Metastatic cancer, or a cancer that spreads to other parts of the body, causes more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Doctors constantly monitor patients’ blood to make sure that cancer cells haven’t broken off from the original tumor and started spreading, but these cells are difficult to detect, making the tests inefficient. Now a team of researchers has developed a tiny implantable sponge that can soak up these cancer cells so that doctors can intervene before the cancer settles in, according to a study published yesterday inNature Communications.
Toxic, but life-saving?
It seems like an oxymoron, but scientists say the venom of Polybia paulista, a wasp native to Brazil, fits that description.
The National Post reports that scientists have been successful in turning aggressive cancer cells back into harmless, normal cells. According to experts, this incredible development could lead to others in cancer treatment and even teach researchers more about how to “switch off” the disease in patients.
The energy drink has become one of the staple drink I fondly consume when I was still studying before my board exams. It has been a huddle for me to review for my boards while working at the same time. These drink was my source for extra energy back then.
CUBA HAS FOR several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed. Until—maybe—now.
Clams are threatened by predators who love seeing them served up on a plate drenched in butter and garlic, nestled in folds of fresh pasta–or splattered on a dock, if you happen to be a seagull. But a much more insidious threat to clams has emerged, in the form of cancer cells floating through the ocean.