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December 7, 2019

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Scientists have used single-cell RNA analysis to find that supercentenarians -- meaning people over the age of 110 -- have an excess of a type of immune cell called cytotoxic ... read more
Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the ... read more

Even Short-Term 'Vaping' Causes Inflammation in Non-Smokers

E-cigarette use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker ... read more
A research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the 'dark matter' of human ... read more
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'Junk DNA' Affects Inherited Cancer Risk

A person's risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that don't code for proteins, previously dismissed as 'junk DNA', according to new ... read more

Tick Box Questionnaire Could Significantly Improve Esophageal Cancer Survival Rates

A simple health questionnaire could be a highly effective tool to pre-screen people for early signs of esophageal cancer, enabling much earlier diagnosis and treatment, finds a new ... read more

Root of Childhood Kidney Cancer Discovered

A fundamental change in our understanding of the childhood kidney cancer Wilms' tumor is on the horizon, after the discovery of its earliest genetic root by scientists. By comparing genome ... read more

Dangerous Skin Tumor Now Has Treatment Guidelines

A new study reports the first guidelines for treating sebaceous carcinoma, a cancer of the oil glands. If not removed and treated promptly, it can spread to other organs and cause grave harm to ... read more

Being Active Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK , yet we still don't know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a measurement for physical activity to look at ... read more

Brachytherapy Proves Effective in Treating Skin Cancer

The use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy to treat elderly patients with common skin cancers offers excellent cure rates and cosmetic outcomes, according to a new ... read more

Transition to Exhaustion: Clues for Cancer Immunotherapy

Research on immune cells 'exhausted' by chronic viral infection provides clues on how to refine cancer immunotherapy. The Immunity paper defines a transitional stage in between stem-like ... read more

Dynamics of Crucial Immune System Proteins

Of the many marvels of the human immune system, the processing of antigens by the class I proteins of the major histocompatability complex (MHC-I) is among the most mind-boggling. Exactly how these ... read more

AI Helps Find Signs of Heart Disease on Lung Cancer Screens

Artificial intelligence (AI) provides an automated and accurate tool to measure a common marker of heart disease in patients getting chest CT scans for lung cancer screening, according to a new ... read more

New Treatment Triggers Self-Destruction of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A new study finds that a small molecule has the ability to induce the self-destruction of pancreatic cancer cells. The research holds great potential for the development of a new effective therapy to ... read more

Making Higher-Energy Light to Fight Cancer

Researchers have achieved photon up-conversion, the emission of light with energy higher than the one that excites the material, using carefully designed structures containing silicon nanocrystals ... read more

New Treatment for Brain Tumors Uses Electrospun Fiber

Researchers have developed a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain ... read more

New Strategies Against Bone Metastases from Prostate Cancer

A study suggests a new approach, or, possibly two new approaches against prostate cancer bone metastases: While targeted therapies and anti-cancer immunotherapies have not been especially successful ... read more

Reflecting on Photos Helps Young Cancer Survivors Regain Confidence

Young cancer survivors face unique medical and psychosocial challenges that can hinder their ability to move on mentally and socially, even years after their final treatment. Lingering feelings of ... read more

Deep Learning Identifies Molecular Patterns of Cancer

An artificial intelligence platform can analyze genomic data extremely quickly, picking out key patterns to classify different types of colorectal tumors and improve the drug discovery process. The ... read more

New Technique Visually Depicts How Cancer Cells Grow and Spread in Colon Tissue

Researchers have observed how stem cell mutations quietly arise and spread throughout a widening field of the colon until they eventually predominate and become a ... read more

Novel MRI-Guided Ultrasound Treatment Destroys Prostate Cancer

A novel MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study. Researchers said the incision-free technique ... read more

Home Urine Test for Prostate Cancer Could Revolutionize Diagnosis

A new home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis -- according to new research. As well as diagnosing aggressive prostate cancer, the test predicts whether patients will require ... read more

Prostate Cancer 'Super Responders' Live for 2 Years on Immunotherapy

Some men with advanced prostate cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options could live for two years or more on immunotherapy, a major clinical trial has shown. Researchers found that a ... read more

Scientists Now Know What DNA's Chaperone Looks Like

Researchers have discovered the structure of the FACT protein -- a mysterious protein central to the functioning of ... read more

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