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Jan 1, 2020

DCA Dichloroacetate Breakthrough Anticancer Agent

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Thoughts on this. True or BS.


DCA Dichloroacetate Breakthrough Anticancer Agent

Mary, an old patient in my office, called in last week to ask for advice about her husband, Jim. He had been quite healthy for many years, and recently noticed back pain. His primary care doctor ordered a CAT scan which showed a large lung mass (Red Arrow Above image) and destructive lesions in the spine. Biopsies confirmed the lung mass was indeed cancer, with metastatic spread to the thoracic vertebral bodies. Jim was referred to the local oncologist who started radiation and chemotherapy. Above Header Image CAT scan of lung cancer mass (Red Arrow) in left lung courtesy of wikimedia commons…

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Dec 31, 2019

Physics in the 2020s: what will happen over the decade ahead

Posted by in categories: innovation, physics

Physics has thrived over the last 10 years through some remarkable breakthroughs — and more excitement lies in store as a new decade dawns.

Dec 28, 2019

Israeli Researchers Make Breakthrough in the Fight Against Lupus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Professor Varda Shoshan-Barmatz of the Department of Life Sciences and the founding Director of the NIBN, in collaboration with Dr. Jay Chung of the NIH, have successfully demonstrated that the mitochondrial protein VDAC1 is critical for the release of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) associated with the lupus disease.

They demonstrated that restricting of VDAC1 with a newly developed molecule resulted in substantial improvement in pathological aspects of the disease.

“When VDAC1 is over-expressed, as found in several diseases, a large pore composed of several VDAC1 units is formed, allowing the release of pro-cell death factors and mtDNA,” BGU explained in a statement.

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Dec 22, 2019

Historic Event Unites 22 Late-Stage Cancer Survivors with Top Scientists From Around the World!

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Last November, CHIPSA Hospital hosted a unique, first-of-its-kind event celebrating the lives of 22 late stage cancer survivors who, according to doctors, shouldn’t even be alive. Surrounded by world-renowned doctors, scientists, and researchers, these patients shared their inspiring stories of how they healed their terminal disease when conventional treatment had failed them.

CHIPSA is not an ordinary hospital. For one, we take patients who are typically told they have no other treatment options left. We then offer those patients innovative immunotherapies that aren’t available anywhere in the United States.

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Dec 16, 2019

Modified cancer drug effective against multi-resistant bacteria

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasingly the source of deadly infections. A team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig have now modified an approved cancer drug to develop an active agent against multidrug-resistant pathogens.

The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the source of severe and persistent infections. Some strains are even resistant to multiple antibiotics. There is consequently an urgent need for effective against MRSA infections.

“The industrial development of new antibiotics is stalling and not keeping pace with the spread of antibiotic resistance. We urgently need innovative approaches to meet the need for new therapies that do not lead directly to renewed resistance,” says Prof. Eva Medina, director of the HZI Infection Immunology Research Group.

Dec 13, 2019

Sex and Biotech — Dr. Nicole Prause, Ph.D, Founder of Liberos LLC — ideaXme — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, business, DNA, health, innovation, life extension, science, sex, transhumanism

Dec 12, 2019

2019 QLED 8K Q900 65 — Specs & Price US

Posted by in categories: electronics, innovation

Discover the latest features and innovations available in the 65 inches Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV (2019). Find the perfect TVs for you!

Dec 11, 2019

Yoshua Bengio, Revered Architect of AI, Has Some Ideas About What to Build Next

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Yoshua Bengio is known as one of the “three musketeers” of deep learning, the type of artificial intelligence (AI) that dominates the field today.

Bengio, a professor at the University of Montreal, is credited with making key breakthroughs in the use of neural networks — and just as importantly, with persevering with the work through the long cold AI winter of the late 1980s and the 1990s, when most people thought that neural networks were a dead end.

He was rewarded for his perseverance in 2018, when he and his fellow musketeers (Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun) won the Turing Award, which is often called the Nobel Prize of computing.

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Dec 9, 2019

Potential therapy discovered for deadly breast cancer that has few treatment options

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Mount Sinai researchers have designed an innovative experimental therapy that may be able to stop the growth of triple-negative breast cancer, the deadliest type of breast cancer, which has few effective treatment options, according to a study published in Nature Chemical Biology in December.

The therapy is known is MS1943. In a cell line and mouse models, it degraded a called EZH2 that drives the growth of triple-negative breast cancer.

Research teams led by Jian Jin, Ph.D., Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Therapeutics Discovery, and Ramon Parsons, MD, Ph.D., Director of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, developed MS1943 as a first-in-class small-molecule agent that selectively degrades EZH2. They also showed that agents that inhibit the enzymatic activity of EZH2 but do not degrade EZH2 did not work in triple-negative breast cancer.

Dec 8, 2019

Breakthrough in creation of gamma ray lasers that use antimatter

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Superpowerful lasers for next-generation technologies are closer to existence.

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