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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Neue Gewinner des „Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award“ – 30.000 Euro für Forscher

Auszeichnungen der Bayer-Stiftung für „Wissenschaft & Bildung“:

Dr. Christoph Engel (Universität Regensburg) bekommt die Auszeichnung für „Biologie“.
Dr. Keary M. Engle (Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, Kalifornien, USA) wird in der Kategorie „Chemie“ ausgezeichnet.
Dr. Kathryn Susan Hayward (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australien) erhält den Preis für das Gebiet „Medizin“. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Cancer news

Neutrons produce first direct 3-D maps of water during cell membrane fusion

20. Sep. 2018

New 3-D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for diseases associated with cell fusion. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Novel biomarker found in ovarian cancer patients can predict response to therapy

20. Sep. 2018

Researchers have identified an independent prognostic factor, cancer/testis antigen 45, that is associated with extended disease-free survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer. Patients with high levels of CT45 in their tumors lived more than seven times as long as patients who lacked sufficient CT45. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet

20. Sep. 2018

Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Simulations of every woman’s breast tissue address delay on enhanced MRI cancer detection

20. Sep. 2018

Researchers have simulated how over 20 different breast tissue ratios respond to heat given off by MRIs at higher field strengths than available in hospitals today. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance

20. Sep. 2018

Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the antimalarial drug artemesinin with the help of chemotherapy medicines. Artemisinin works through a ‚double whammy‘ attack on the deadly parasite. The drug damages proteins in malaria parasites and clogs the parasite’s waste disposal system, known as the proteasome, which chemo can target. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Understanding epilepsy in pediatric tumors

19. Sep. 2018

Researchers have identified a neuronal BRAF somatic mutation that causes intrinsic epileptogenicity in pediatric brain tumors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Strategies to protect bone health in hematologic stem cell transplant recipients

19. Sep. 2018

A new review looks at the major factors affecting bone health in mematologic stem cell transplant recipients, and provides expert guidance for the monitoring, evaluation and treatment of bone loss in these patients. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New micro-platform reveals cancer cells‘ natural behavior

19. Sep. 2018

A new cell culture platform allows researchers to observe never-before-seen behaviors of live cancer cells under the microscope, leading to explanations of long-known cancer characteristics. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Tweaking cells‘ gatekeepers could lead to new way to fight cancer

19. Sep. 2018

Researchers have devised a way to manipulate numbers of individual nuclear pores — a breakthrough that may one day stop cancerous cells from proliferating out of control. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New hurdle for developing immunotherapies

18. Sep. 2018

A new discovery tosses a new wrench into the process of building better molecules to develop immunotherapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Eating foods with low nutritional quality ratings linked to cancer risk in large European cohort

18. Sep. 2018

The consumption of foods with higher scores on the British Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS), reflecting a lower nutritional quality, is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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How cells repurpose their garbage disposal systems to promote inflammation

18. Sep. 2018

Researchers have unraveled new insights into the way cells leverage G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their cellular waste disposal systems to control inflammation. The findings suggest some existing cancer drugs that inhibit these cellular activities might be repurposed to treat vascular inflammation, which occurs when artery-blocking plaques form in atherosclerosis. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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CRISPR screen reveals new targets in more than half of all squamous cell carcinomas

18. Sep. 2018

Researchers sheds light on p63 activity in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, providing an actionable path forward to drug development against this known cause of cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Chemists create circular fluorescent dyes for biological imaging

18. Sep. 2018

Chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of carbon and hydrogen. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Colon cancer is caused by bacteria and cell stress

18. Sep. 2018

Scientists have made an unexpected discovery while investigating the triggering factors of colon cancer: Cell stress in combination with an altered microbiota in the colon drives tumor growth. Previously, it was assumed that this combination only contributes to inflammatory intestinal diseases. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Better chemo drug adsorption onto targeted delivery capsules

18. Sep. 2018

One of the challenges in cancer research is improving the delivery of chemo drugs to enhance their efficacy while decreasing the risk of side effects. Scientists now perform a theoretical prediction of adsorption of a well-known chemo drug onto active carbon with aluminium inclusions, to show its potential as an oral chemotherapy delivery capsule. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Zika vaccine shows promise for treating deadly brain cancer

18. Sep. 2018

Researchers have successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells, which had been transplanted into mice. In a new study, the team shows that a live, attenuated version of the Zika virus could form the basis of a new treatment option for this fatal brain cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

11. Bundesalgenstammtisch 2018; Mikroalgen für Umwelt und Wertschöpfung

01. Sep. 2018

Der jährlich stattfindende „Bundesalgenstammtisch“ ist die deutschsprachige Kommunikationsplattform für alle, die mit der Algenbiotechnologie in Wissenschaft und Industrie befasst sind. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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4th Forum on Hydrothermal Processes "Technologies generating material and energetic added value"

01. Sep. 2018

The event will be bilingual – German and English with simultaneous translation. Presentations and posters will be available in both languages. If you are interested in participating in the event with a presentation/talk or poster, please submit your Application form by May 1st, 2018 via e-mail to htp-inno@dbfz.de.

Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference reader. For accepted posters, a short introduction (three minutes, one slide) will be provided in addition to the poster exhibiton. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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4. Tag der Arbeitsmedizin in Hannover

01. Sep. 2018

Dialogforen Arbeitsmedizin und Arbeitssicherheit – Eine Veranstaltungsreihe für Wissenschaft und Praxis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Arbeitsmedizin und Umweltmedizin e.V. (DGAUM) und RG GmbH (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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3rd European Conference on Natural Products

01. Sep. 2018

The 3rd European Conference on Natural Products will again feature recent advances in secondary metabolite research. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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18. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung der DGSF

01. Sep. 2018

Ich, Du und die anderen … Selbstorganisation – Selbststeuerung und die Frage nach dem Sinn

18. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung der DGSF vom 20.- 22. September 2018 an der Universität Oldenburg (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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18. Scientific Meeting (ScieM)

01. Sep. 2018

Am 27. und 28. September 2018 findet das 18. Scientific Meeting (ScieM) des Mukoviszidose e.V. in Bad Salzschlirf statt. Thema des diesjährigen Meetings sind „Anti-inflammatorische Therapien im Kontext des Mikrobioms in Lunge und Darm“. Mukoviszidose-Forscherinnen und -Forscher aus der ganzen Welt sind dazu eingeladen, beim Meeting über dieses zurzeit sehr relevante Forschungsthema zu diskutieren. Abstracts für Vorträge können bis zum 15. Juni 2018 eingereicht werden. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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17. Tag der Arbeitsmedizin in Berlin

01. Sep. 2018

Dialogforen Arbeitsmedizin und Arbeitssicherheit – Eine Veranstaltungsreihe für Wissenschaft und Praxis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Arbeitsmedizin und Umweltmedizin e.V. (DGAUM) und RG GmbH (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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