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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells

Researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the elusive and rare cells that can cause cancer to come back even when years have passed since the initial tumor was treated. Encapsulated in the particles is the drug niclosamide — a drug commonly prescribed to treat tapeworm infections, but in cancer stem cells it turns off key gene pathways that give the cells stemlike properties. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Biomaterials with ‚logic gates‘ release therapeutics in response to environmental triggers

15. Jan. 2018

Scientists have announced that they have built and tested a new biomaterial-based delivery system — known as a hydrogel — that will encase a desired cargo and dissolve to release its freight only when specific physiological conditions are met. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system

15. Jan. 2018

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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We will treat cancer by making it ‚slim down‘

15. Jan. 2018

For years, attempts have been made to understand the mechanism behind the proliferation of cancer cells: they need metabolites to grow and proliferate as much as a vehicle needs gasoline or electricity to move. However, until now it was not known which metabolites cancer cells actually need. Medical researchers have now identified one of the mechanisms behind this process. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Flipping the switch: Dietary fat, changes in fat metabolism may promote prostate cancer metastasis

15. Jan. 2018

Researchers have shed new light on the genetic mechanisms that promote metastasis in the mouse model and also implicated the typical Western high-fat diet as a key environmental factor driving metastasis. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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A matter of mobility: New strategy for drug discovery

15. Jan. 2018

A joint industry/academia study of a cancer target protein reveals unusual relation between binding site flexibility and drug-target lifetime. The results suggest a new strategy for drug discovery. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New warning system discovered in the immune defense

12. Jan. 2018

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown warning system that contributes to the body’s immune system. Mitochondria in the white blood cells secrete a web of DNA fibers that raises the alarm. The results may lead to increased knowledge about autoinflammatory diseases and cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Human protein may aid neuron invasion by virus that causes hand, foot, and mouth disease

11. Jan. 2018

A human protein known as prohibitin may play a significant role in infection of the nervous system by EV71, one of several viruses that can cause hand, foot, and mouth disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New biomarkers for colorectal cancer

11. Jan. 2018

Researchers have found a new biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) that might improve therapy and survival rates of patients. Biomarkers are measurable biological indicators for a specific disease, such as changes in the amounts of certain proteins that occur in combination with certain illnesses. Such biomarkers help physicians to diagnose a condition, identify the disease stage, and determine a patient’s risk for recurrence of the disease. This supports the doctor in choosing the best-fitting treatment plan. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists curb growth of cancer cells by blocking access to key nutrients

10. Jan. 2018

Researchers have discovered how to curb the growth of cancer cells by blocking the cells‘ access to certain nutrients. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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With these special bacteria, a broccoli a day can keep the cancer doctor away

10. Jan. 2018

Researchers have engineered bacteria that specifically targets colorectal cancer cells and converts a substance in some vegetables into an anticancer agent. The system reduced the number of tumors by 75 percent and shrank the remaining tumors by threefold in a mouse model of colorectal cancer. Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the study suggests that the probiotics taken together with a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables could help prevent colorectal cancer and its recurrence. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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A more complete Mediterranean diet may protect against aggressive prostate cancer

10. Jan. 2018

Researchers determined that men who followed a Mediterranean diet, rich in fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil, and low consumption of juices had lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer (PC) than those who followed other dietary patterns like Prudent or Western diets. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Biomarkers may help predict outcomes in gastric cancer patients who abuse alcohol

10. Jan. 2018

Alcohol consumption has been identified as a modifiable risk factor for cancers such as gastric cancer. A new report sheds light on how specific proteins interact with alcohol, and how that interplay impacts survival and response to platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with gastric cancer who may or may not still be drinking. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Deep sea creatures provide a guiding light in the quest to develop cancer therapies

09. Jan. 2018

Scientists use enzymes responsible for marine animal bioluminescence to help researchers test whether cancer immunotherapies work. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Targeting breast cancer through precision medicine

09. Jan. 2018

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that may make cancer cells more susceptible to treatment. The research team found that the protein RYBP prevents DNA repair in cancer cells, including breast cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer targeted with reusable ‚stinging nettle‘ treatment

09. Jan. 2018

Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment, activated with a substance found in stinging nettles and ants. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Identical twins can share more than identical genes: Molecular similarity

09. Jan. 2018

Independent of their identical genes, identical twins share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New biomarkers predict outcome of cancer immunotherapy

08. Jan. 2018

Researchers have identified biomarkers in the blood that make it possible to predict whether cancer patients will respond positively to immunotherapy. Patients for whom therapy does not work can thus be treated using different methods at an earlier stage. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

7 Jahre frühe Nutzenbewertung nach AMNOG – Verfahren und Ergebnisse

12. Jan. 2018

Am Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2018 referiert die Leiterin des Bonner Instituts für evidenzbasierte Positionierung im Gesundheitswesen, Prof. Dr. Eva Susanne Dietrich, von 18:00 bis 19:30 Uhr über die verschiedenen Perspektiven des Arzneimittelmarktneuordnungsgesetzes. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Aktuelle Höhepunkte und Perspektiven der astronautischen und robotischen Raumfahrt in Europa

01. Jan. 2018

Öffentlicher Abendvortrag des NAWI e.V. +++ Referent: Astronaut Dr. Thomas Reiter, European Space Agency (ESA), Darmstadt (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Advances in Chemical Biology

01. Jan. 2018

Understanding and manipulating molecular biological processes including the function and interaction of proteins is the key challenge in chemical biology. The two-day conference „Advances in Chemical Biology“ brings you the latest from science and research. A special focus this year lies on research in Scandinavia. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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12. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Wirbelsäulengesellschaft (DWG)

20. Nov. 2017

Der diesjährige Schwerpunkt des Kongresses liegt auf den Themen Trauma und Tumor in der Wirbelsäulenchirurgie. Wichtige wissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Tumorerkrankungen, degenerativen Erkrankungen, entzündlichen und metabolischen Erkrankungen, Verletzungen und Deformitäten aber auch zu innovativen Techniken erwarten die Besucherinnen und Besucher. Dabei steht ein fächerübergreifender Ansatz im Vordergrund, denn auch auf dem Gebiet der Wirbelsäulenheilkunde gilt es, Bewährtes zu erhalten und gleichzeitig neuen Behandlungsmethoden gegenüber offen zu sein. Dass die Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft diesen Anspruch ernst nimmt, zeigt auch die Zentren-Zertifizierung, die in diesem Jahr gestartet wurde. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Biologisierung der Medizintechnik – Workshop VII – Biomaterial – Immunsystem Wechselwirkungen

01. Nov. 2017

Wechselwirkungen zwischen Biomaterialien und dem Organismus können zu Problemen führen oder Chancen eröffnen. Die Einflüsse reichen vom Biofouling während des Erstkontaktes bis hin zu Implantatverlusten. Eine zentrale Rolle spielt das Immunsystem, das viele dieser Reaktionen koordiniert. Ziel ist es deshalb, ein rationales Design von Biomaterialien mit immunmodulierenden Eigenschaften zu erreichen. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Akademievorlesung "Willkommen in Utopia." | 16.11.2017 18:00 Uhr – 20:00 Uhr

01. Nov. 2017

Mit der Akademievorlesung zieht die Interdisziplinare Arbeitsgruppe „Gentechnologiebericht“ 16 Jahre nach ihrer Gründung Bilanz anlässlich eines heute wie damals höchst umstrittenen und viel diskutierten Forschungsbereichs. In Expertenbeiträgen und Podiumsdiskussionen werden die Gentechnologien dabei sowohl in ihrer historischen und zukünftigen Entwicklung als auch in ihrer aktuellen gesellschafts- und forschungspolitischen Relevanz eingeordnet. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Akademievorlesung "Wie werden Gentechnologien kontrolliert?" | 09.11.2017 18:00 Uhr – 21:00 Uhr

01. Nov. 2017

Mit der Akademievorlesung zieht die Interdisziplinare Arbeitsgruppe „Gentechnologiebericht“ 16 Jahre nach ihrer Gründung Bilanz anlässlich eines heute wie damals höchst umstrittenen und viel diskutierten Forschungsbereichs. In Expertenbeiträgen und Podiumsdiskussionen werden die Gentechnologien dabei sowohl in ihrer historischen und zukünftigen Entwicklung als auch in ihrer aktuellen gesellschafts- und forschungspolitischen Relevanz eingeordnet. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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