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Scientists Turn Salmonella Into ‘Cancer-Seeking Missile’ To Destroy Brain Tumours

(HUFF POST) – Salmonella is one of the most common forms of food poisoning, leaving victims bedridden with some pretty nasty symptoms. By Oscar Williams But what if, rather than

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The Day Five Men Willingly Stood Under a Nuclear Explosion

(Popular Mechanics)  – In the 1950s, fear of nuclear-armed Soviet bombers led to the creation of the Genie rocket. Fired from an American or Canadian fighter jet, the Genie had

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France Plans $745M Investment to Build 235,000-Genome-A-Year Sequencing Operation

(FIERCE BIOTECH) – France has joined the growing list of countries with aspirations to establish population-scale genome sequencing operations. The plan is to invest approximately $745 million to build a

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Facebook, Napster Billionaire Parker to Fund First-Ever CRISPR Trial

(FIERCE BIOTECH) – In all the talk of “disruption” and “hacking cancer,” you’d be forgiven for not taking internet billionaire Sean Parker seriously in the life sciences world. But he

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Blood test could use shapes to spot cancer

(FUTURITY) – A new way to detect antibodies in blood opens the door to developing simple diagnostic tests for diseases for which no microbial cause is known, including autoimmune diseases and

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Ray of Light for Prostate Cancer Treatment

(Reuters) – An Israeli-developed photodynamic therapy that takes only 90 minutes to kill early stage prostate cancer tumours, and causes minimal side effects, is being tested. Jim Drury reports. A

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How Nanotechnology Research Could Cure Cancer and Other Diseases

(The Guardian) – Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, hiding

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Microscope Uses Artificial Intelligence to Find Cancer Cells More Efficiently

(NEWSROOM UCLA) – Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current

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Investigating How ‘Chemo Brain’ Develops in Cancer Patients

(ACS) – During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed “chemo brain.” Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have

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This Biotech Company Wants the Power to Deny Patients Access to Their Own Genetic Information

(ALTERNET) – Myriad Genetics has already provoked ire for its former monopoly on testing for genes associated with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. The biotechnology company Myriad Genetics is infamous

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