Nanospears deliver genetic material to cells with pinpoint accuracy

In a step toward accelerating the production of new gene therapies, scientists report in ACS Nano that they have developed remote-controlled, needle-like nanospears capable of piercing membrane walls and delivering DNA into selected cells. They say the new technique, which can ferry biological materials to cells with pinpoint accuracy, overcomes many of the existing barriers […]

Cancer cells’ survival strategy defeated with new approach

Autophagy as ‘suspended animation’ Mechanism suggests combination therapy Some cancers put up a fight against regular treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy due to their various “strategies” for survival. But by manipulating cellular processes, scientists have now found a way of bypassing one of cancer’s self-preservation mechanisms. Recent research reveals how we may be able […]

New findings yield insights into factors that contribute to aggressive endometrial tumors

March 13, 2018 New research from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) indicates steroid and hormone receptors are simultaneously active in many endometrial cancer tissues. The findings, published today in the journal Cell Reports, yield insights about factors that contribute to more aggressive endometrial tumors. The study was led […]

Tips to help control oily skin

March 13, 2018 Although oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say oily skin also has many benefits. Oil helps preserve the skin, and people with oily skin tend to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles. The key, say dermatologists, is to strike a […]