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A fruit to fight breast cancer

The extract of bitter melon ( Momordica charantia ), a very common vegetable in India and China, would seem able to promote the death of breast cancer cells and prevent their proliferation. This was discovered by a group of American researchers led by Ratna Ray, a professor at the Department of Pathology at the University… Continua a leggere A fruit to fight breast cancer

28/12/2022Bio Blog

From skin odor to cancer diagnosis

Some English scientists have studied for a long time the correlation between the biochemical profile of a person's smell and any pathologies. The skin or rather the information given by the smells have proved useful for the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer , according to what was reported by Paul Thomas of Loughborough University… Continua a leggere From skin odor to cancer diagnosis

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Herpes Virus: nanotechnology against cancer

Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is, in one out of three cases, the type of cancer diagnosed in female patients. Our immune system is designed to fight cancer . T-cells in the human body belong to a group of white blood cells and play a central role in immunity. However, cancer cells cause T-cells to… Continua a leggere Herpes Virus: nanotechnology against cancer

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Hallucinogenic mushrooms as psychoactive drugs

An effect of spiritual well-being that lasts over a year after intake. It is caused by hallucinogenic mushrooms, used for millennia in many populations for mystical-religious purposes, but also by young and old in search of alternative experiences to hard drugs . And today the relaxing and anti-anxiety properties of these yeasts are seen in… Continua a leggere Hallucinogenic mushrooms as psychoactive drugs

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Cancer viruses

It is not weakened and destroys the most aggressive tumors of the breast and ovary: genetically modified, the virus contains an antibody capable of opening the "lock" of tumor cells, attacking them and then becoming extinct when they are exhausted. PNAS reports the success of the in vivo experimentation. The " Samson " of anti-cancer… Continua a leggere Cancer viruses

28/12/2022Bio Blog

The retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumor that affects the retina and occurs in children under the age of three, in a ratio of 1 in 20,000. It is a rather rare disease that leads to blindness, the causes are unknown, however it seems to have a hereditary character when it affects both eyes. The tumor manifests… Continua a leggere The retinoblastoma

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Retinoblastoma, diagnosis with bioluminescence

Thanks to a new methodology based on bioluminescence it will be possible to diagnose eye cancer early in vivo , without resorting to invasive methods such as biopsy. This is what researchers at the University of Shanghai hypothesize, who have developed a new technique, called BLI (bioluminescence imaging), which is based on the visualization of… Continua a leggere Retinoblastoma, diagnosis with bioluminescence

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Drug for advanced prostate cancer

A new drug currently under investigation has been shown to be effective in slowing the progression of advanced prostate cancer. The prostate cancer treatment, called MDV3100 , is designed for men who have advanced prostate cancer and are resistant to drug therapy that targets androgen receptors. The study has already been reported in the online… Continua a leggere Drug for advanced prostate cancer

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Early diagnosis of prostate cancer

Treating prostate cancer correctly is a race against time. By the time the patient feels the first symptoms, the disease has already spread. In this context, diagnostic techniques are of fundamental importance: CT, x-rays and magnetic resonance work well, but due to high costs they cannot become routine tests and sometimes they are not even… Continua a leggere Early diagnosis of prostate cancer

28/12/2022Bio Blog