Category: Stem Cells

Laser-sonic Scanner Aims to Replace Mammograms for Finding Breast Cancer

Early detection has been shown to increase breast cancer survival rates, but many women avoid having their mammograms taken as often as...

Electrical Wire Properties of DNA Linked to Cancer

Known as DNA charge transport, this biochemical process was first discovered in the early 1990s by Caltech’s Jacqueline Barton, the John...

Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk

CRISPR-Cas9 is a molecular machine first discovered in bacteria that can be programmed to go to an exact place in the genome, where it cuts...

Patients prefer to have cancer screenings despite risks and warnings, MU researchers find

A large proportion of the American public opts to receive cancer screenings with the hope that testing will reduce their chance of cancer...

Magnetic contrast agent behind clear MRI images

For decades, MRI scans have delivered stunningly beautiful images of the body’s anatomy. It is now possible to use MRI imaging at...

Laser technology provides detailed images of skin cancer

The first patients are expected to benefit from the new improved images in 2018. The project revolves around infrared light and finding the...

Lipid molecules can be used for cancer growth

Tumour growth and spread rely on angiogenesis, a process of growing new blood vessels that supply the cancer cells with nutrients and...

Can focused sound waves fix rare ‘giggling’ form of epilepsy?

What was fiction on a recent episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” is being pioneered for real at the University of Virginia Health System. The...

Brain cancer vaccine effective in some patients

Most people with the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma die less than 18 months after diagnosis. But a multicenter clinical trial of a...

Defects in tissue trigger disease-like transformation of cells

Homeowners know that one little termite can lead to big problems: while termites are efficient at gnawing away at wood, they can do even...