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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Treatment benefits patients with thalassaemia and HCV

Many individuals with the blood disorder thalassaemia also carry the hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to contaminated transfusions before 1990. Due to the co-existence of iron overload (from repeated blood transfusions), these patients are at increased risk of developing liver cancer. A new study indicates that treatment with a combination of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir as a once a day single pill leads to a sustained virological response in 98% of patients with thalassaemia and HCV. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer news

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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Definitive genomic study reveals alterations driving most medulloblastoma brain tumors

19. Jul. 2017

An international consortium completed a landmark study of most common pediatric brain tumor, revealing new cancer genes, laying the foundation to expand precision medicine. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Social interaction affects cancer patients‘ response to treatment

19. Jul. 2017

How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study. Cancer patients were a little more likely to survive for five years or more after chemotherapy if they interacted during chemotherapy with other patients who also survived for five years or more. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New way found to boost immunity in fight cancer and infections

19. Jul. 2017

A key new mechanism has been identified that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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How CD44s gives brain cancer a survival advantage

19. Jul. 2017

In the case of glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest type of brain cancer, researchers have discovered that the molecule CD44s seems to give cancer cells a survival advantage. In the lab, eliminating this advantage by reducing the amount of CD44s resulted in cancer cells being more sensitive to the deadly effects of the drug erlotinib. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Why do BRCA1 mutations cause predominantly breast and ovarian cancer?

19. Jul. 2017

Researchers report a new, previously unrecognized function of the BRCA1 gene that explains why BRCA1 gene mutation carriers are at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Large-scale study of adaptation in yeast could help explain the evolution of cancer

18. Jul. 2017

A genome sequencing approach has been used to reveal the ‚drivers‘ of adaptation in laboratory-evolved yeast. This work uncovers roles of genetic hitchhiking and interaction in determining which mutations succeed or fail in rapidly-evolving microbial population and may hold clues to the dynamics of cancer evolution. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50

18. Jul. 2017

Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new research that examined the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cause of chemoresistance in small cell lung cancer discovered

18. Jul. 2017

Approximately one year after successful treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy, patients with advanced Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), which primarily affects heavy smokers, generally relapse with recurrence of tumors that are resistant to further chemotherapy. At this point, the affected patients usually only have a few months to live. The reason for this was hitherto unknown. Researchers have now discovered that circulating tumor cells combine, making previously chemo-sensitive cells into chemo-resistant cell complexes. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels

17. Jul. 2017

An engineer created surgery-tested software that better marries CT scan images of the liver with a tracked tool’s. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Comparing algorithms that search for cancer mutations

17. Jul. 2017

Scientists have teamed up to evaluate the tools used to probe the cancer genome. Their work classifies and describes the strengths and weaknesses of more than 20 algorithms developed by independent research groups. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New way to enlarge tissues gives pathologists a closer look at cells

17. Jul. 2017

Investigators have developed and tested an innovative, reliable means of analyzing pre-cancerous breast lesions diagnosing certain kidney diseases and using only a conventional light microscope. The technique – dubbed “expansion pathology or ExPath – enhances pathologists’ diagnostic ability and could mean earlier interventions for high-risk patients. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Radiation prior to surgery reduces risk of secondary tumors in early-stage breast cancer

17. Jul. 2017

Patients who have neoadjuvant radiation therapy have a significantly lower risk of developing a second primary tumor at any site, report investigators. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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T-cells lacking HDAC11 enzyme perform more effectively in destroying cancer cells

17. Jul. 2017

Scientists have identified a role for the HDAC11 enzyme in the regulation of T-cell function. The team found that HDAC11 should be treated as an immunotherapeutic target. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New device detects tumor cells in blood

17. Jul. 2017

Researchers have patented a portable device that can detect tumor cells in blood. The device counts the number of tumor cells in a blood sample and is a highly effective tool for improving the monitoring, treatment and diagnosis of cancer. (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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17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

02. Jun. 2017

Call for Abstracts (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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14. HepNet Symposium

02. Jun. 2017

Akkreditiert: mit 10 CME-Punkten von der Ärztekammer Niedersachsen mit 13 iCME-Punkten von der Akademie für Infektionsmedizin

Wissenschaftliche Leitung: Prof. Dr. med. Michael P. Manns, Hannover Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Zeuzem, Frankfurt Prof. Dr. med. Claus Niederau, Oberhausen Prof. Dr. med. Ulrike Protzer, München Prof. Dr. med. Peter Schirmacher, Heidelberg (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Art / Nature:Contemporary Art in Natural History Museums and Collections

02. Jun. 2017

A pilot project in cooperation with the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

The conference outlines recent and ongoing art projects and art programmes in natural history museums and in the natural history collections of multidisciplinary museums. In doing so, it aims to reflect upon and discuss the expectations, potentials, possible limitations and values of these kinds of interactions and interventions from the perspectives of curators, artists and researchers. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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8th Mildred Scheel Cancer Conference

02. Jun. 2017

Zum 8. Mal lädt die Deutsche Krebshilfe, gemeinsam mit der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft, zur Mildred Scheel Cancer Conference ein. Vom 14.-16. Juni 2017 treffen sich renommierte Krebsexperten in Bonn, um über aktuelle Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der onkologischen Forschung zu diskutieren. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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