Cancer
Why Cells Turn CancerousWhy Cells Turn Cancerous

Switching off cancer may sound like science fiction today, but this is what researchers at the German Cancer Research Center DKFZ in Heidelberg are working on. 

June 2014
Towards new cancer therapiesTowards new cancer therapies

The genetics of fruit flies helps researchers to identify new targets for cancer therapy and to develop more individualised treatments.

June 2014
Michael Boutros: Advancing the search for new cancer drugsMichael Boutros: Advancing the search for new cancer drugs

High-throughput experiments enable researchers to identify potential targets for cancer treatment. But the road to new therapies is still long.

June 2014
Maria Leon Roux – a taxation approach to deter smokersMaria Leon Roux – a taxation approach to deter smokers

Scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) talks tax and price polices for tobacco

February 2014
To save lives, raise tobacco taxesTo save lives, raise tobacco taxes

A recent study finds that rising prices is, by far, the best way to tackle tobacco-related diseases while ignoring tobacco industry arguments that higher taxes would affect state revenues

February 2014
Air quality models: new health prevention toolsAir quality models: new health prevention tools

As the link between air pollution and several illnesses has been established, air quality forecast will play an increasing role in mitigating health risk.  

November 2013
Nanodiamonds: a cancer patient’s best friend?Nanodiamonds: a cancer patient’s best friend?

Real-time monitoring of cancer cell processes could soon be possible thanks to nanometric scale diamonds used as biosensors

October 2013
Realising the scale of chronic diseaseRealising the scale of chronic disease

The scale of the economic burden of chronic conditions dwarfs that of the economic crisis and climate change, suggesting the need for more prevention down to the individual level

October 2012
Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives"Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives"

Thousands of lives could be saved if tumour cells in the lung are detected earlier with the breathing gas analysis. Today most lung tumours are discovered too late for a successful treatment. But when lung cancer is diagnosed early, the chance to be cured increases to up to 80 per cent

July 2010
Prof. Markus Affolter: "Breakthroughs in zebra fish research can be vitally important for humans"Prof. Markus Affolter: "Breakthroughs in zebra fish research can be vitally important for humans"

The blood vessel research conducted by Professor Markus Affolter and his team at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel could prove indispensable in the development of new cancer treatments

June 2010
Gold nanoparticles enhance cancer diagnosticsGold nanoparticles enhance cancer diagnostics

Early cancer diagnosis is key to increasing patients’ chance of survival. Gold nanoparticles have attracted increasing  attention from cancer researchers due to their ability to improve cancer diagnostics substantially

June 2012
Nano Nose Smells CancerNano Nose Smells Cancer

New methods relying on an electronic nose and optoacoustics to improve prostate cancer diagnosis techniques and avoid fatal treatment delays 

May 2012
Breathtaking Fight Against CancerBreathtaking Fight Against Cancer

A new revolutionary method has been developed by Austrian scientists to improve early diagnosis of lung cancer through breath detection of tumoral cells

April 2009
Early detection of lung cancer through breath testsEarly detection of lung cancer through breath tests

Breathing into a machine to deliver a breath sample for early detection of lung cancer is a routine test that is non invasive, safe and simple to do, so likely to be a preventive screening test voluntarily accepted by the patients and will be a mean to detect lung cancer in a very early stage

November 2010
Uncertainties surrounding nanoparticles aimed for medical useUncertainties surrounding nanoparticles aimed for medical use

Nanomedicine holds a lot of promise, but many questions remain before nanoparticles (NPs) can be widely used in this field. Reports revealed adverse effects in different models, but the effects in humans are unclear

September 2010
The Dawn of LifeThe Dawn of Life

European researchers are curently carrting out a zebrafish embryo study researching angiogenesis, which means the recruitment of new blood vessels as a normal process in growth and development, but also as an essential component of tumours’ metastatic pathway

May 2009
Satellites Against Skin CancerSatellites Against Skin Cancer

Sun is bad for our skin. Even if we are aware of this, it is hard to resist wanting a suntan. For this reason, melanoma occurrences have been steadily rising in Europe since 1930

October 2007
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