KAIST to introduce enhanced PDT to cure cancer with fewer side effects

Monday, July 16 2018

KAIST to introduce enhanced PDT to cure cancer with fewer side effects

A metallopeptide targets and disrupts mitochondrial function in breast cancer stem cells December 13, 2017
Killing malignant mitochondria is one of the most promising approaches in the development of new anticancer drugs. Scientists from the UK have now synthesized a copper-containing peptide that is readily taken up by mitochondria ... Researchers develop breakthrough technique to combat cancer drug resistance February 8, 2018
The ability for cancer cells to develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs - known as multi-drug resistance - remains a leading cause for tumor recurrence and cancer metastasis, but recent findings offer hope that oncologists ... Lighting the way to targeted therapies and fewer side effects April 4, 2018
Side effects from drugs working in non-target locations within the body can cause debilitating symptoms, often resulting in patients stopping their course of treatment early. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering ... Tests starve cancer cells while leaving normal cells unaffected March 21, 2018
Scientists seeking to make chemotherapies which are less harmful to cancer patients have reported "highly promising" results from a synthetic molecule called TPP. Mitochondria targeting anti-tumor compound June 26, 2017
Autophagy is a natural cellular mechanism that plays an important role in cellular homeostasis by removing or recycling damage cell components. Mitophagy is autophagy that is specific to mitochondria. The mitochondrion is ... Counting cancer-busting oxygen molecules February 5, 2016
Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Centre of Excellence, have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep ... Recommended for you New species may arise from rapid mitochondrial evolution July 13, 2018
Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species. Researchers isolate parvovirus from ancient human remains July 13, 2018
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A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But ... Understanding the social dynamics that cause cooperation to thrive, or fail July 12, 2018
Examples of cooperation abound in nature, from honeybee hives to human families. Yet it's also easy enough to find examples of selfishness and conflict. Studying the conditions that give rise to cooperation has occupied researchers ... Tree shrews can tolerate hot peppers: Mutation in pain receptor makes peppery plant palatable July 12, 2018
Almost all mammals avoid eating chili peppers and other "hot" foods, because of the pain they induce. But not the tree shrew, according to a study publishing July 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Yalan Han of ... Finding the proteins that unpack DNA July 12, 2018
A new method allows researchers to systematically identify specialized proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually dense DNA more accessible for gene expression and other functions. The method, ...