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Human cells with 'built-in circuit' can kill cancer cells

Human cells with 'built-in circuit' can kill cancer cells

Researchers have engineered cells with a "built-in genetic circuit" that produces a molecule that impairs the ability of cancer cells to survive and grow in their low oxygen environment.

Gold nanoparticles helps in delivering drugs into cancer cells

Gold nanoparticles helps in delivering drugs into cancer cells

A recent research found that gold nanoparticles helps in delivering a drug right into the heart of cancer cells.

Researchers identify how cancer's 'invisibility cloak' works!

This 'invisibility' phase is a crucial step that allows tumours to spread throughout the body -- when the spread cannot be traced.

Prostate cancer treatment breakthrough: Scientists discover new tool that could reduce side-effects

When coupled with the milk protein lactoferrin, the Dox can be delivered directly into the nucleus of prostate cancer cells and will kill the cells as well as drug resistant cancer stem cells, without any side-effects. 

Study opens door to treatment of oesophageal cancer

In a recent study, scientistshave discovered that oesophageal cancer can be classified into threedifferent subtypes, paving the way for testing targeted treatmentstailored to patients` disease for the first time.

RNA molecule that fuels cancer growth identified

The study showed that NEAT1, a non-coding RNA, plays an important role in the survival of highly dividing cells -- and in particular of cancer cells. 

Drug that helps addicts may benefit cancer patients too

The drug naltrexone (LDN) not only causes cancer cells to stop growing, but it also alters their internal machinery, making them more likely to kill themselves, the researchers found.

'Guided chemotherapy missiles' to target cancer cells

Although chemotherapy drugs do often effectively kill cancer cells, they also damage other quickly dividing cells in the body, causing side effects ranging from cosmetic, like hair loss, to disabling.

Scientists discover new way to kill cancer cells

Programmed cell death, also called apoptosis, is a natural process that removes unwanted cells from the body.

Borrowing immune cells can help fight cancer

 A team of international researchers has found that if an individual's own immune cells cannot recognise and fight tumours in the body, borrowing immune cells might help.

'Starving' cancer cells may prevent growth of new tumours

A new study has found "starving" cancer cells could be the key to prevent the growth of tumours.

How cancer cells turn healthy cells to the 'dark side'

 Cancer cells force neighbouring healthy tissue into helping with the disease's growth and spread, a new study has found, shedding light on how cancer cells and normal cells communicate with each other.

Cancer cells foil treatment bid by 'stealing' blood vessels

The cancer cells increase their ability to move when they co-opt vessels.

New drug for prostate cancer found promising

 Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created a new molecule for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy when tested in mice.

New pill can improve breast cancer diagnosis

 Scientists have developed a pill that could significantly improve the imaging techniques involved in breast cancer and can better help in the diagnosis of the deadly disease -- the second most common cancer in women.

HIV drug may check skin cancer becoming drug-resistant

 A drug prescribed for patients affected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is likely to prevent skin cancer developing resistance at the initial stages, suggests a new study.

Intense workout may reduce tumour growth: Study

While the research is hopeful for patients looking for inexpensive ways to manage their cancer, more needs to be learned about the effects of exercise on metastasis and longevity, as well as if the observations hold true in humans.

Compound in broccoli slows cancer cell growth: Study

In the new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, the intake of sulforaphane did reduce HDAC activity, as well as cancer cell growth.

Gene family turns cancer cells into aggressive stem cells

The researchers found that when any of these four related genes is overexpressed, patients have much worse outcomes, including reduced survival.

Pen-sized microscope to efficiently see cancer cells

Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, expect to begin testing it as a cancer-screening tool in clinical settings next year.