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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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 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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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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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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Better chemo drug adsorption onto targeted delivery capsules

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)

Unexpected cell population key to blood cancer relapse

A study suggests that leukemia cells change in unique ways in response to chemotherapy allowing them to masquerade for a short time so they are able to start disease regeneration. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

How our immune system detects broken DNA

Our immune system can detect when our own cells are damaged. This DNA damage can come from a variety of sources, such as the sun’s UV rays, chemical agents like cigarette smoke, or from genotoxic drugs used in chemotherapy. A new study found that DNA damage can lead to an immune response similar to that observed during viral infection. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

microRNAs Predict Recurrence Risk of Head and Neck Tumors

A new method predicts the course of HPV-negative head and neck cancer after radiation chemotherapy. According to a recent article in the journal ‘Clinical Cancer Research’, five microRNAs (miRNAs) can provide the decisive data. The work was conducted at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) in close collaboration with the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK). (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Chemotherapy may lead to early menopause in young women with lung cancer

A new study suggests chemotherapy may cause acute amenorrhea leading to early menopause in women with lung cancer. The study is the first to comment on amenorrhea rates in women younger than 50, concluding that women with lung cancer who desire future fertility should be educated about risks and options before starting treatment. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Discovery could lead to better treatment for leukemia

Scientists report on how a certain mutation helps improve sensitivity to chemotherapy. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity

Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found an important contributor to that heart pathology — disruption of the metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This dysregulated immunometabolism impairs resolution of inflammation, and chronic, non-resolving inflammation leads to advanced heart failure. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Magnetic nanoparticles deliver chemotherapy to difficult-to-reach spinal tumors

Researchers have demonstrated that magnetic nanoparticles can be used to ferry chemotherapy drugs into the spinal cord to treat hard-to-reach spinal tumors in an animal model. The unique delivery system represents a novel way to target chemotherapy drugs to spinal cancer cells, which are hard to reach because the drugs must cross the blood-brain barrier. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

T-cell leukemia: Cancer cells take advantage of ‚survival protein‘

Cancer researchers have shown that some patients with T-cell leukemia produce too much of the BCL-2 protein. Cancer cells take advantage of this ‚survival protein‘ which allows them to escape chemotherapy. A drug suppressing this BCL-2 shows promising results. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to new findings. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Cancer news

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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Silicone breast implants linked to increased risk of some rare harms

18. Sep. 2018

Women receiving silicone breast implants may be at increased risk of several rare adverse outcomes compared to the general population. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Artificial intelligence can determine lung cancer type

17. Sep. 2018

A new computer program can analyze images of patients‘ lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Developmental stage for No. 1 eye tumor in children

17. Sep. 2018

Investigators have been able to pinpoint the exact stage of development of the human retina, when cells can grow out of control and form cancer-like masses. The finding could open the door for future interventions in retinoblastoma (RB), a tumor of the retina that affects children under five years of age. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New blood test detects early stage pancreatic cancer

17. Sep. 2018

Pancreatic cancer is currently very difficult to detect while it is still resectable. A new blood test can detect pancreatic cancer in the very earliest stages of the disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people

16. Sep. 2018

In a clinical trial to determine the effects of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living free of dementia or physical disability. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Research in yeast leads to serendipitous finding about a central nervous system disorder

14. Sep. 2018

Researchers found that an important quality control mechanism in baker’s yeast is closely connected to hypomyelinating leukodystrophy, a debilitating disease found in children. The findings could indicate a therapeutic approach for this rare disease, as well as for multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs

14. Sep. 2018

A recent achievement in the field of protein research allows for better tailored pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer drug and antidepressants provide clues for treating brain-eating amoeba infections

13. Sep. 2018

Researchers have now identified three new molecular drug targets in Naegleria fowleri and a number of drugs that are able to inhibit the amoeba’s growth in a laboratory dish. Several of these drugs are already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for other uses, such as antifungal agents, the breast cancer drug tamoxifen and antidepressant Prozac. (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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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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17. Jahrestagung der CURAC auf dem Leipziger Medizincampus

01. Sep. 2018

Vom 13.-15.09.2018 findet auf dem Medizincampus Leipzig die 17. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC) statt. Sie ist das zentrale deutschsprachige Forum für technische Entwicklungen und klinische Anwendungen im Bereich informationsgestützte Chirurgie. Erwartet werden ca. 150 AnwenderInnen und EntwicklerInnen zum fachlichen Austausch. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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12. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin

01. Sep. 2018

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin (DGP) lädt die in Palliativforschung und -versorgung Tätigen zum 12. Kongress unter dem Leitmotiv „Auf breiten Wegen: Integration, Innovation, Intuition“ nach Bremen ein. Sowohl in Plenarvorträgen mit renommierten Rednern verschiedener Disziplinen als auch in Workshops, Meet the Experts, Falldiskussionen und 35 Parallelsitzungen besteht Gelegenheit, sich mit Fragen zur Begleitung und Versorgung von Menschen in ihrer letzten Lebensphase zu befassen. (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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