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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deutsche Welle und ZGF: Mit Multimedia-Doku auf den Spuren der letzten Saigas

Seit wenigen Tagen ist „Saigas in Not“ online verfügbar, eine packende Multimedia-Reportage der Deutschen Welle (DW) über die vom Aussterben bedrohten kasachischen Antilopen und die Arbeit von Steffen Zuther, Projektleiter der Zoologischen Gesellschaft Frankfurt (ZGF) und seinen Kollegen in Kasachstan. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Cancer news

Targets for better anti-thrombotic medicine identified

24. Mai. 2017

Blood thinners, such as aspirin, reduce the risk of thrombus formation but also interfere with the initial clot formation that is essential for preventing blood loss from the wounds. Now researchers have discovered that a molecule plays a role in thrombus development, but not the initial clot formation, suggesting a new avenue for developing more specific and protective blood thinners. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Brain microenvironment makes HER2-positive breast cancer metastases resistant to treatment

24. Mai. 2017

A novel mechanism behind the resistance of breast cancer brain metastases to HER2- or PI3K-targeted therapies has been discovered, and a treatment strategy has now been identified that may overcome this resistance. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Metals from Bolivian mines affect crops and pose potential health risk, study suggests

24. Mai. 2017

Exposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia, home to the world’s largest silver deposit, may put residents at risk of non-cancer health illnesses, researchers warn. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Mathematical modeling can identify ways to limit aggressive tumor cell growth

24. Mai. 2017

Mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment, research suggests. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

24. Mai. 2017

Carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to new research. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Short and long sleep, and sleep disturbances associated with increased risk of dementia and lung cancer

24. Mai. 2017

Difficulties in initiating or maintaining sleep at middle-age are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study. The 20-year follow-up study was conducted among 2,682 men participating the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Study. Shorter or longer sleep than 7–7.5 hours related independently with an increased risk of lung cancer after health behavior, such as smoking, was taken account of. Additionally, a relationship between higher serum copper levels and short sleep duration was observed. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancer

23. Mai. 2017

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it? (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New strategy reported to combat influenza and speed recovery

23. Mai. 2017

Scientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the threat of drug resistance. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumors

23. Mai. 2017

Researchers who are working on an implantable device that could make intraperitoneal chemotherapy more bearable have published a new study that offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer, and how to determine which patients would be most likely to benefit from their device. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Tracking cancer’s signaling pathways

23. Mai. 2017

Malignant melanoma is one of the most common and dangerous types of cancer. Researchers have investigated how and why brown pigmented moles turn into malignant melanoma using innovative robot technology. The insights gained can simplify methods of diagnosis in the future; furthermore, they suggest that certain cosmetic products and creams should be avoided. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, exercise lowers risk

23. Mai. 2017

Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Life-threatening childhood brain cancer: New insight

23. Mai. 2017

The most common type of malignant childhood brain cancer has been identified as seven separate conditions each needing a different treatment, new research has revealed. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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An elegans solution: Worm genetic screen maps cell-to-cell communication in human cancer

23. Mai. 2017

Researchers have developed a cross-species genetic screen in worms to follow cell-to-cell communication in human cancer. The genome-wide screen is being used to chart a roadmap between mesodermal cells and epithelial cells in the tumor microenvironment. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Raised blood platelet levels ‚strong predictor‘ of cancer

23. Mai. 2017

Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New heart disease risk genes point to flaws in blood vessel walls

23. Mai. 2017

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite dozens of regions in the genome associated with CAD, most of the genetic components of heart disease are not fully understood, suggesting that more genes are out there to be found. A team found 15 new risk genes for coronary artery disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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RNA molecule that shields breast cancer stem cells from immune system

23. Mai. 2017

Researchers have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The study suggests that this ‚microRNA‘ promotes particularly deadly forms of breast cancer and that inhibiting the effects of this molecule could improve the efficacy of existing breast cancer therapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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First-ever global study finds massive health care inequity

19. Mai. 2017

A first-ever global study has found massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

11. COMPAMED Frühjahrsforum – Mikrofluidik in der Medizintechnik

02. Mai. 2017

Das COMPAMED Frühjahrsforum ist der jährliche Expertentreffpunkt für Entwickler, Produzenten und Anwender aus der medizinischen Praxis. Es bietet bereits im Frühjahr einen Ausblick auf die COMPAMED, die größte europäische Messe für Zulieferer der medizinischen Fertigung, die jedes Jahr im Herbst in Düsseldorf stattfindet.

Die kommende Veranstaltung am 03.05.2017 am Flughafen Frankfurt soll das Thema Mikrofluidik in der Medizintechnik näher beleuchten. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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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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43. Freiburger Infrarot-Kolloquium am Fraunhofer IAF

02. Mrz. 2017

Infrarottechnologie – Schlüsseltechnologie für Sicherheit, Medizin, Astronomie und Industrie.

Vom 14. – 15. März 2017 bietet das 43. Freiburg Infrarot-Kolloquium Experten der Infrarot-Technologie eine renommierte, internationale Plattform. Wissenschaftler, Ingenieure und Anwender von Infrarot-Detektoren, -Lasern und -Systemen sind eingeladen, sich über den neuesten Stand der Technik zu informieren und aktuelle Entwicklungen vorzustellen. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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