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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The power of radiomics to improve precision medicine

Precision medicine has become the leading innovation of cancer treatment. Patients are routinely treated with drugs that are designed to target specific tumors and molecules. Despite the progress that has been made in targeted cancer therapies, the path has been slow and scientists have a long road ahead. In a collaborative project, investigated the emerging field of radiomics has the potential to improve precision medicine by non-invasively assessing the molecular and clinical characteristics of lung tumors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Maviret® erhält Zulassung zur pangenotypischen 8-Wochen-Therapie der chronischen Hepatitis C

Mit Maviret (Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir; G/P) steht ab sofort für den Großteil aller Hepatitis-C-Patienten, unabhängig vom Genotyp, eine einmal tägliche 8-Wochen-Therapie zur Verfügung. (1,2)

Das beschleunigte Zulassungsverfahren unterstreicht die Innovationskraft dieser Wirkstoffkombination.

In den Zulassungsstudien erreichten bis zu 100 % der untersuchten therapienaiven* Patienten ohne Zirrhose der Genotypen 1–6 nach 8-wöchiger Behandlung mit Maviret eine SVR12 (sustained virologic response 12 Wochen nach Therapieende). (2,3) (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Förderung BIOPRO GmbH mit 1,64 Millionen Euro

Das Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau und das Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst fördern die Landesgesellschaft zur Entwicklung der Gesundheitsindustrie und der Bioökonomie, BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, im Rahmen der institutionellen Förderung im Jahr 2017 mit 1,64 Millionen Euro. Die BIOPRO unterstützt als landesweit tätige Innovationsgesellschaft die Gesundheitsindustrie mit den Branchen Medizintechnik, Biotechnologie und Pharmazeutische Industrie sowie den Aufbau einer Bioökonomie für Baden-Württemberg. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Grüne Chemie für sauberes Wasser

Leuphana erneut als Ideenschmiede ausgezeichnet

Lüneburg. Die Leuphana Universität Lüneburg wird ihrem Ruf als Ideenschmiede auch in diesem Jahr gerecht. Im bundesweiten Innovationswettbewerb „Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen 2017“ ist sie erneut unter mehr als 1.000 Bewerbern als einer von 100 Preisträgern ausgewählt worden. Zum diesjährigen Wettbewerbsthema „Offen denken – damit sich Neues entfalten kann“ lieferte das von Professor Dr. Klaus Kümmerer geleitete Projekt „Nachhaltiges Medikamentendesign“ Ideen zur Erzeugung biologisch abbaubarerer Arneimittel. Die Leuphana konnte damit bereits die neunte Auszeichnung in Folge verbuchen. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen INTAKT – Interaktive Mikroimplantate als Ausgezeichneter Ort

Das vom Fraunhofer IBMT koordinierte BMBF-Innovationscluster INTAKT zählt zu den 100 innovativen Preisträgern des Wettbewerbs »Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen 2017« und wurde im Rahmen einer feierlichen Preisverleihung am 26. Juni 2017 in Berlin ausgezeichnet. Es erhielt eine vom Bundespräsidenten unterzeichnete Urkunde sowie eine Ehrentafel. Eine hochkarätig besetzte Jury wählte INTAKT unter rund 1.000 eingereichten Bewerbungen aus. Die Initiative »Deutschland – Land der Ideen« und die Deutsche Bank richten den Innovationswettbewerb seit zwölf Jahren gemeinsam aus. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Krankenhaus Rating Report 2017: Strukturfonds bringt Dynamik in deutsche Krankenhauslandschaft

Die wirtschaftliche Lage deutscher Krankenhäuser war im Jahr 2015 ein wenig schlechter als im Vorjahr. Der Krankenhausstrukturfonds hat bereits eine gewisse Dynamik zur Strukturoptimierung entfacht und wird gut angenommen. Innovationen im Bereich der Digitalisierung und Robotik könnten helfen, den demografischen Wandel zu bewältigen und mit weniger werdendem Fachpersonal steigende Patientenzahlen zu versorgen. Zu diesen und weiteren Ergebnissen kommt die dreizehnte Ausgabe des „Krankenhaus Rating Report“, der heute in Berlin der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt wurde. Er wurde gemeinsam vom RWI und der Institute for Healthcare Business GmbH (hcb) in Kooperation mit Deloitte erstellt. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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2. Praxis-Workshop "Notfallmedizin für Ingenieure"

In der Notfallmedizin müssen Ärzte oftmals unter schwierigsten Umgebungsbedingungen und in kurzer Zeit valide Diagnosen stellen. Dafür ist eine verlässliche und gut zu bedienende Medizintechnik unerlässlich. Aber auch in diesem interdisziplinären Teilgebiet der Medizin werden sich technische Innovationen nur durchsetzen, wenn diese perfekt auf die Bedürfnisse der Betreiber und Anwender abgestimmt sind. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Pflege von Angehörigen und Patienten erleichtern

BMBF fördert neuen Cluster „Zukunft der Pflege“ und bundesweit erstes Pflegeinnovationszentrum / Wanka: „Wollen Mobilität zu Hause erhalten.“ (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

CRTD receives 1.56 Mill. Euro BMBF-funding for retinal disease research

The research groups lead by Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka, Prof. Dr. Marius Ader and Dr. Mike Karl at the DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) – Cluster of Excellence at TU Dresden, have received funding in the BMBF program “Validation of the technological and societal innovation potential of scientific research – VIP+” with their CLEANSIGHT research team. The research project will focus on validating a retinal cell–based screening platform for fast and efficient identification of small molecules for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

CRTD erhält 1.56 Millionen Euro BMBF-Förderung für Forschung zu degenerativen Netzhauterkrankungen

Die Forschergruppen Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka , Prof. Dr. Marius Ader und Dr. Mike Karl am DFG-Forschungszentrum für Regenerative Therapien Dresden (CRTD) – Exzellenzcluster der TU Dresden, erhalten eine Forschungsförderung im Rahmen der BMBF-Fördermaßnahme „Validierung des technologischen und gesellschaftlichen Innovationspotenzials wissenschaftlicher Forschung – VIP+“ für ihr CLEANSIGHT Forschungsprojekt, in dem Verfahren zur schnellen und effizienten Identifizierung von Wirkstoffen gegen Netzhauterkrankungen entwickelt werden. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Cancer news

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer

17. Aug. 2017

By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. The potent combination also attacked satellite tumors and distant cancerous cells, completely curing two mice and effectively vaccinating one against the disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

17. Aug. 2017

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New Pathology Atlas maps genes in cancer to accelerate progress in personalized medicine

17. Aug. 2017

A new Pathology Atlas is launched today with an analysis of all human genes in all major cancers showing the consequence of their corresponding protein levels for overall patient survival. The difference in expression patterns of individual cancers observed in the study strongly reinforces the need for personalized cancer treatment based on precision medicine. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Scientists develop novel immunotherapy technology for prostate cancer

17. Aug. 2017

A novel immunotherapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer based on the use of synthetic DNA to directly encode protective antibodies against a cancer-specific protein has been described in a new article. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?

17. Aug. 2017

A new mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status

17. Aug. 2017

While there is a proven link between obesity and certain types of cancer, less is known about how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy density (DED), contributes to cancer risk. To find out, researchers looked at DED in the diets of post-menopausal women and discovered that consuming high DED foods was tied to a 10 percent increase in obesity-related cancer among normal weight women. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New strategy to treat aggressive lung cancer

16. Aug. 2017

Research on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of lung cancer has now been shared in a new article. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Problems with DNA replication can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for several generations

16. Aug. 2017

Scientists reveal that a fault in the process that copies DNA during cell division can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for up-to five generations. They also identified the cause of these epigenetic changes, which is related to the loss of a molecular mechanism in charge of silencing genes. Their results will change the way we think about the impact of replication stress in cancer and during embryonic development, as well as its inter-generational inheritance. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Popular immunotherapy target turns out to have a surprising buddy

16. Aug. 2017

The majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now suddenly also a potential therapeutic target. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover

16. Aug. 2017

New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment — it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells. This could provide new targets for developing cancer therapies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

16. Aug. 2017

Researchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging — MRI — multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient’s veins to vivify images. The new method uses two at once, which could allow doctors to map multiple characteristics of a patient’s internal organs in a single MRI. The strategy could serve as a research tool and even aid disease diagnosis. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Estrogen receptor stem cells found in mammary glands

16. Aug. 2017

One of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. Researchers have now identified a novel lineage – restricted stem cell in the mammary gland. In the future, this model will be used to assess whether the clinical heterogeneity observed in breast cancers arises from their different cancer cell of origin. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Combination of traditional chemotherapy, new drug kills rare cancer cells in mice

16. Aug. 2017

An experimental drug combined with the traditional chemotherapy drug cisplatin, when used in mice, destroyed a rare form of salivary gland tumor and prevented a recurrence within 300 days, a study found. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

15. Aug. 2017

A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Birth defects, cancer linked

15. Aug. 2017

Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Epigenetic drugs show promise as antivirals

15. Aug. 2017

Some epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that histone methyltransferases EZH2/1 inhibitors, which are being used in cancer clinical trials, have activity against a variety of viruses, including herpes simplex virus (HSV). (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Protein that inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases discovered

15. Aug. 2017

The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed to defend and cause autoimmune diseases such as type one diabetes mellitus or multiple sclerosis. Scientists have now demonstrated that the membrane protein Caveolin-1 plays a key role in immune responses that trigger this type of disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

25. Wiss. Symposium für Psychotherapie: Veränderbarkeit – Ändern/Verändern/Anders am 13./14.10.2017

12. Aug. 2017

1992 wurde das Wissenschaftliche Symposium für Psychotherapie eingeführt. 25 Jahre später lädt die LWL-Universitätsklinik Bochum für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie zu einem Jubiläumssymposium ein. Was hat sich verändert und welche Entwicklungen sind zu erwarten? Psychotherapie will ändern und stellt sich der Frage nach der Veränderbarkeit eines Menschen. Die Vorträge reichen von (epi)genetischen über soziologische, kulturelle bis hin zu psychotherapeutischen Themen. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Bavarian Summer School 2017 – The Future of Health Care

24. Jul. 2017

From 24/07/ until 04/08/17 the first summer school organized by Study & Work International, an initiative of the Bavarian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), takes place at the Lutheran UAS Nuremberg and the technical UAS OTH Amberg-Weiden.The Future of Health Care: New Concepts – New Technologies is the topic of this two-week interdisciplinary summer school for Bachelor’s students from the fields of health care as well as various engineering disciplines (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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15th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ORGANIZED FILMS

08. Jul. 2017

The 15th European Conference on Organized Films (ECOF 15) adds to a successful series of conferences addressing latest findings and advances in the field of thin and ultrathin organic films as well as nanoscience and -technologies. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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14th Dortmund MST Conference – Individualized Healthcare Solutions

05. Jul. 2017

Embracing „Individualized Healthcare Solutions“, the 14th Dortmund MST Conference on July 5, 2017 will present microsystems, production processes and digital technologies for use in medical technology and healthcare. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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14. Dortmunder MST-Konferenz – Individualisierte Gesundheitslösungen

05. Jul. 2017

Unter dem Motto „Individualisierte Gesundheitslösungen“ präsentiert die 14. Dortmunder MST-Konferenz am 5. Juli 2017 Mikrosysteme, mikrotechnische Fertigungsverfahren und digitale Technologien für den Einsatz in der Medizintechnik und Gesundheitsversorgung. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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7. HIPS Symposium on pharmaceutical sciences devoted to infection research

02. Jun. 2017

The HIPS symposium brings together renowed scientists and young investigators from three pharmaceutical communities: natural products, medicinal chemistry and drug delivery. It provides a forum for scientists to exchange ideas while crossing boundaries of classical disciplines. At the same time it gives young investigators the opportunity to obtain valuable feedback on their projects by international experts in the respective fields. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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3. Zukunftskongress "Technik zum Menschen bringen"

02. Jun. 2017

Der 3. Zukunftskongress „Technik zum Menschen bringen“ des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung findet vom 26. bis 27. Juni in Bonn (World Conference Center Bonn) statt. Diskutieren Sie mit uns gemeinsam neue Trends und informieren Sie sich über laufende und künftige Fördermaßnahmen des BMBF. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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