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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hessischer Tierschutz-Forschungspreis für Christina Spohr

Am Mittwoch, 16.11.2016, erhielt Christina Spohr den hessischen Tierschutz-Forschungspreis 2016. Im Rahmen ihrer BMBF-geförderten Promotion am Paul-Ehrlich-Institut ist es ihr gelungen, ein Verfahren zu entwickeln, mit dem der gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Tierversuch zur Wirksamkeitsprüfung von Tuberkulinen mit weniger Tieren und geringerer Tierbelastung auskommen könnte. Tuberkuline werden für die Diagnose der Tuberkulose benötigt. Der Preis wurde im Hessischen Landtag von Staatssekretärin Dr. Beatrix Tappeser , Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz, überreicht. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Cancer news

Possible treatment for deadly weight loss

25. Jul. 2017

Many cancer patients are susceptible to potentially lethal weight loss. Now researchers understand better why this happens, and perhaps how to prevent the condition. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Reaching black men in barbershops could lead to early detection of colorectal cancer

24. Jul. 2017

Black men who enrolled in a patient navigator program at local barbershops were twice as likely to get colorectal cancer screening, report investigators. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists enlist baker’s yeast in a hunt for new medicines

24. Jul. 2017

Scientists have come up with a new way to predict potentially useful drugs from a pool of undefined chemicals. They were able to more quickly identify leads that could be used to treat a range of diseases, from infections, to cancer to Alzheimer’s. The finding will also help better match drugs to a disease to maximize the benefit and reduce side-effects. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New method to generate human antibodies

24. Jul. 2017

Scientists have developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory. The technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

24. Jul. 2017

A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood. Obesity was also associated with an elevated risk of developing rectal cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Immune cells the missing ingredient in new bladder cancer treatment

24. Jul. 2017

New research offers a possible explanation for why a new type of cancer treatment hasn’t been working as expected against bladder cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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COX-2 inhibitors may reverse IDO1-mediated immunosuppression in some cancers

21. Jul. 2017

In preclinical studies, tumors that consitutively expressed the protein indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) responded to the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor celecoxib (Celebrex) and had improved infiltration of certain subsets of T cells, making them more likely to respond to anti-PD1 therapies, report researcher. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Shooting the Achilles heel of nervous system cancers

20. Jul. 2017

Scientists have devised a strategy to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells by capitalizing on vulnerabilities that are exposed only in tumor cells. These vulnerabilities are known as the ‚Achilles heel‘ of cancer cells. Although much is known about the mutations that cause a cell to become malignant, little is known about these vulnerabilities. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish women

20. Jul. 2017

Genetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. A new article pexamines the likelihood of carrying another cancer-predisposing mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another breast cancer gene among women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast cancer who do not carry one of the founder mutations. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy improves survival in patients with advanced lung cancer

20. Jul. 2017

For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normal

20. Jul. 2017

Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue are linked to cancer-related changes

20. Jul. 2017

New research provides insight into how changes that occur with age may predispose breast tissue cells to becoming cancerous. Specifically, the study demonstrates that regions in the genome where DNA methylation changes occur with age are particularly sensitive to disruption in cancer. This new data provides insight into how certain molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue itself may contribute to breast cancer risk. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Using a pig model to study chronic diseases may help minimize drug failure rate

20. Jul. 2017

Scientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according to an international team of researchers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinking

20. Jul. 2017

Fewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie students, based on the findings of the latest study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Immune-cell numbers predict response to combination immunotherapy in melanoma

20. Jul. 2017

Whether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Macrophages made to engulf cancer cells in solid tumors

19. Jul. 2017

Human macrophages have been engineered to ignore the ‚don’t eat me‘ signal both healthy and cancerous cells exhibit. Combined with cancer-specific targeting antibodies, these engineered macrophages invaded and engulfed human tumor cells in a mouse model. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Combining CAR T cells with existing immunotherapies may overcome resistance in glioblastomas

19. Jul. 2017

Genetically modified “hunter” T cells successfully migrated to and penetrated a deadly type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma (GBM) in a clinical trial of the new therapy, but the cells triggered an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and faced a complex mutational landscape that will need to be overcome to better treat this aggressive cancer, researchers report. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

15th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ORGANIZED FILMS

08. Jul. 2017

The 15th European Conference on Organized Films (ECOF 15) adds to a successful series of conferences addressing latest findings and advances in the field of thin and ultrathin organic films as well as nanoscience and -technologies. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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14th Dortmund MST Conference – Individualized Healthcare Solutions

05. Jul. 2017

Embracing „Individualized Healthcare Solutions“, the 14th Dortmund MST Conference on July 5, 2017 will present microsystems, production processes and digital technologies for use in medical technology and healthcare. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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14. Dortmunder MST-Konferenz – Individualisierte Gesundheitslösungen

05. Jul. 2017

Unter dem Motto „Individualisierte Gesundheitslösungen“ präsentiert die 14. Dortmunder MST-Konferenz am 5. Juli 2017 Mikrosysteme, mikrotechnische Fertigungsverfahren und digitale Technologien für den Einsatz in der Medizintechnik und Gesundheitsversorgung. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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8th International Triticeae Symposium 2017

02. Jun. 2017

This symposium includes four main themes:

Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Phytogeography Biodiversity and Conservation Genetics and Genomics Breeding and Utilization (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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8. Bayerischer Fachkongress Glücksspiel

02. Jun. 2017

Am 28. Juni 2017 findet der 8. Bayerische Fachkongress Glücksspiel im Novotel München City statt. Der Kongress läuft dieses Jahr unter dem Motto Migration – Trauma – Glücksspiel (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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7. HIPS Symposium on pharmaceutical sciences devoted to infection research

02. Jun. 2017

The HIPS symposium brings together renowed scientists and young investigators from three pharmaceutical communities: natural products, medicinal chemistry and drug delivery. It provides a forum for scientists to exchange ideas while crossing boundaries of classical disciplines. At the same time it gives young investigators the opportunity to obtain valuable feedback on their projects by international experts in the respective fields. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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3. Zukunftskongress "Technik zum Menschen bringen"

02. Jun. 2017

Der 3. Zukunftskongress „Technik zum Menschen bringen“ des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung findet vom 26. bis 27. Juni in Bonn (World Conference Center Bonn) statt. Diskutieren Sie mit uns gemeinsam neue Trends und informieren Sie sich über laufende und künftige Fördermaßnahmen des BMBF. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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