Articles tagged with ‘cancer’

21 May 2015
An understanding of natural immune suppression mechanisms in the female reproductive tract could lead to new ways to combat cancer. Just after menstruation, the immune response of the female genital tract is “up and running” to stave off sexually transmitted infections. A...
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Gastric cancer – the second deadliest cancer worldwide – has a particularly high prevalence among Asian populations. Copyright :
19 May 2015
Researchers in Singapore have developed an ultrasensitive method to detect micro-RNAs: tiny molecules that can indicate the presence of tumours. They are applying the technology toward a non-invasive screening test for gastric cancer. In 2012, 8.2 million lives were lost to cancer...
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Main: Cancer cells spread and grow through the body via the bloodstream as malignant cells in a human body. Image: Insert: Diagram demonstrating the isolation Image: National University Hospital and CellSievo
27 June 2014
A new non-invasive method in Singapore, involving the harvest of circulating tumour cells, will help doctors monitor the progress of cancer patients to determine the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) are cancer cells that have sloughed off from the primary...
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This robotic system is designed to help surgeons insert a radio frequency ablation needle into a breast tumour as demonstrated on this goat. Image: Fujie Lab, Waseda University
27 June 2014
Japanese researchers are harnessing robotics technology to automate a safe and minimally invasive treatment for breast cancer. Researchers at Waseda University’s Fujie Lab, in cooperation with Kyushu University and Tohoku University, are building a robotic surgical assistant that uses radiofrequency ablation to...
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Figure 1: Gene therapy using an Adenovirus vector
22 January 2014
In 2008, an estimated 12.7 million new cases of cancer occurred worldwide according to Cancer Research UK. In women breast cancer accounts for almost a quarter of these; in men lung cancer is most common. The challenge for medical professionals is finding...
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14 August 2012
Women in Southeast Asia are at extremely high risk of cervical cancer. Only 38 per cent of women in Thailand and 2.2 per cent of women in Laos have undergone screening. To find out how to improve the situation and identify barriers...
5 June 2012
Research at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan has provided a detailed insight into the mechanisms of heat generation in magnetic nanoparticles that could be used to kill cancerous cells.
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27 April 2012
In this short introduction, Dr. Shivani Sharma introduces her work and her motivation for entering this field. This is the first in a series of short introductions of various scientists I have had the pleasure of meeting. It is my hope that...
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