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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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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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 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 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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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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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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In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

One day, patients may be able to monitor their body’s response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study has taken an important step in that direction by measuring a panel of cancer proteins in rare, individual tumor cells that float in the blood. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer news

New target protein for colon cancer identified

18. Jul. 2018

Researchers have identified a new potential target protein (c-Cbl) they believe can help further the understanding of colon cancer and ultimately survival of patients with the disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Early supper associated with lower risk of breast and prostate cancer

18. Jul. 2018

People who have their evening meal before 9 p.m. or wait at least two hours before going to sleep have lower risk of breast and prostate cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Protein found to be key component in irregularly excited brain cells

17. Jul. 2018

In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. The protein, p53, is well-known in cancer biology as a tumor suppressor. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Allergic responses may protect against skin cancer

17. Jul. 2018

The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Tackling cancer at ground zero with designer molecules

17. Jul. 2018

A new molecule shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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‚Invisible‘ stool blood linked to heightened risk of death from all causes

17. Jul. 2018

‚Invisible‘ blood detected in the stools is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, reveals research published online in the journal Gut. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely, study finds

16. Jul. 2018

Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans that expose them to significant amounts of radiation and are not recommended by experts. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

16. Jul. 2018

A magnetic wire used to snag scarce and hard-to-capture tumor cells could prove to be a swift and effective tactic for early cancer detection, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer researchers suggest new treatment for rare inherited cancers

16. Jul. 2018

Studying two rare inherited cancer syndromes, scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA. The discovery suggests a promising strategy for treatment with drugs recently approved for other forms of cancer, said the researchers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Weight loss surgery may affect the risk of cancer

16. Jul. 2018

A new analysis indicates that weight loss surgery may affect an individual’s risk of developing cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Testosterone research brings new hope for cancer patients

16. Jul. 2018

Approximately 20 percent of cancer related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia. Medical researchers now show that the hormone testosterone is effective at combating cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects

14. Jul. 2018

A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread, researchers report in a new study in mice. In mice with tumors of osteosarcoma – a bone cancer that is notoriously painful and difficult to treat — endocannabinoids slowed the growth of tumors and blood vessels, inhibited the cancer cells from migrating and caused cancer cell death. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Looking at the urine and blood may be best in diagnosing myeloma

13. Jul. 2018

When it comes to diagnosing a condition in which the plasma cells that normally make antibodies to protect us instead become cancerous, it may be better to look at the urine as well as the serum of our blood for answers, pathologists say. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Massive genome havoc in breast cancer is revealed

12. Jul. 2018

Researchers using long-read DNA sequencing have made one of the most detailed maps ever of structural variations in a cancer cell’s genome. The map reveals about 20,000 structural variations, few of which have been noted before, in just one cell type associated with one form of breast cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Gammaherpesviruses linked to tumors in macaques with simian immunodeficiency virus

12. Jul. 2018

Viruses known as gammaherpesviruses may raise the risk of cancer in macaques infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus or Simian Human Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV/SHIV), according to new research. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Solved protein puzzle opens door to new design for cancer drugs

12. Jul. 2018

Researchers at have solved a longstanding puzzle concerning the design of molecular motors, paving the way toward new cancer therapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Structure and key features of critical immune-surveillance protein in humans

12. Jul. 2018

Scientists have defined the structure and key features of a human immune-surveillance protein that guards against cancer and bacterial and viral infections. The identification of two human-specific variations in the protein closes a critical knowledge gap in immunology and cancer biology. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

Sommerkolleg: Chemie, Physik und Materialwissenschaften

01. Jul. 2018

Das Sommerkolleg bietet Interessierten ab 16 Jahren die Möglichkeit einen vertieften Einblick in das Studium der Chemie und Physik sowie der Materialwissenschaften mit Vorlesungen und Praktika zu gewinnen. Es werden Praktika in der Anorganischen Chemie, der Organischen Chemie, in der Physik, Werkstofftechnik und Umformtechnik angeboten, sowie ein Einführungskurs in die Themenfelder Glas-Bindemittel und Kunststoffverarbeitung. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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RVZ Kolloquium: Prof. Michael Rape

01. Jul. 2018

Prof. Michael Rape from UC Berkeley (US) will talk about his research „The other code: roles of ubiquitin in neuronal development and neurodegeneration“ at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Quantum Technology – Impact on Computing and Communication

01. Jul. 2018

Quantum technology forms the technological basis for the development of quantum computers, quantum sensors, quantum cryptography, and quantum communication systems. These technologies have the potential to disrupt a variety of existing industries. For example, quantum computers promise new possibilities for solving computing-intensive or previously not efficiently solvable problems. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Personenzentrierung

01. Jul. 2018

Personenzentrierung: Bausteine für einen heilsamen Umgang bei Menschen mit Demenz zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. Auch im akademischen Jahr 2017/18 bietet die Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (PTHV) wieder für die interessierte Öffentlichkeit eine Ringvorlesung an – dieses Mal zum Thema „Heil und Heilung“. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Neue Entwicklungen des Rechts auf Gesundheit in Brasilien

01. Jul. 2018

Die brasilianische Bundesverfassung von 1988 enthält einen großzügigen Katalog sozialer Grundrechte, innerhalb dessen dem Recht auf Gesundheit eine besondere Bedeutung zukommt. Prof. Dr. Ingo Sarlet zeigt die jüngsten Entwicklungen hinsichtlich der Realisierung dieses Rechts auf. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Heilung, Hoffnung, Loslassen. Sorge-Ethik am Lebensende.

01. Jul. 2018

Auch im akademischen Jahr 2017/18 bietet die Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (PTHV) wieder für die interessierte Öffentlichkeit eine Ringvorlesung an – dieses Mal zum Thema „Heil und Heilung“. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Fachtagung Digitales Management von Patientendaten

01. Jul. 2018

Chancen und Kooperationsmöglichkeiten im Bereich E-Health

Die Tagung richtet sich an Vertreter von Herstellern und Dienstleistern aus dem Umfeld digitaler Lösungen für die Gesundheitsversorgung sowie an Leistungserbringer, Systemadministratoren, Kostenträger, behördliche und politische Entscheidungsträger und allen weiteren Akteuren, die in aktuelle E-Health Entwicklungen involviert sind. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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