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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wie Gehirne dem Schlaf verfallen

Am Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pathologie (IMP) in Wien erforschen Neurobiologen Schlafverhalten anhand von Fadenwürmern. Mit eigens entwickelten Verfahren können sie alle Nervenzellen des Gehirns beim Einschlafen und Aufwachen beobachten. Das Fachjournal Science berichtet aktuell über die Ergebnisse. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

How brains surrender to sleep

Scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna study fundamental aspects of sleep in roundworms. Using advanced technologies, they monitor the activity of all nerve cells in the brain while they are falling asleep and waking up. The journal Science publishes their ground-breaking results this week. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Von polygamen Weibchen und alleinerziehenden Männchen

Von polygamen Weibchen und alleinerziehenden Männchen Verhaltensforschende der Universität Bielefeld untersuchen Regenpfeifer Regenpfeifer-Männchen setzen sich in der Wildnis erfolgreicher durch als die Weibchen: Verhaltensforschende der Universität Bielefeld haben untersucht, wie sich über die Lebens-spanne des Regenpfeifers das Geschlechterverhältnis entwickelt. Welche Folgen der Männerüberschuss für die Aufzucht der Küken hat, stellen sie im Forschungsjournal „Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences“ vor. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Im Mikrokosmos wird es bunt: 124 Farben dank RGB-Technologie

Rot, Grün, Blau – standardmäßig können in der Fluoreszensmikroskopie maximal drei verschiedene Farben zeitgleich detektiert werden. Dank der neuen RGB-Nanotechnologie, können jetzt unter dem Mikroskop 124 virtuelle Farben generiert werden. Auf einem speziellen DNA-Gitter werden die drei Grundfarben in verschiedenen Mischungsverhältnissen angeordnet. So entstehen individuelle Farbpunkte unter dem Mikroskop. Diese neue Methode wurde von Forschern des Max-Planck-Institutes für Biochemie, der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Deutschland und Harvards Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in den USA entwickelt. Ihre Arbeit wurde im Journal Science Advances publiziert. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution, diseases

When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated. Now, one team reports that portable pressure-based detectors coupled with smartphone software could provide a simpler, more affordable alternative while still maintaining sensitivity. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

VBIO: Biowissenschaftler legen Position zu wissenschaftlichen Tierversuchen vor

(Berlin, 21. Juni 2017) Der Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin in Deutschland (VBIO e. V.) hat gemeinsam mit seinen Mitgliedsgesellschaften eine Grundsatzposition zu wissenschaftlichen Tierversuchen erarbeitet. Diese legt dar, warum und in welchen Bereichen wissenschaftliche Tierversuche auch weiterhin benötigt werden und mahnt die Angleichung der tierschutzrechtlichen Standards auf internationaler Ebene an. Erforderlich ist – so der VBIO – auch eine wissensbasierte und transparente Debatte zu Tierversuchen, in der größere Zusammenhänge verantwortungsvoll abgewogen und die Konsequenzen eines Verzichtes auf Tierversuche explizit benannt werden. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria

Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date there have been only a few reported cases in Austria. Recently, however, four horses were afflicted in the same area of Upper Austria within just two years. Tests conducted on local shrews, the only known reservoir host for the virus, confirmed the suspicion of a local viral reservoir of virusus, which were genetically distinct from strains found in neighbouring regions such as Bavaria. The study documents this rare outbreak of Borna disease in a new endemic area in Austria. Emerging Microbes & Infections (Mehr […]

Regionaler „Hot Spot“ der Bornaschen Krankheit in Oberösterreich entdeckt

Bornaviren verursachen bei Pferden und Schafen eine tödliche Hirnentzündung, die Bornasche Krankheit. In Österreich gab es bislang nur wenige Fälle. Nun erkrankten erstmals innerhalb von nur zwei Jahren vier Pferde in der gleichen oberösterreichischen Region. Tests an regionalen Spitzmäusen, die der einzige bekannte Zwischenwirt für die Viren sind, bestätigten den Verdacht eines lokalen Virusreservoirs. Genetisch unterscheiden sich die Bornaviren von denen aus den Nachbarländern, wie Bayern, unterschieden. Die in Emerging Microbes & Infections veröffentlichte Studie dokumentiert diesen seltenen Ausbruch der Bornaschen Krankheit in einem neuen österreichischen Endemiegebiet. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

How reliable are shells as climate archives?

Calcite shells of marine organisms such as scallops or clams provide an important archive for the climate reconstructions in previous ages. Climate studies increasingly also use the shell material thrown away near settlements by humans in prehistoric times. Geologist Peter Müller from the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) has now discovered a considerable potential for error when shells that have been heated for human consumption are used in paleoclimatic studies. His study has just been published in the journal “Scientific Reports”. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

Cancer news

Similarities between next-generation prostate cancer drugs discovered

22. Jun. 2017

For the first time, researchers have shown how a class of advanced prostate cancer drugs are processed in the body and how their anti-tumor activity might change depending on how they are metabolized. Their pre-clinical findings may lay the foundation for improving therapies for treatment-resistant, aggressive prostate cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Better use of current drugs to target cancer

22. Jun. 2017

Researchers worked backwards, employing a series of drugs used in the clinic to understand a new way that cancer stem cells can be killed. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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An enzyme to synthetize carbohydrates designed

22. Jun. 2017

Sugar or carbohydrate synthesis is important for the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and new drugs. In a study, researchers have synthesized carbohydrates with enzymes through a reaction that was not much studied so far on these biomolecules and which creates few by-products. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Flipping the switch to stop tumor development

22. Jun. 2017

Researchers show how a protein prevents the uncontrolled expansion of immune cells, and have outlined their findings in a new report. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors has declined

22. Jun. 2017

From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those with a history of a smoking-related cancer and those living below the federal poverty level compared with those with other types of cancer and those with the highest incomes, respectively. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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First-line immunotherapy treatment can improve survival for subset of lung cancer patients

22. Jun. 2017

Findings from a phase III clinical trial for advanced lung cancer patients could help oncologists better predict which patients are likely to receive the most benefit from immunotherapy as a first-line treatment based on the unique molecular characteristics of their tumor, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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‚Rosetta Stone‘ to decode immune recognition

21. Jun. 2017

Medical researchers have developed an algorithm that predicts T cell recognition of antigens and sets the stage to more effectively harness the immune system. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands

21. Jun. 2017

A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New antibody uses 1-2 punch to potentially treat blood cancers

21. Jun. 2017

Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral blood streams, where they are more vulnerable (for example, to chemotherapy). (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New inhibitor drug shows promise in relapsed leukemia

21. Jun. 2017

A new drug shows promise in its ability to target one of the most common and sinister mutations of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to researchers. In a first-in-human study, researchers treated relapsed patients with gilteritinib, an FLT3 inhibitor, and found it was a well-tolerated drug that led to frequent and more-sustained-than-expected clinical responses, almost exclusively in patients with this mutation. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution, diseases

21. Jun. 2017

When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated. Now, one team reports that portable pressure-based detectors coupled with smartphone software could provide a simpler, more affordable alternative while still maintaining sensitivity. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Finding the perfect match: New approach to battle drug-resistant bacteria

20. Jun. 2017

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but bacteria evolved resistance. According to the CDC, more than 2 million people in the U.S. develop MDR infections every year. Researchers have now developed a rapid screen to pair existing FDA-approved drugs to combat MDR infections. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Family history and location of genetic fault affect risk for carriers of cancer genes

20. Jun. 2017

A large scale study of women carrying faults in important cancer genes should enable doctors to provide better advice and counselling for treatments and lifestyle changes aimed at reducing this risk. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Age-specific overall risk of breast, ovarian cancer among women with BRCA1/2 genetic mutations

20. Jun. 2017

Researchers conducted an analysis that included nearly 10,000 women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations to estimate the age-specific risk of breast or ovarian cancer for women with these mutations, according to a study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Brain tumors: Still devastating, but treatment has come a long way

20. Jun. 2017

A neurosurgeon discusses advances in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment that are bringing renewed hope to the battle against brain cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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How cells combat chromosome imbalance

20. Jun. 2017

Biologists have now identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate genetically imbalanced cells from the body. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Combining immunotherapies effective against mouse model of cancer

19. Jun. 2017

A recent study points to a new treatment strategy for rhabdomyosarcoma that takes advantage of the body’s own immune response. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

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Veranstaltungen

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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37. Jahestagung Deutsche Gesellschaft für Senologie e.V.

02. Jun. 2017

Zur diesjährigen Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Senologie e. V. (DGS) vom 29. Juni bis 1. Juli 2017 im CityCube Berlin werden wieder über 2500 Experten für Brusterkrankungen erwartet. Alle Experteninnen und Experten der verschiedenen Fachdisziplinen, die die Senologie vereint diskutieren auf den ca. 170 wissenschaftlichen Sitzungen, Kursen und Debatten gemeinsam über aktuelle Fragestellungen zur Früherkennung, Diagnostik, Therapie und Nachsorge von Brusterkrankungen. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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2. Praxis-Workshop "Notfallmedizin für Ingenieure"

02. Jun. 2017

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)

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17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

02. Jun. 2017

Call for Abstracts (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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14. HepNet Symposium

02. Jun. 2017

Akkreditiert: mit 10 CME-Punkten von der Ärztekammer Niedersachsen mit 13 iCME-Punkten von der Akademie für Infektionsmedizin

Wissenschaftliche Leitung: Prof. Dr. med. Michael P. Manns, Hannover Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Zeuzem, Frankfurt Prof. Dr. med. Claus Niederau, Oberhausen Prof. Dr. med. Ulrike Protzer, München Prof. Dr. med. Peter Schirmacher, Heidelberg (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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Art / Nature:Contemporary Art in Natural History Museums and Collections

02. Jun. 2017

A pilot project in cooperation with the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

The conference outlines recent and ongoing art projects and art programmes in natural history museums and in the natural history collections of multidisciplinary museums. In doing so, it aims to reflect upon and discuss the expectations, potentials, possible limitations and values of these kinds of interactions and interventions from the perspectives of curators, artists and researchers. (Mehr in: Veranstaltungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

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