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2014-03-03 15:25:51

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative cancer-fighting technique in which custom-designed nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells and release their cargo when triggered by a two-photon laser in the infrared red wavelength. The research findings by UCLA's Jeffrey Zink, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Fuyu Tamanoi, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, and their colleagues were...

2014-02-14 08:26:33

Clinical and Regulatory Plans for Two Lead Products Announced SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiVir, a leader in gene therapies for cancer treatment, presented to the investment community at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference. Highlights of the presentation included an overview of the development plans for the company's two lead products which are supported by strong pre-clinical and clinical data. MultiVir's adenoviral p53 (Ad-p53) and adenoviral interleukin 24...

2012-06-07 08:35:00

A new generation of cancer treatments based on nanotechnology is making its way out of the laboratory and into the clinic with the promise of targeting cancer cells while steering clear of healthy tissue, according to the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. In the cover story, C&EN Senior Editor Bethany Halford explains that today's anti-cancer...

2012-05-08 11:32:55

Potent new drug kills tumor cells in mice by clogging up their recycling system All cells have the ability to recycle unwanted or damaged proteins and reuse the building blocks as food. But cancer cells have ramped up the system, called autophagy, and rely on it to escape damage in the face of chemotherapy and other treatments. Now, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine; the Abramson Cancer Center; and the School of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Pennsylvania, have...

2012-04-09 09:46:25

Rice teams with MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine to explore drug and gene delivery Using light-harvesting nanoparticles to convert laser energy into “plasmonic nanobubbles,” researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are developing new methods to inject drugs and genetic payloads directly into cancer cells. In tests on drug-resistant cancer cells, the researchers found that delivering...


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