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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Research aids discovery of genetic immune disorder

Investigators have identified a genetic immune disorder characterized by increased susceptibility and poor immune control of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and, in some cases, an EBV-associated cancer called Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The researchers studied two unrelated sets of siblings with similar immune problems and determined their symptoms were likely caused by a lack of CD70, a protein found on the surface of several types of immune cells. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Producing radioisotopes for medical imaging, disease treatment

21. Mrz. 2017

Accelerators built to explore the building blocks of matter help to feed the nation’s need for certain critical radioisotopes used to diagnose, track, and treat disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New Insights Into Side Effects Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Choose Treatments

21. Mrz. 2017

A new study identifies distinct patterns of side effects for prostate cancer treatments that patients could use to guide their choices. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Caution needed for drugs in development for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

21. Mrz. 2017

Researchers have studied how a crucial cancer-related protein plays a role in one of the most aggressive forms of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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AML study correlates gene mutations with 34 disease subgroups

21. Mrz. 2017

A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal abnormalities. The findings might help guide mutation testing and treatment decisions in the future. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Structural knowledge of the DNA repair complex

21. Mrz. 2017

New research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types of cancer, as the DNA repair complex provides a mechanism for cancer cells to resist chemotherapy. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Detecting and monitoring a patient’s cancer with a simple blood test?

20. Mrz. 2017

A series of proteins in blood plasma has now been identified that, when elevated, signify that the patient has cancer. This discovery, say researchers, may lead to a blood test that can detect and evaluate cancer in patients. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Single-cell analysis reveals subtypes of colorectal tumors

20. Mrz. 2017

Combining single-cell genomics and computational techniques medical researchers have defined cell-type composition of cancerous cells from 11 colorectal tumors, as well as adjacent noncancerous cells, a key to more targeted diagnosis and treatment. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists find possible achilles heel of treatment resistant cancers

20. Mrz. 2017

Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse models. Researchers suggest that blocking the signaling proteins c-Fos and Dusp1 as part of combination therapy might cure several types of kinase-driven, treatment-resistant leukemia and solid tumor cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Gene editing technique helps find cancer’s weak spots

20. Mrz. 2017

Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, allowing researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them. This is called „synthetic lethality“ because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers have developed a method to search for synthetic-lethal gene combinations. The technique uncovered 120 new opportunities for cancer drug development. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Researchers discover key to drug resistance in common breast cancer treatment

20. Mrz. 2017

Three-quarters of all breast cancer tumors are driven by the hormone estrogen. These tumors are frequently treated with drugs to suppress estrogen receptor activity, but unfortunately, at least half of patients do not respond to these treatments, leaving them with drug-resistant tumors and few options. Now, scientists have found that two immune system molecules may be key to the development of drug resistance in estrogen-driven breast cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancers

20. Mrz. 2017

New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers. The study identified genes that cooperate with the well-known tumor suppressor gene PTEN, and showed their relevance in human prostate tumors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Pembrolizumab shows promise in treatment of mesothelioma

20. Mrz. 2017

Pembrolizumab, an antibody drug already used to treat other forms of cancer, can be effective in the treatment of the most common form of mesothelioma, according to a new study. The work is the first to show a positive impact from checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy drugs on this disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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DNA labels predict mortality

20. Mrz. 2017

Methyl labels in the DNA regulate the activity of our genes and, thus, have a great influence on health and disease. Scientists have now revealed that an altered methylation status at only 10 specific sites in the genome can indicate that mortality is increased by up to seven times. Smoking has a particularly unfavorable impact on the methylation status. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

20. Mrz. 2017

Researchers have devised a way to make cancer cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment, by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs. By tethering hundreds of tiny particles to the surfaces of tumor cells, the researchers made the cells much more vulnerable to attack by a drug called TRAIL that triggers cancer cells to commit suicide. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention

17. Mrz. 2017

A clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been released for the prevention of cervical cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrence

17. Mrz. 2017

An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Happy spouse, happy house

17. Mrz. 2017

Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a serious illness. But a new study may hold the answer, say its authors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

11. AIO-GI-Tag

02. Mrz. 2017

Das Treffen von Arbeitsgruppen des Bereiches gastrointestinaler Tumoren der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie in der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft (AIO) steht sowohl Mitgliedern als auch Interessierten offen. Es geht um die Diskussion, Planung und Vorbereitung neuer Studien. Programm, Informationen und Online-Anmeldung: http://www.aio-portal.de/index.php/id-9-aio-gi-tag.html (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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58. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin

02. Mrz. 2017

Von Atemnot bis hin zur künstlichen Beatmung – viele Lungenerkrankungen sind chronisch und mit einem hohen Leidensdruck für die Patienten verbunden. Die Sparpolitik des Gesundheitssystems macht es immer schwerer Patienten optimal zu betreuen. Viele Kliniken stehen unter Druck, kostendeckend zu arbeiten. Unter dem Motto „Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit“ diskutieren Experten wie die Versorgungsqualität trotz des finanziellen Drucks bestmöglich erhalten werden kann. (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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3. Interdisziplinärer Kongress "Quality of Cancer Care"

02. Mrz. 2017

Gemeinsam mit der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Tumorzentren (ADT) lädt die Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft zum dritten Mal zum Kongress „Quality of Cancer Care“ (QoCC). Die Idee zu diesem Kongress entstand aus der Erfahrung, dass es häufig die Schnittstellen sind, an denen es in der Qualitätsentwicklung der Krebsversorgung zu Reibungsverlusten kommt. Der QoCC 2017 steht unter dem Motto „Qualität in der Patientenversorgung“. (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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13th German Peptide Symposium

02. Mrz. 2017

The Symposium will cover all areas of peptide science, including peptide chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, immunology, pharmacology, as well as the use of peptides in medicine and material sciences. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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