for mobility.
Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to … Continue Reading New gene discovered that stops the spread of deadly cancer.
University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug’s ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.
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I have a story, it’s nothing unusual. It’s about a teenager who found she couldn’t stand up straight. Worried parent’s told her to stand up straight, female family members worriedly … Continue Reading Healthinnovations in Psychology Part Two
I have just read a tweet about incentives being offered to women to take Mammograms in the US. These “mammogram parties” will offer incentives such as chocolate fondue, massages and … Continue Reading Why is it irresponsible to offer women incentives to take mammograms?