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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

A new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer has been uncovered by investigators. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Researchers find combination can enhance ipilimumab immunotherapy

16. Jun. 2018

Using a targeted therapy to block a protein that suppresses T cell activity could improve cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, researchers report. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer

15. Jun. 2018

Researchers suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer

15. Jun. 2018

A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New subtype of prostate cancer

15. Jun. 2018

Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about 7 percent of patients with advanced disease. This subset of tumors were responsive to immunotherapy treatment. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Blood vitamin D levels linked to colorectal cancer risk

14. Jun. 2018

A new study authored by scientists from more than 20 medical centers and organizations finds that higher circulating vitamin D concentrations are significantly associated with lower colorectal cancer risk. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists discover biomarker for flu susceptibility

14. Jun. 2018

Researchers have found a way to predict whether someone exposed to the flu virus is likely to become ill. They used a computational approach to pinpoint a blood-based genetic biomarker to determine an individual’s susceptibility to the disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk

13. Jun. 2018

In order to strengthen the efficacy of vaccines on the immune system — and in particular on T lymphocytes, specialized in the detection of cancer cells — researchers have developed spider silk microcapsules capable of delivering the vaccine directly to the heart of immune cells. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer

12. Jun. 2018

A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Long periods of viral suppression shown to reduce cancer risk in aging HIV population

11. Jun. 2018

Early, sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART), which results in long-term viral suppression, helps to prevent AIDS-defining cancers and also non-AIDS-defining cancers, to a lesser degree. However, patients with long-term viral suppression still had excess cancer risk compared to uninfected patients. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Genetic markers for prostate cancer

11. Jun. 2018

Scientists found telltale genetic markers that can be used to predict those most at risk of prostate cancer, a disease common for older men. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk

11. Jun. 2018

Therapeutic use of gene editing with the so-called CRISPR-Cas9 technique may inadvertently increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study. Researchers say that more studies are required in order to guarantee the safety of these ‚molecular scissors‘ for gene-editing therapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Reviving the protector: New tactic against medulloblastoma

11. Jun. 2018

Scientists have a new tactic with potential for fighting medulloblastoma, the most common and most aggressive form of brain tumor in children. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Drug targets metabolic vulnerability and impairs cancer cell growth and survival

11. Jun. 2018

A new drug inhibits a vital metabolic process required for cancer cells‘ growth and survival. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Asthma diagnosed with nasal brush test

11. Jun. 2018

Researchers have identified a genetic biomarker of asthma that can be tested for using a simple nasal brush and basic follow-up data analysis. This inexpensive diagnostic test can accurately identify mild to moderate asthma and differentiate it from other respiratory conditions. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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A ‚super‘ receptor that helps kill HIV infected cells

11. Jun. 2018

Researchers have discovered a unique set of ‚super‘ receptors on immune cells capable of killing HIV across genetically diverse populations, making them a potential candidate for immunotherapy treatments. The researchers studied fifteen unique individuals who all had been infected with HIV, but have immune systems that protect them from AIDs progression. These rare individuals, called HIV controllers, could hold clues to the cure for the disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Study identifies cellular ‚death code‘

07. Jun. 2018

Dying cells generally have two options: go quietly, or go out with a bang. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Threat of malaria left its mark on the immune system in people with African ancestry

07. Jun. 2018

Researchers have identified a genetic difference between people with African and European ancestry that affects how the immune system triggers inflammation. They suspect these differences are rooted in how the immune system evolved and the evolutionary pressure exerted by malaria on ancestors who lived in Africa. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

10. Stuttgarter Lasertage

01. Jun. 2018

Highlights und Innovationen aus der industriellen Anwendung der Lasertechnik stehen im Mittelpunkt der 10. Stuttgarter Lasertage (SLT 2018), die am 5. und 6. Juni 2018 parallel zur Fachmesse LASYS im Internationalen Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS) stattfinden. Veranstalter sind das Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW) der Universität Stuttgart und die Messe Stuttgart. Erwartet werden rund 350 Besucher. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Senologie e.V.

01. Jun. 2018

Unter dem diesjährigen Kongressmotto „4-Ländertagung: Senologie gleich Evolution“ organisiert die Deutschen Gesellschaft für Senologie e.V. (DGS) ihre Jahrestagung erstmalig gemeinsam mit Partnergesellschaften aus Österreich, der Schweiz und Frankreich. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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2nd International Symposium for Molecular Medicine

01. Jun. 2018

Das internationale Symposium für Molekulare Medizin findet zum zweiten Mal in Düsseldorf statt und bringt Wissenschaft und Klinische Praxis im Bereich Orthopädie, Dermatolgie und Alterungsmedizin zusammen. Durch das hochkarätig besetzte Programm führen Prof. Dr. Chris Evans, Genforscher an der Mayo-Klinik Rochester, und Prof. Dr. Martina Kerscher, Inhaberin des Lehrstuhls für Kosmetikwissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg. Workshops ergänzen das Programm. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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2. DGA-Interventionekongress

01. Jun. 2018

Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit, sich über die Weiterentwicklung von minimalinvasiven Techniken in der Behandlung von Gefäßerkrankungen auf den neuesten Stand zu bringen. Wir möchten außerdem mit Ihnen diskutieren, wie unsere Patienten von neuen Herangehensweisen profitieren können. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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24. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Radioonkologie e. V.

01. Jun. 2018

Das wissenschaftliche Programm ist online einsehbar unter http://degro-jahrestagung.de/programm/wissenschaftliches-programm (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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1. World Café 2018 des DGBMT Fachausschusses Usability

01. Jun. 2018

Der DGBMT Fachausschuss Usability befasst sich mit allen Aspekten der Gebrauchstauglichkeit und User Experience in Zusammenhang mit Medizintechnik. Regelmäßig entscheidet der Fachausschuss dabei über neue Schwerpunkte für die kommenden Jahre. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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17. Tag der Arbeitsmedizin in Hamburg

01. Jun. 2018

Dialogforen Arbeitsmedizin und Arbeitssicherheit – Eine Veranstaltungsreihe für Wissenschaft und Praxis von DGAUM und RG GmbH (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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