A Mitochondrial Paradigm of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases, Aging, and Cancer: A Dawn for Evolutionary Medicine

Progressive increase in mtDNA 3243A>G heteroplasmy causes abrupt transcriptional reprogramming Wallace hypothesized mitochondrial dysfunction as a central role in a wide range of age-related disorders and various forms of cancer. Steadily rising increases in mitochondrial DNA mutations cause abr

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Quantum Teleportation and Von Neumann Entropy

From the aspect of the quantum information theories, various quantum entropies are possibly computed at each stage, which ensures the emergence of the entangled states in the intermediate step. If a single qubit quantum teleportation is near the computational basis, the quantum measurement is domina

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A new theory of the origin of cancer: quantum coherent entanglement, centrioles, mitosis, and differentiation

Low non-specific, low intensity laser illumination (635, 670 or 830 nm) apparently enhances centriole replication and promotes cell division, what is the opposite of a desired cancer therapy. In the contrary, centrioles are sensitive to coherent light. Then higher intensity laser illumination - stil

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About metabolism of a carcinoma cell

Most cancer cells utilize aerobic glycolysis irrespective of their tissue of origin. The alteration from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis – called the Warburg effect – is an universal phenomen and has now become a diagnostic tool for cancer detection. Warburg O, Posener K, Negelein E.

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Wholeness and implicate order: “Deep” quantum chemistry and cell consciousness: quantum chemistry controls genes and biochemistry to give cells and higher organism’s consciousness and complex behavior

Bohm used the term ‘holomovement’ which is an unbroken and undivided totality and carries an implicate order which is he totality of an order including both the manifested and non-manifested aspects of the order. Non-local quantum phenomena reside in a subtler level than quantum level that is th

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Implications of quantum metabolism and natural selection for the origin of cancer cells and tumor progression

Energy transfer in material solids is driven primarily by differences in intensive thermodynamic quantities such as pressure and temperature. The crucial observation  in quantum-theoretical models was the consideration of the heat capacity as associated with the vibrations of atoms in a crystalline

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Quantum Tunnelling to the Origin and Evolution of Life

Quantum tunnelling is a phenomenon which becomes relevant at the nanoscale and below. It is a paradox from the classical point of view as it enables elementary particles and atoms to permeate an energetic barrier without the need for sufficient energy to overcome it. Tunnelling is being of vital imp

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Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions

Tomasetti and Vogelstein show that the lifetime risk of cancers of many different types is strongly correlated with the total number of divisions of the normal self-renewing cells maintaining that tissue’s homeostasis. These results suggest that only a third of the variation in cancer risk among t

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Mitochondria and the evolutionary roots of cancer

Cancer is a group of almost 200 diseases that involve variety of changes in cell structure, morphology, and physiology. Cancer phenotype is underlying several alterations in cellular dynamics with three most critical features, which includes self-sufficiency in growth signals and insensitivity to in

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Quantum entanglement between the electron clouds of nucleic acids in DNA

Rieper, Anders and Vedral modelled the electron clouds of nucleic acids in a single strand of DNA as a chain of coupled quantum harmonic oscillators with dipole-dipole interaction between nearest neighbours. As a main result, the entanglement contained in the chain coincides with the binding energy

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Erste Leitlinie zu Entspannungsverfahren und verhaltenstherapeutische Interventionen zur Behandlung

Erste Leitlinie der Deutschen Migräne- und Kopfschmerzgesellschaft zu Entspannungsverfahren und verhaltenstherapeutische Interventionen zur Behandlung der Migräne. Entspannungsverfahren, Beratung und Edukation von Migränebetroffenen über ihre Kopfschmerzerkrankungen sind im klinischen Alltag von großer Bedeutung. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Cancer news

Female partners can help facilitate early melanoma detection in men over 50, research shows

28. Apr. 2017

Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this age group, however, would attest that they’re more likely than their male partners to notice suspicious spots on the skin — which means women could help save their male partners’ lives by helping them spot skin cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Treatment improved overall survival in elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer

27. Apr. 2017

Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no treatment. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Pregnancy does not increase expectant mothers‘ melanoma risk

27. Apr. 2017

Expectant mothers need not be concerned that they are more prone to develop melanoma, or will have a worse prognosis if they do get this serious skin cancer, than women who are not pregnant, according to a study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Mouse teeth providing new insights into tissue regeneration

27. Apr. 2017

Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from scratch. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Chemoresistance in breast cancer is related to varying tumor cell populations

27. Apr. 2017

Scientists have recreated and characterized the process of acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy in orthotopic animal models of breast cancer, unveiling the possibility of reversing this resistance after a period of rest from the treatment. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Computational research details the activation mechanism of p38?

27. Apr. 2017

p38? is a protein involved in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer, among other pathological conditions. A new study provides a deeper understanding of the structure of this protein, thereby paving the way for the development of more effective inhibitors. These findings are the result of combining fundamental biological data using computational techniques. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Molecule identified that helps give resident T cells in the skin their anti-cancer punch

27. Apr. 2017

The molecule CD103 is key to the long-term residence of T cells in the skin and to their anti-tumor function, reports a collaborative team of researchers. This finding supplements the ground-breaking discovery that T cells residing in the skin are responsible for a potent anti-tumor response against melanoma. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New fiber optic probe brings endoscopic diagnosis of cancer closer to the clinic

27. Apr. 2017

In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fiber optic probe that can be used to perform multiple nonlinear imaging techniques without the need for tissue staining. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New blood cancer study with ‚outstanding‘ results

27. Apr. 2017

Research reveals ‚transformative outcomes‘ for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Overcoming cancer treatment resistance

27. Apr. 2017

A collaborative team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer’s return

26. Apr. 2017

Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumors increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard testing. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Fighting cancer with immunotherapy: Signaling molecule causes regression of blood vessels

26. Apr. 2017

Immunotherapy with T-cells offers great hope to people suffering from cancer. Some initial successes have already been made in treating blood cancer, but treating solid tumors remains a major challenge. The signaling molecule interferon gamma, which is produced by T-cells, plays a key role in the therapy. It cuts off the blood supply to tumors, as a new study reveals. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Genes need to be screened for stem cell transplants

26. Apr. 2017

As stem cell lines grow in a lab dish, they often acquire mutations in the TP53 (p53) gene, an important tumor suppressor responsible for controlling cell growth. New research findings suggest that genetic sequencing technologies should be used to screen for mutated cells in stem cell cultures, so that cultures with mutated cells can be excluded from experiments and therapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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HIPPO’s molecular balancing act helps nerves not short circuit

26. Apr. 2017

It may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body’s peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally, researchers have discovered. They suggest this may be a way to treat neuropathies or prevent the development of peripheral nerve sheath tumors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Tumor marker for aggressive ovarian cancer identified

25. Apr. 2017

Patients who expressed the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a large study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Ancient stress response provides clues to cancer resistance

25. Apr. 2017

Cancer cells deploy an ancient mechanism used by single-celled organisms to elevate their mutation rate in response to stress. This discovery explains one of the best-known hallmarks of cancer — its high mutation rate, which contributes to the rapid evolution of drug resistance. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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High rate of tumor shrinkage among pancreatic cancer patients

25. Apr. 2017

Adding cisplatin to standard gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel drug treatment provided a very high rate of tumor shrinkage for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, according to the results of a pilot clinical trial. These statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in overall response and survival rates resulted from a phase Ib/II clinical study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

61. wissenschaftlichen Jahrestagung der DGKN

03. Apr. 2017

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie und Funktionelle Bildgebung (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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49. DDG-Tagung

03. Apr. 2017

Tagungsort: CityCube Berlin

Pressevertreter sind gemeinsam mit allen Teilnehmern herzlich eingeladen zur Gesundheitspolitischen Fragestunde „Dermatologie trifft Politik“ mit namhaften Vertretern aus Politik, Gesundheitsmanagement und Dermatologie am Donnerstag, den 27.04.2017 von 17:15–18:15 Uhr im CityCube Berlin. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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14. Jenaer Akustik-Tag

03. Apr. 2017

Haus 4, Aula (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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13th Zsigmondy Colloquium of the German Colloid Society

03. Apr. 2017

Interactions between colloidal particles and macromolecules occur in material processing, pharmacy, nanoparticle synthesis, and many other fields. This Zsigmondy colloquium will cover the entire colloidal science and put a focus on particle-polymer combinations.

It aims at younger researchers at the pre- and post-doc levels. Our goal is to foster communication between young scientists, senior colleagues, and participants from industry and small enterprises. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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123. Internistenkongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin e. V. in Mannheim

03. Apr. 2017

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

als Medienvertreter laden wir Sie herzlich ein, den 123. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin zu besuchen und darüber zu berichten. Der Kongress steht unter dem Titel: Demographischer Wandel fordert Innovation

Terminhinweise:

Pressekonferenz der DGIM zum Patiententag in Wiesbaden Termin: Mittwoch, 19. April 2017, 12.00 bis 13.00 Uhr Ort: Geschäftsstelle der DGIM in Wiesbaden Anschrift: Irenenstraße 1, 65189 Wiesbaden (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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2. INTERBILD – INTERDISZIPLINÄRES SYMPOSIUM – BILDSCHIRMARBEIT

02. Mrz. 2017

Displays von Smartphone, Tablet und PC dominieren unsere Freizeit und Arbeitswelt. Einerseits ist das eine oder andere mit ihnen angenehmer und komfortabler, anderseits entstehen neue gesundheitliche Probleme. Um dies fachgerecht zu erfassen und zu verstehen, zu diagnostizieren und zu therapieren, ist interdisziplinäres Denken und Handeln wichtig. Das 2. Symposium INTERBILD richtet sich erneut an alle Fachdisziplinen in Praxis und Forschung, die sich mit dem Thema „Bildschirmarbeit“ befassen. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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17. Patientenforum Lunge

02. Mrz. 2017

Am 25. März 2017 lädt der Lungeninformationsdienst gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Zentrum für Lungenforschung (DZL) und dem Deutschen Lungentag herzlich zum 17. Patientenforum Lunge nach Stuttgart ein. Das Thema: „Aktuelles zu klinischen Studien in der Lungenforschung – Wie nützen sie den Patienten?“ (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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