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A Synthetic Ovary Allows Sterilized Mice to Give Birth

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Order of Changes in Ovary
In fertility studies of mice, bioengineers at Northwestern University have determined that the architecture of a [MORE]

Urine Test for Ovarian Tumors

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Nanoparticles Detect Ovarian Cancer in Urine
By the best methods currently, the smallest detectable ovarian tumor has already reached 1 [MORE]

Barcoding and Tracking T-Cells in Immunotherapy

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

T-Cell (orange) in Blood
In adoptive T-cell therapy for cancer, T-cells are isolated from the patient’s blood, and then grown up [MORE]

Creating Tumor Cell Receptors That Weren’t There Naturally

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Cells
Inserting a unique small molecule azides (sugar) into triple negative breast cancer cells created a receptor in those cells [MORE]

An Update on “Fantastic Voyage”

April 26, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fantastic Voyage Illustration
Imagine gold nanoparticles to which long and short sequences of DNA are attached. The large sequences are receptors [MORE]

Vapor Therapy System to Ablate Lung Tumors

December 1, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lung Tumor Ablation
Using a technology called “InterVapor” (from Uptake Medical, Tustin, CA) physicians ablated a colon cancer metastasis to the [MORE]

Implantable Biosensor for Cancer Monitoring

November 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Monitoring Sensor
How can imaging tell if a tumor is enlarging from malignant growth or getting bigger because of an [MORE]

Microarray Testing for Chemotherapy Cocktails

October 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microarray
Tumor stem cells drive a mass’s growth and isolating those cells is a means for testing the probability that a [MORE]

Breathalyzer for Head and Neck Cancer

May 5, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Breath Test
Engineers at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland have designed a highly sensitive breathalyzer that can detect the volatile organic [MORE]

A Blood Test for Glioblastoma

January 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

HealthTell Molecular Diagnostics
Using peptide arrays, HealthTell (San Ramon, CA) is testing their product which supposedly offers early, accurate and noninvasive [MORE]

Bone Marrow Bioreactor

October 21, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Platelet Bioreactor
With a “bone-marrow-on-a-chip” bioreactor, researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have been able to culture blood platelets, [MORE]

A Paper Strip for Diagnosing Cancer

April 22, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Paper Diagnostic for Cancer
It’s not surprising that most of cancer mortality occurs in the developing world; that’s where human populations [MORE]

Anticancer Bacteriobots

March 11, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bacteriobots
Here’s a new example of multimodalities in anticancer strategy: South Korean scientists have inserted nanocapsules containing anticancer drugs into genetically [MORE]

Maintaining Pluripotency in hESC’s

March 4, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

hESCs
Since 2001, when the USFDA approved “Gleevec” for clinical use, scientists, oncologists and cancer patients alike have understood “signal induction [MORE]