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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The importance of the glutamine metabolism in colon cancer

The importance of glutamine has been made clear as a colon cancer specific metabolism. It is known that glutamine metabolism is important for pancreatic cancer, but the importance of glutamine metabolism for colon cancer has been unclear. In this study, researchers showed the importance of glutamine metabolism.  (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer news

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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Antibody for fighting cancer emerges

19. Mai. 2017

While studying the underpinnings of multiple sclerosis, investigators came across important clues for how to treat a very different disease: cancer. Researchers describe an antibody that can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleashes the immune system to kill cancer cells. The team reports that the antibody decreased tumor growth in models of melanoma, glioblastoma and colorectal carcinoma, making it an attractive candidate for cancer immunotherapy. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New molecular target to improve neuroblastoma treatment

19. Mai. 2017

A new study has served to identify some genetic mutations that will help to improve the treatment of neuroblastoma. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Mesothelioma: New trial to fight cancer caused by asbestos

19. Mai. 2017

Patients with a hard-to-treat type of cancer are being given new hope in a ground-breaking clinical trial. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumors

19. Mai. 2017

In a revolutionary first, scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumor cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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How cancer cells flood the lung

19. Mai. 2017

Lung cancer patients are particularly susceptible to malignant pleural effusion, when fluid collects in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism that causes this to happen. Their study also shows that various active substances could potentially be used to treat this condition. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Erectile dysfunction medicines do not cause melanoma, analysis of large studies finds

19. Mai. 2017

Use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, a new report concludes. (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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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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