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Tag: Cancer

Two apples one arrow
A new study published in Aging Cell applied an artificial intelligence target discovery platform to aid in identifying potential dual-purpose targets for anti-aging and anti-cancer treatments [1]. Killing two birds with one stone Aging, as is the case with many diseases, is a risk factor for cancer, and the processes behind aging and cancer are...
Basal cell carcinoma
A new paper published in Nature has described how the aging extracellular matrix makes it easier for cancer to grow. When cancer is skin deep Under normal circumstances, we lose and regain skin cells constantly. Old skin flakes away, and stem cells constantly divide and differentiate to replace it. This is a homeostatic balance, and...
Food choices
A new review summarizes what we know about the Mediterranean, keto, and plant-based diets and their effects on cancer risk and progression [1]. Diet matters Since the War on Cancer began in the early 1970s, science has made giant strides in understanding and treating cancer. However, the war is far from over. Cancer remains a...
Naked Mole Rat
Publishing in Nature, a team of researchers including Vadim Gladyshev, Steve Horvath, and Vera Gorbunova has investigated the role of hyaluronan, which naked mole rats have in abundance, as a protective mechanism in a mouse model. An established mechanism Naked mole rats are notably resistant to cancer, and these researchers have previously determined that this...
Gallium
Scientists have combined gallium nanoparticles with immunotherapy agents to deliver a decisive blow to colon cancer tumors in mice [1]. Cancer, you are terminated Most moviegoers are familiar with the liquid metal T-1000 from the Terminator series, and everyone knows about mercury, a liquid metal that is a very real poison. However, gallium, with a...
Ginkgo Biloba
Researchers publishing in Aging Cell have documented some potential effects of rutin against senescence and cancer. Rutin is a natural compound found in several plants. Another compound to fight senescence In this study, the researchers place rutin among the many other natural compounds that have demonstrated effectiveness in the lab against cellular senescence, including fisetin...