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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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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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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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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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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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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“Plant cinema” shows the flow of energy

Nothing works without fuel: plants also depend on fuel for growth and development. In living organisms, fuel comes as the universal energy currency adenosine triphosphate (ATP). An international team of researchers led by the University of Bonn shows how ATP behaves in the different parts of living seedlings and the impact of stress on their fuel status. The results could inform breeding of more resistant crop varieties. This “plant cinema in real time” is now presented by the journal eLIFE. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Developmental Leaps on the Way to Becoming a Plant

German-Israeli research team under the leadership of Kiel University discovers evolutionary origin of redox regulation in plants

During the development of higher life forms over the course of millions of years, there have always been significant and comparatively sudden leaps in development. As a consequence, living organisms developed new skills and conquered additional habitats. In this process they adopted these abilities partly from their predecessor organisms: For example the plastids of the plants, the place where photosynthesis takes place, were originally autonomous unicellular living organisms. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

When Air is in Short Supply – Shedding light on plant stress reactions when oxygen runs short

Like all living organisms, plants need oxygen to survive. The threat of being cut off from the air supply (hypoxia) looms large for plants in times of flood. Plants react to the threat by activating a specific survival program. For quite some time, scientists are familiar with the molecular mechanism of this stress program for animals and bacteria. However, the elucidation of plant reactions to hypoxia confounded scientists. At the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Halle and at the University of Oxford, experimental research provided the answers that closed the gaps in the existing hypotheses. In a paper […]

Phenotype at the push of a button

Scientists at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Halle have developed a method that makes it possible to accumulate or break down chosen proteins in living organisms as needed. In order to accomplish this, researchers around Dr. Nico Dissmeyer together with scientists from Cologne and Zurich have developed a molecular switch that can be activated by temperature changes. This switch enables plants to produce the desired protein in large quantities at low ambient temperatures. On the other hand, the protein is completely broken down within a few hours after a moderate temperature increase. Now the method has been […]

New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer

Researchers have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer

Researchers have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

A new role for vitamin B6 in plants

Vitamin B6, which exists in different natural forms called vitamers, is essential for all living organisms, as it participates in numerous aspects of cells’ everyday life. Researchers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and collaborators have discovered an unexpected role for this micronutrient, in relation to nitrogen metabolism. Described in the journal The Plant Cell, the results indicate that one of the vitamers informs the plant of its content in ammonium, a basic nitrogen compound needed e.g. for the biosynthesis of proteins. In the future, vitamin B6 could be used to ascertain the nitrogen status of plants and eventually prevent […]

Learning from Nature: Genomic database standard alleviates search for novel antibiotics

Penicillin, an antibiotic discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, is well known. While Fleming noticed the effect of this compound by pure chance, nowadays the quest for novel agents relies on systematic research. Meanwhile scientists identified many more secondary metabolites like Erythromycin, an antibacterial drug. The enormous relevance of these natural products in medicine, agriculture and biotechnology is without any doubt.Many living organisms like plants, fungi and bacteria produce these small exotic molecules in several steps of synthesis, and researchers use computer-based methods for novel compounds and consider their potential use. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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New details of the transmission of stimuli in living organisms unveiled

Researchers unveil new details of how cells in a living organism process stimuli. So-called G-proteins, which help conduct external stimuli that reach a cell into its interior, play a central role here. For the first time, the study shows which parts of the G-proteins are vital for their function. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, ETH Zurich, the pharmaceutical company Roche and the British MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology report their results in the journals Nature and Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Treating ships’ ballast water: filtration preferable to disinfection

Neuherberg, July 30, 2015. Untreated ballast water discharge from ships can spread living organisms and even pathogens across the world thereby introducing non-native or invasive species into the local environment. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München therefore recommend using physical treatment processes such as filtration rather than electrochemical disinfection, which creates countless potentially toxic compounds. These are the findings of a recent study published in the journal ‘Environmental Science and Technology’. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Cancer news

Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend

18. Aug. 2017

A study of kidney cancer incidence in California over 25 years is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer seen in the US over the past two decades may have ended. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability

18. Aug. 2017

Genomic instability is the main risk factor for tumor development in humans. Therefore understanding its origin and and exploring therapeutic targets is paramount. Histone 1 silences a region of the genome that causes irreparable DNA damage when translated and is lethal for the organism. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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A better way to measure mortality trends?

17. Aug. 2017

A new study suggests long-term mortality trends may be better understood by focusing on life-years lost — remaining life expectancy for a decedent — instead of solely looking at cause of death. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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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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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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8th International Triticeae Symposium 2017

02. Jun. 2017

This symposium includes four main themes:

Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Phytogeography Biodiversity and Conservation Genetics and Genomics Breeding and Utilization (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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8. Bayerischer Fachkongress Glücksspiel

02. Jun. 2017

Am 28. Juni 2017 findet der 8. Bayerische Fachkongress Glücksspiel im Novotel München City statt. Der Kongress läuft dieses Jahr unter dem Motto Migration – Trauma – Glücksspiel (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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