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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

16. Okt. 2018

For the first time ever, researchers have identified a protein as a marker that can indicate whether a cancer patient will develop a recurrence of lethal, metastatic cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Finding better drug ‚fits,‘ avoiding medication tragedies like thalidomide

15. Okt. 2018

Researchers, including chemistry professor and Nobel Prize winner Ei-ichi Negishi, have developed technology to create a new chemical process to synthesize drug-like molecules with ultra-high purity. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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3D mammography detected 34 percent more breast cancers in screening

15. Okt. 2018

After screening 15,000 women over a period of five years, a major clinical study in Sweden has shown that 3D mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, detects over 30% more cancers compared to traditional mammography — with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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More clues revealed in link between normal breast changes and invasive breast cancer

15. Okt. 2018

A research team details how a natural and dramatic process — changes in mammary glands to accommodate breastfeeding — uses a molecular process believed to contribute to survival of pre-malignant breast cells. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cells‘ route in response to disease is not always straight

15. Okt. 2018

The steps cells take in response to challenges are more complex than previously thought, finds new research. The study investigates a system relevant to cancer, viral infection, and diabetes. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Cancer stem cells use normal genes in abnormal ways

12. Okt. 2018

An new study shows that CDK1 directly interacts with Sox2 to keep cancer cells ‚stemmy.‘ (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New model mimics human tumors for accurate testing of cancer drugs

11. Okt. 2018

Researchers have genetically engineered a new laboratory model that enables accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs by mimicking the complexity of human cancers. Using this advanced model, researchers will be able to discover the safest and most effective ways to use promising drugs called MCL-1 inhibitors in the clinic. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Redrawing the structure of an immune system protein

10. Okt. 2018

Researchers have revealed the structure of an essential immune protein, creating future possibilities to develop more effective medicines for a range of illnesses from cancer to neurological diseases. Researchers made this discovery with computerized image analysis and modern electron microscope imaging. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Path to deadly sepsis varies by bacterial infection

10. Okt. 2018

Sepsis remains a common and deadly condition that occurs when the body reacts to an infection in the bloodstream. However, scientists know little about the early stages of the condition. Now, researchers have discovered that host responses during sepsis progression can vary in important ways based on pathogen type — which could lead to more effective treatments. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk

10. Okt. 2018

High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Supercharged natural killer cells may hold promise for cancer

09. Okt. 2018

New research suggests that a type of ‚supercharged‘ immune cell could be mass-produced to help fight cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Statins show little promise for conditions other than heart disease

09. Okt. 2018

Medicines commonly prescribed to reduce people’s risk of heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases, research suggests. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma

09. Okt. 2018

Individuals with an inherited form of skin cancer often have a poor prognosis. The type of immunotherapy that was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is, however, particularly effective in this patient group, new research shows. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Mechanism of resistance to novel targeted therapy for ovarian cancer identified

09. Okt. 2018

Scientists have unraveled a mechanism of resistance to EZH2 inhibitors in ovarian cancers with mutations in the ARID1A gene. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Neoadjuvant combination checkpoint blockade trial yields high response rates for patients with high-risk stage three melanoma

08. Okt. 2018

Combination checkpoint blockade before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) produced a high response rate among patients with high-risk stage three melanoma, with nearly half having no sign of disease at surgery, but a high incidence of side effects caused the trial to be closed early. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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There’s a better way to decipher DNA’s epigenetic code to identify disease

08. Okt. 2018

A new method for sequencing the chemical groups attached to the surface of DNA is paving the way for better detection of cancer and other diseases in the blood. These chemical groups mark one of the four DNA ‚letters‘ in the genome, and it is differences in these marks along DNA that control which genes are expressed or silenced. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Novel technology enables detection of early-stage lung cancer when surgical cure still is possible

08. Okt. 2018

To improve outcomes for patients with non-small-cell lung carcinoma researchers are developing a blood test to detect lung cancer earlier in the disease. A report describes a new technology, electric field-induced release and measurement (EFIRM) that is both highly sensitive and specific in detecting two epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations associated with lung cancer in the blood of NSCLC patients with early-stage disease. This platform is relatively inexpensive and capable of high-throughput testing. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

13. ITG Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation

09. Okt. 2018

Die Tagung der Informationstechnischen Gesellschaft (ITG), einer Fachgesellschaft des Verbands der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik (VDE), ist eins der größten Treffen von Wissenschaftlern und Praktikern auf dem Gebiet der Sprachverarbeitung im deutschsprachigen Raum. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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62. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe e.V.

01. Okt. 2018

Bereits zum zweiundsechzigsten Mal findet 2018 der Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe e.V. statt. Vom 31. Oktober bis 3. November diskutieren über 5.000 Expertinnen und Experten im Berliner CityCube den aktuellen Stand der Wissenschaft und Forschung sowie die Zukunft des Fachgebiets der Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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5th International Conference on Cellular Materials (CellMAT), 24 – 26 October

01. Okt. 2018

The 5th CellMAT conference will cover all aspects of manufacturing, functionalizing, modification, joining, property analysis and modelling of cellular materials. In addition to this, featured side events will focus on specific topics. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Einführung in die additive Fertigung

01. Okt. 2018

Das Thema additive Fertigung, d.h. der direkte schichtweise Aufbau von Produkten, ist aktuell sehr stark in das Interesse der polymer- und metallverarbeitenden Industrie sowie des produzierenden Gewerbes gerückt. Allein basierend auf 3D-Konstruktionsdaten können auf verschiedene Weisen Bauteile mit integrierten Funktionalitäten ohne Verwendung eines Werkzeuges realisiert werden, die konventionell so nicht herstellbar sind. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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CISCEM 2018 – 4th International Conference on In Situ and Correlative Electron Microscopy

01. Okt. 2018

CISCEM aims at bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from the fields of biology, materials science, chemistry, and physics, to discuss future directions of in-situ electron microscopy research. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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BfR-Akademie Fortbildung: Transfer von Stoffen entlang der Nahrungskette – Teil 2

01. Okt. 2018

https://www.bfr-akademie.de/deutsch/veranstaltungen/transfer2.html (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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7T and beyond: 12th Erwin L. Hahn Lecture

01. Okt. 2018

Höher, schneller, weiter – die immer größer werdenden Feldstärken der MRTs erlauben einmalige und faszinierend detaillierte Aufnahmen aus dem Innern des menschlichen Körpers. Aber bringt die Ultra-Hochfeld-MRT auch Nachteile mit sich? Welchen Schwierigkeiten sehen sich die Forscher und Mediziner bei solch hohen Magnetfeldstärken ausgesetzt? Mit diesen und anderen Fragen beschäftigt sich die diesjährige Erwin L. Hahn Workshop & Lecture unter dem Thema „7T and Beyond“. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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