Cancer

Cord blood as source for stem cell transplant

CordBloodAsSourceForStemCellTransplantMayOutperformAcceptedGoldStandardOfMatchedSiblingDonors
In addition to showing a decrease in the chance of graft-versus-host disease, which develops when a transplanted blood system attacks a patient’s tissues, the study shows a slightly lower rate of relapse in these patients undergoing transplant with cord blood

Putting ‘super’ in natural killer cells

PuttingSuperInNaturalKillerCells
Deleting an inhibitory gene in natural killer cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells is found to boost their anti-tumor activity and persistence; researchers now seek to develop a clinical therapy

Gold nanoparticles accelerate individual cancer diagnosis and treatment

BiocompatibleGoldNanoparticlesWillAccelerateIndividualCancerDiagnosisAndTreatment
Researchers proposed a new method for producing gold nanoparticles based on synthesis under the influence of ultraviolet radiation. The method excludes the use of aggressive chemical agents and the obtained nanoparticles are safe for the body and can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Light drives injection

LightDrivesInjection
By coupling a bacterial injection system with a light-controlled molecular switch, scientists are able to inject proteins into eukaryontic cells

Nanobowls serve up chemotherapy drugs to cancer cells

NanobowlsServeUpChemotherapyDrugsToCancerCells
Scientists have explored the use of liposomes to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumor cells. But drugs can sometimes leak out of liposomes before they reach their destination. Now, researchers report a way to stabilize liposomes by embedding a stiff nanobowl in their inner cavity