TINY robots small enough to be injected into the human body have been hailed as a potential breakthrough in the battle to cure cancer. Known as “biohybrids”, the microbots can be controlled remotely to deliver life-saving drugs directly to affected areas for maximum efficiency. They are made from biological cells that are engineered with additional features so they can be guided through the bloodstream. Microscopic spirulina algae are fused with magnetic particles and have been shown to carry cancer-fighting drugs straight to tumours. Professor Kostas Kostarelos is part of the University of Manchester team that developed the technology. He said: "Creating robotic systems which can be propelled and guided in the body has been and still is a holy grail in the field of delivery system engineering". MOST READ IN TECHCORE OF THE PROBLEM? Apple engineer says pressure to design iPhone is reason I’m divorced APPY TO HELP We reveal the six free smartphone apps that … [Read more...] about Tiny cancer fighting robots could be injected into humans to fight disease
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Eli Rosenberg by Eli Rosenberg Email the author April 30 at 6:49 PM Email the author (iStock) At least a dozen and a half people have been diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer in two locations in North Carolina and Alabama, leaving medical experts mystified about the cause. Ocular melanoma occurs in about 6 out of every 1 million people, according to CBS News, and at least 18 people who have been … [Read more...] about A rare eye cancer showed up in three friends. Doctors want to know if the cases are connected.
posted on 06 Dec 2014, 00:45 1 1. NOSrawesome (Posts: 49; Member since: 25 Mar 2013) Moto x don't need this posted on 06 Dec 2014, 03:06 0 2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014) Instead of making anything that helps people get hard stuff done, Microsoft has gone all gaga for making some sort of f**ktarded "intelligent assistant" that can... fetch sports scores. Wow. posted on 06 Dec 2014, 04:24 3 3. Penny (Posts: 1698; Member since: 04 Feb 2011) Yes, we should all abandon our normal pursuits and focus on finding the cure for cancer. All of us. Other pursuits should not be had. posted on 06 Dec 2014, 15:19 0 4. DaveElliott (Posts: 142; Member since: 20 Sep 2012) Well said. posted on 06 Dec 2014, 19:08 1 5. steelew (Posts: 217; Member since: 04 Jun 2012) The search with bing should have been in the title. Does anybody on android even use bing? And uf so, WHY? posted on 07 Dec 2014, 00:32 0 6. NeilW (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Torque now available for Android phones; app initiates a voice search with a shake of the handset
A biohacker known for live experiments injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment in front of an audience at Body Hacking Con in Austin last night. Live experiment: Aaron Traywick performs first ever attempt at DIY herpes vaccine and cure in front of a live audience. Livestream by Ford Fischer. Part of our coverage for Transhuman: Biohackers and Immortalists Support News2Share and our film: Patreon.com/fordfischerPosted by News2Share on Sunday, February 4, 2018 Aaron Traywick, 28, who leads biotech firm Ascendance Biomedical, used an experimental herpes treatment that did not go through the typical route of clinical trials to test its safety. Instead of being developed by research scientists in laboratories, it was created by a biohacker named Andreas Stuermer, who “holds a masters degree and is a bioentrepreneur and science lover,” according to a conference bio. This is typical of the Ascendance approach. The company believes that FDA regulations for developing … [Read more...] about A biohacker injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment in front of a live audience
A medication used to treat joint and skin conditions might also help people whose only hope of surviving cancer is receiving stem cells from a donor, according to research by a University of British Columbia scientist. Transplants of blood stem cells, which can differentiate into all types of blood cells, can be a cure for life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma. But the treatment is often not pursued, because typical donations - often from umbilical cord blood - are unlikely to take root in a patient's bone marrow and grow into a self-sustaining, blood-forming system. Researchers at UBC and the University of Toronto discovered one of the reasons why: Once transplanted, some of the differentiated cells have a self-destructive tendency to produce tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), a protein that immune cells deploy against infection, but which is sometimes overproduced, killing healthy cells. That finding led Peter Zandstra, director of UBC's new School of Biomedical … [Read more...] about A repurposed drug could open door to more stem cell transplants