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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New territory analyzing DNA modifications in glioblastoma

A new investigation describes the distribution of a DNA defect in the glioblastoma genome and its relationship with patient survival. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer news

Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

20. Sep. 2017

The growth of certain aggressive brain tumors can be halted by cutting off their access to a signaling molecule produced by the brain’s nerve cells, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Researchers identify new target, develop new drug for cancer therapies

20. Sep. 2017

Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment. Researchers were able to use this finding to develop a drug that successfully inhibits tumor growth of melanoma as well as pancreatic and colorectal cancer in mice. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination

19. Sep. 2017

Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Brain powered: Increased physical activity among breast cancer survivors boosts cognition

19. Sep. 2017

It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. Researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women’s post-treatment mental processing speed. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists discover complex axis of immune suppression exploited by cancers

19. Sep. 2017

A new mechanism by which cancer cells evade destruction by the immune system has been discovered by a team of researchers. Their paper describes how immune cells known as group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are recruited by leukemic cells to suppress an essential anticancer immune response. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects

19. Sep. 2017

Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by proposed guidelines for systematically dealing with the toxicities of these drugs. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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‚Language of stem cells‘ discovered

19. Sep. 2017

Stem cells control the cells around them, inducing them to perform specific functions. This phenomenon of the „language of stem cells“, which has now been discovered for the very first time, report investigators. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Overcoming the brain’s fortress-like barrier

19. Sep. 2017

Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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How patients are likely to respond to DNA drugs

18. Sep. 2017

Research could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutations in genes, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and potentially up to 6,000 other inherited conditions. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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MicroRNA helps cancer evade immune system

18. Sep. 2017

Researchers have discovered how oxygen-deprived tumors survive body’s immune response, explains a new report. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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How bacteria hinder chemotherapy

18. Sep. 2017

Scientists have found bacteria in pancreatic tumors that metabolize a common drug, explains a new report. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Altitude training for cancer-fighting cells

18. Sep. 2017

Oxygen starvation could toughen up immune T cells for cancer immunotherapy, reports a team of investigators. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Antimalarial drug combined with light sensitive molecules for promising treatment of cancer

18. Sep. 2017

Scientists have discovered that a combination of artemisinin, which is a potent anti-malarial drug, and aminolaevulinic acid, which is a photosensitizer, could kill colorectal cancer cells and suppress tumor growth more effectively than administering artemisinin alone. This novel combination therapy could also have fewer side effects. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

18. Sep. 2017

It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Membrane vesicles released by bacteria may play different roles during infection

18. Sep. 2017

Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighboring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic acids in a protected manner to the target cells may have different specific functions depending on whether the bacterium acts as an extracellular or intracellular pathogen. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein

17. Sep. 2017

The proteins in human cells are extensively decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how proteins fold, how they behave, and where they go in cells. New research demonstrates that a rare type of glycosylation profoundly affects the function of a protein important for human development and cancer progression. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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‚Exciting‘ discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses

15. Sep. 2017

Scientists have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

22. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium

01. Sep. 2017

Call for Papers is open – submit your contribution until 10 January 2017

The biannual International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium is the global forum for experts from academia and industry active in the fields of biomining, bioleaching and bioremediation. These technologies have a high potential to establish environmentally favourable processes for the recovery of primary and secondary precious and base metal resources as well as the remediation of exploited mining sites. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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13. Kölner Abend der Sportwissenschaft mit Wolf-Dieter Poschmann

01. Sep. 2017

Die Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln und die Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer laden Sie herzlich zum 13. Kölner Abend der Sportwissenschaft am 20. September 2017 (Hörsaal 1 der DSHS Köln, 19:00 Uhr) zu folgendem Thema ein:

Denksport – Aktiv gegen das Vergessen! (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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12th International Symposium on Electrokinetics

01. Sep. 2017

We are pleased to announce the 12th International Symposium on Electrokinetics to take place in Dresden, Germany from September 10 to 12, 2017. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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25. Wiss. Symposium für Psychotherapie: Veränderbarkeit – Ändern/Verändern/Anders am 13./14.10.2017

12. Aug. 2017

1992 wurde das Wissenschaftliche Symposium für Psychotherapie eingeführt. 25 Jahre später lädt die LWL-Universitätsklinik Bochum für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie zu einem Jubiläumssymposium ein. Was hat sich verändert und welche Entwicklungen sind zu erwarten? Psychotherapie will ändern und stellt sich der Frage nach der Veränderbarkeit eines Menschen. Die Vorträge reichen von (epi)genetischen über soziologische, kulturelle bis hin zu psychotherapeutischen Themen. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Bavarian Summer School 2017 – The Future of Health Care

24. Jul. 2017

From 24/07/ until 04/08/17 the first summer school organized by Study & Work International, an initiative of the Bavarian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), takes place at the Lutheran UAS Nuremberg and the technical UAS OTH Amberg-Weiden.The Future of Health Care: New Concepts – New Technologies is the topic of this two-week interdisciplinary summer school for Bachelor’s students from the fields of health care as well as various engineering disciplines (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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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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