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 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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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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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 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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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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Animals and fungi enhance the performance of forests.

Leipzig, Halle. A new study shows that, in addition to the diversity of tree species, the variety of animal and fungus species also has a decisive influence on the performance of forests. Forest performance comprises many facets besides timber production, such as carbon storage and climate regulation. The study is based on ten years of research in species-rich subtropical forests. A team of researchers led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg has published the results in the new issue of Nature Communications. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Potential new drugs from previously unknown tropical fungus

New substances are showing antagonistic activity towards roundworms and germs (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Researchers explore little-known, deadly fungal infections

A new study sheds light on little-known fungal infections caused by the fungus Cryptococcus. There are currently no vaccines available for any fungal infection, which can be extremely deadly to patients under treatment for diseases like HIV, AIDS and cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

DSMZ is Europe’s first Registered Collection

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ is the first biological resource center ever to be entered in the European register of collections, that meet the requirements of the Nagoya Protocol. Customers who order a bacterial strain, fungus, or other microorganism from the DSMZ can be assured they have met the due diligence requirements of the Nagoya Protocol. The Nagoya Protocol has made it considerably more difficult for science to work with biological resources. Many underestimate the additional effort of obtaining Nagoya-related permissions. The DSMZ now relieves its customers of precisely that additional effort. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Moulds produce plant growth hormone

Kiel research team describes the auxin synthesis mechanisms in the fungus Neurospora crassa for the first time

Plants, bacteria and various fungi produce a specific group of hormones known as auxins. Together with other hormones, they cause plant cells to stretch and thus, for example, the rapid growth of young shoots. The manner in which plants produce these substances has been intensively studied for decades, and is accordingly described in great detail. In contrast, how this biosynthesis takes place in fungi has hardly been studied to date. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Emerging infectious disease threatens Darwin’s frog with extinction

Iconic species likely to be wiped-out by amphibian fungus, despite lack of obvious short-term evidence. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Action Required: Invasive Fungus Is Killing European Salamanders

A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of time, as biologists of the Universities of Zurich and Ghent have shown. Because saving the infected populations is still not possible, Switzerland has preventively imposed an import ban for salamanders and newts. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

With a little help from my fungus: fungus increases resistance of tomato plants against worms

Leipzig/Jena. Plants are constantly challenged by hungry animals and infectious microbes. Tomato plants, for example, are often infested with little worms that feed on their roots. A fungus can help them to better defend themselves against these attacks, scientists report in the journal New Phytologist. In the future, farmers and gardeners might benefit from the new findings, as they may be able to use a kind of ‚fungus-vaccination‘ to prepare their tomato plants for impeding an infestation with worms. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

University of Graz researchers challenge 140-year-old paradigm of lichen symbiosis

Lichens have long been a classic example of symbiosis. Now, that dualistic relationship between an alga and a fungus is being challenged. Together with colleagues from the USA and Sweden, researchers of the University of Graz have shown that some of the world’s most common lichen species are actually composed of not one but two fungi. These findings will be the cover story in the July 29th issue of the journal Science. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Fungus a possible precursor of severe respiratory diseases in pigs

The fungus Pneumocystis carinii causes mild forms of progressive pneumonia in pigs. It has therefore not been considered to be of high diagnostic relevance. A team from Vetmeduni Vienna has now shown this pathogen to be very prevalent among Austrian pigs, indicating that its role has so far been underestimated. Pneumocystis appears to be a sort of “door opener” for secondary bacterial infections. The researchers also show lung lavages to be an effective and relatively stress-free method for detecting the fungus in time. The results were published in two studies in the journals The Veterinary Journal and Journal of Veterinary […]

Cancer news

Frog eggs help researchers understand repair of DNA damages

23. Jan. 2019
The DNA replication process, which takes place every time a cell divides, also triggers repair of DNA damage, researchers have described in a new study. Scientists have studied extracts from frog eggs, whose proteins are very similar to those of human cells. The researchers hope the new research results can be used to develop more effective treatments for cancer in the long run.

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New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

22. Jan. 2019
A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers today announced a major breakthrough in penetrating the cells inside tumors and flipping on a switch that tells them to start fighting.

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Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

22. Jan. 2019
New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors.

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Energizing the immune system to eat cancer

22. Jan. 2019
Researchers say they’ve identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.

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Killer blows? Knockout study of pair of mouse MicroRNA provides cancer insight

21. Jan. 2019
Researchers used knockout mouse models created by gene editing to reveal that the miRNA miR-146b, like miR-146a, is involved in the development of cancers, with them having similar but not identical effects. The knockout mice should help in the fight against cancers involving miRNA dysregulation.

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New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease

21. Jan. 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer.

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Scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells

21. Jan. 2019
A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells.

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Researchers race against extinction to uncover tree’s cancer-fighting properties

21. Jan. 2019
As the population of a fir tree in China dwindles, researchers are racing to replicate its cancer-fighting molecules.

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Scientists learn how common virus reactivates after transplantation

21. Jan. 2019
A new study challenges long-held theories of why a common virus — cytomegalovirus, or CMV — can reactivate and become a life-threatening infection in people with a compromised immune system, including blood cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

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Stopping cancer from recruiting immune system double agents

05. Jan. 2019

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). Researchers have now discovered a potential therapy that can disrupt this recruitment and abnormal function of myeloid cells in laboratory mice. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New mechanism to ‚activate‘ the immune system against cancer

04. Jan. 2019

A new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, and most effectively in lung cancer and melanoma. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Essential amino acid in humans, methionine, controls cell growth

04. Jan. 2019

A recent study from the Laxman lab elucidates how a small metabolite and amino acid, methionine, acts as a growth signal for cells, by setting into motion a metabolic program for cell proliferation. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Genetic testing does not cause undue worry for breast cancer patients

04. Jan. 2019

As genetic testing for breast cancer has become more complex, evaluating a panel of multiple genes, it introduces more uncertainty about the results. But a new study finds that newer, more extensive tests are not causing patients to worry more about their cancer risk. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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‚Christmas berry‘ plant compound could fight Uveal melanoma

04. Jan. 2019

A molecule derived from a type of primrose could prove to be a potent inhibitor of metastatic growth for a rare and aggressive cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Experimental treatment shows promise against triple-negative breast cancer

03. Jan. 2019

A naturally occurring protein called Tinagl1 reduced the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in a study conducted in mice. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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An errant editing enzyme promotes tumor suppressor loss and leukemia propagation

03. Jan. 2019

Researchers have found a stem cell enzyme copy edits more than 20 tumor types, providing new therapeutic target for preventing cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and radiation. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer cells steer a jagged path

03. Jan. 2019

Researchers define the role of a jagged ligand, JAG1, in cancer cells‘ ability to differentiate and metastasize, making them harder to track down and eliminate. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

Frugale Innovationen – Chancen nutzen für neue Märkte

01. Jan. 2019

Einfach, erschwinglich, kundenzentriert – auf diesen Nenner lassen sich frugale Innovationen bringen. Ursprünglich für Märkte in Schwellen- und Entwicklungsländern konzipiert, treffen frugale Lösungen auch in Europa auf einen wachsenden Bedarf.

Es werden vermehrt robuste und nachhaltige Produkte von guter Qualität gewünscht, die technologisch einfacher und benutzerfreundlicher sind. Aber: Wie passen meine Produkte/Leistungen in dieses Konzept? Welche Kunden und Märkte kann ich damit erreichen? (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Fachtag „Praxis erforschen“

01. Jan. 2019

Am 18. Januar 2019 findet an der Evangelischen Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit & Diakonie in Hamburg der Fachtag „Praxis erforschen“ statt. Es werden Forschungsergebnisse aus den Handlungsfeldern Jugendhilfe, Drogenhilfe, Sozialpsychiatrie, Hilfen für Menschen mit Behinderungen und Diakoniemanagement präsentiert. Alle Interessierten sind hierzu herzlich eingeladen. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Berufsbegleitendes Fernstudium: Industriepharmazie (B.Sc.)

01. Jan. 2019

Jetzt informieren: Hochschule Kaiserslautern stellt Fernstudiengang vor (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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ANIM 2019

01. Jan. 2019

36. Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für NeuroIntensiv- und Notfallmedizin (DGNI) und der Deutschen Schlaganfall-Gesellschaft (DSG) (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Advances in Chemical Biology

01. Jan. 2019

The upcoming Advances in Chemical Biology conference will feature latest research from all hot topics in chemical biology, especially target Discovery, synthetic biomolecules and new genetic codes (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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2nd International GlycoBioTec Symposium – 28 to 30 January 2019

01. Jan. 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg is pleased to welcome you to Berlin for the International GlycoBioTec symposium at the Harnack House. GlycoBioTec 2019 brings together opinion leaders, pioneers, experts, professionals and newbies to discuss current trends in modern biomedical/biopharmaceutical glycobiotechnology in a focused manner. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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2nd DZHK Conference on Translational Medicine | "Paving the way to new therapies"

01. Jan. 2019

We are delighted to be holding the 2nd DZHK Conference on Translational Medicine in January of 2019 in Berlin. Please join us and a number of internationally renowned experts in a vivid exchange on translation across the disciplines. Registration starts on 17 September 2018 and ends on 30 November 2018. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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