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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Soziale Netzwerke im Kreißsaal stören den Aufbau der Mutter-Kind-Bindung

Die sozialen Netzwerke sind aus unserem Leben kaum noch wegzudenken, und viele Mütter gehen auch sofort nach der Niederkunft online. Aus den Stunden nach der Geburt sollten die sozialen Medien aber verbannt werden. Anstatt Fotos auf Instagram zu posten oder Glückwünsche auf Facebook entgegenzunehmen, sollten Mütter die Zeit nutzen, eine direkte Bindung zu ihrem Baby aufzubauen. Das Onlinesein in den sozialen Netzwerke wirkt sich insbesondere in den ersten Stunden nach der Geburt störend auf die Entwicklung der Mutter-Kind-Beziehung aus. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Massengrab aus Halberstadt belegt neue Facette jungsteinzeitlicher Gewalt

Eine Online-Journal „Nature Communications“ vorgestellte Studie erweitert unsere Kenntnis über kollektive Gewaltanwendung in der Jungsteinzeit und zeigt eine komplexe Verflechtung möglicher Opfer- und Täterrollen in der Zeit der ersten Bauernkulturen in Mitteleuropa auf. Tödliche Schädelverletzungen, Isotopenanalysen und weitere Ergebnisse belegen, dass im nördlichen Harzvorland vor ca. 7.000 Jahren eine Gruppe von jüngeren und ortsfremden Erwachsenen gezielt zu Tode gebracht wurde. Vergleiche mit anderen, zeitgleichen Fundstellen aus anderen Regionen legen nahe, dass es sich hier wahrscheinlich um eine kontrollierte Hinrichtung gehandelt hat. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Towards universal influenza vaccines – is Neuraminidase underrated?

Influenza vaccines contain the viral surface proteins hemagglutinin and neuraminidase. While up to now, the constantly changing hemagglutinin has been considered the main protective antigen, and thus influenza vaccines are adjusted for hemagglutinin content, the more strongly conserved neuraminidase has now aroused the interest of scientists. Researchers at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have shown that the potential of the neuraminidase to confer a broader protection against influenza strains of the same subtype is higher than previously thought. Journal of Virology reports on the results in its online version of 20 June 2018. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Facebook und Twitter bei Pflanzen

Forscher entdeckten mit den Methoden der Social-Media Analyse bisher unbekannte Angriffsziele von Krankheitserregern in Pflanzen – mögliche Anwendung auch bei der Entwicklung gezielter Therapien beim Menschen (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Single surface protein boosts multiple oncogenic pathways in acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers have discovered that a signaling protein elevated in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) plays a much wider role in the disease than previously thought. The study raises hopes that current efforts to target this signaling protein could be a successful strategy to treat AML and other blood cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Blood cancer precursor found in 9/11 firefighters

A new study reports that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for developing myeloma precursor disease (MGUS), which can lead to the blood cancer multiple myeloma. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Soil metals linked with cancer mortality

Epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth’s surface on the geographical distribution of tumors should be analyzed. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

ILA 2018: Fly with individually air-conditioned seats

In cooperation with its partner Gentherm, Fraunhofer has developed an air-conditioned business class seat (Aviation Double Seat). The seat features a combination of seat ventilation by means of fans and thermal regulation by seat heating. This leads to an optimal temperature control of the seat surface as well as a continuous moisture removal. The result is a permanently comfortable, dry climate on the seat surface. The Aviation Double Seat will be on display at the ILA Berlin 2018 at the joint Fraunhofer booth 229 in Hall 2 from April 25th to 29th and will soon be launched on the market. […]

Sensitive grip

Bionics for gripping: Nature provided key inspiration in the development the new shape-adaptive forceps. The tips gently adapt to the surface, distribute pressure evenly and ensure that surfaces are not damaged. An ideal tool for biologic research and surgery. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Third-hand smoke found to increase lung cancer risk in mice

Researchers have identified third-hand smoke, the toxic residues that linger on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. Now a new study has found that it also increases lung cancer risk in mice. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Cancer news

The cause of prostate cancer progression to incurable stage has likely been uncovered

20. Jul. 2018

Researchers have discovered novel genes and mechanisms that can explain how a genomic variant in a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11672691 influences prostate cancer aggressiveness. Their findings also suggest ways to improve risk stratification and clinical treatment for advanced prostate cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood, a major new study has found

20. Jul. 2018

A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher. Researchers also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Genome damage from CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing higher than thought

19. Jul. 2018

Scientists have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought. This has safety implications for future gene therapies using CRISPR/Cas9 as the unexpected damage could lead to dangerous changes in some cells. The study revealed that standard DNA tests miss finding this genetic damage, and that caution and specific testing will be required for any potential gene therapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy

19. Jul. 2018

Researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Why does making new egg cells require so much cell death?

19. Jul. 2018

A highly detailed study of how the roundworm C. elegans forms oocytes suggests that the egg-making process leads to the formation and subsequent destruction of cells with an extra nucleus, but that some cellular materials are recycled into new eggs. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

19. Jul. 2018

Scientists have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on to immune cells, which in turn attack tumors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

19. Jul. 2018

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Sunscreen reduces melanoma risk by 40 per cent in young people

19. Jul. 2018

A world-first study has found that Australians aged 18-40 years who were regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent, compared to those who rarely used sunscreen. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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CT scans may increase risk of brain cancer, study suggests

19. Jul. 2018

A new study suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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RNA molecules that regulate action of male hormone in prostate cancer identified

18. Jul. 2018

A study detected in tumoral tissue hundreds of RNAs that do not encode proteins but appear to regulate effects of androgens and androgen receptors on gene expression in tumors. By investigating the connection between the presence of these molecules and tumor aggressiveness, the research paves the way for new scientific approaches focusing on the transcription process of noncoding RNA. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Melanoma biomarkers predicting checkpoint blocker response

18. Jul. 2018

Scientists have identified biomarkers in melanoma that could help tailor immunotherapy treatments to maximize the benefits for patients while reducing the likelihood of severe side effects. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists uncover DNA ‚shield‘ w/crucial roles in normal cell division

18. Jul. 2018

New fundamental complex in cells drives ‚messy‘ form of DNA repair. In immune cells, this is crucial to make antibodies. In cancer, mutations in complex could lead to resistance to BRCA-targeting PARP inhibitor drugs or platinum chemotherapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists discover a mechanism of drug resistance in breast and ovarian cancer

18. Jul. 2018

A new study helps explain why certain cancers don’t respond to treatment, and offers hope for overcoming this deadly resistance. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New target protein for colon cancer identified

18. Jul. 2018

Researchers have identified a new potential target protein (c-Cbl) they believe can help further the understanding of colon cancer and ultimately survival of patients with the disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Early supper associated with lower risk of breast and prostate cancer

18. Jul. 2018

People who have their evening meal before 9 p.m. or wait at least two hours before going to sleep have lower risk of breast and prostate cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Protein found to be key component in irregularly excited brain cells

17. Jul. 2018

In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. The protein, p53, is well-known in cancer biology as a tumor suppressor. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Allergic responses may protect against skin cancer

17. Jul. 2018

The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

Sommerkolleg: Chemie, Physik und Materialwissenschaften

01. Jul. 2018

Das Sommerkolleg bietet Interessierten ab 16 Jahren die Möglichkeit einen vertieften Einblick in das Studium der Chemie und Physik sowie der Materialwissenschaften mit Vorlesungen und Praktika zu gewinnen. Es werden Praktika in der Anorganischen Chemie, der Organischen Chemie, in der Physik, Werkstofftechnik und Umformtechnik angeboten, sowie ein Einführungskurs in die Themenfelder Glas-Bindemittel und Kunststoffverarbeitung. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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RVZ Kolloquium: Prof. Michael Rape

01. Jul. 2018

Prof. Michael Rape from UC Berkeley (US) will talk about his research „The other code: roles of ubiquitin in neuronal development and neurodegeneration“ at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Quantum Technology – Impact on Computing and Communication

01. Jul. 2018

Quantum technology forms the technological basis for the development of quantum computers, quantum sensors, quantum cryptography, and quantum communication systems. These technologies have the potential to disrupt a variety of existing industries. For example, quantum computers promise new possibilities for solving computing-intensive or previously not efficiently solvable problems. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Personenzentrierung

01. Jul. 2018

Personenzentrierung: Bausteine für einen heilsamen Umgang bei Menschen mit Demenz zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. Auch im akademischen Jahr 2017/18 bietet die Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (PTHV) wieder für die interessierte Öffentlichkeit eine Ringvorlesung an – dieses Mal zum Thema „Heil und Heilung“. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Neue Entwicklungen des Rechts auf Gesundheit in Brasilien

01. Jul. 2018

Die brasilianische Bundesverfassung von 1988 enthält einen großzügigen Katalog sozialer Grundrechte, innerhalb dessen dem Recht auf Gesundheit eine besondere Bedeutung zukommt. Prof. Dr. Ingo Sarlet zeigt die jüngsten Entwicklungen hinsichtlich der Realisierung dieses Rechts auf. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Heilung, Hoffnung, Loslassen. Sorge-Ethik am Lebensende.

01. Jul. 2018

Auch im akademischen Jahr 2017/18 bietet die Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (PTHV) wieder für die interessierte Öffentlichkeit eine Ringvorlesung an – dieses Mal zum Thema „Heil und Heilung“. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Fachtagung Digitales Management von Patientendaten

01. Jul. 2018

Chancen und Kooperationsmöglichkeiten im Bereich E-Health

Die Tagung richtet sich an Vertreter von Herstellern und Dienstleistern aus dem Umfeld digitaler Lösungen für die Gesundheitsversorgung sowie an Leistungserbringer, Systemadministratoren, Kostenträger, behördliche und politische Entscheidungsträger und allen weiteren Akteuren, die in aktuelle E-Health Entwicklungen involviert sind. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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