News tagged with cancer resistance

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Nano-dwarves turn tumor assassins

Hair loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, loss of eye lashes and eye brows, susceptibility to infection – the list of possible side effects from chemotherapy is lengthy. Many cancer patients ...

dateOct 25, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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SMU biochemists super-compute a cancer drug

When chemotherapy fails to halt the spread of cancer, it is typically because new super cells develop resistance to the chemotherapy. Instead of dying off, the cells reject the medicine, are able to pump it ...

dateJun 07, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Medical treatments from 200 miles up

In the hunt for cancer treatments, researchers have had some help from higher authorities -- way higher. The International Space Station, orbiting the Earth at more than 200 miles in the sky, houses scientific ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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