Cancer

A lab study found honeybee venom (which has the compound “melittin”) destroyed 2 types of hard to treat breast cancer cells. Melittin on its own reduced cancer cell growth & can be produced synthetically. One venom concentration killed cancer cells within 1 hour with minimal harm to other cells.

Honeybee venom ‘kills some breast cancer cells’ Getty Images Australian scientists say the venom from honeybees has been found to destroy aggressive breast cancer cells in a lab setting. The venom – and a compound in it called melittin – were used against two cancer types which are hard to treat: triple-negative and HER2-enriched. The …

A lab study found honeybee venom (which has the compound “melittin”) destroyed 2 types of hard to treat breast cancer cells. Melittin on its own reduced cancer cell growth & can be produced synthetically. One venom concentration killed cancer cells within 1 hour with minimal harm to other cells. Read More »

Researchers found that a blood test called PanSeer detected cancer in 95% of patients up to 4 years before they got a conventional cancer diagnosis. The test determines if the DNA in blood plasma was shed by tumours based on precence of particular methyl groups.

Researchers say blood test can detect cancer years before symptoms A blood test can pick up cancers up to four years before symptoms appear, researchers say, in the latest study to raise hopes of early detection. A team led by researchers in China say the non-invasive blood test – called PanSeer – detects cancer in …

Researchers found that a blood test called PanSeer detected cancer in 95% of patients up to 4 years before they got a conventional cancer diagnosis. The test determines if the DNA in blood plasma was shed by tumours based on precence of particular methyl groups. Read More »

Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead loved to play a particular arcade game at his local bar. When he found out he was terminally ill, the bar owner brought the game machine to Lemmy’s apartment so he could keep playing it at home.

Lemmy’s Last Days: How Metal Legend Celebrated 70th, Stared Down Cancer Lemmy concluded the final Motörhead tour on December 11th; two days later, he celebrated his coming 70th birthday with friends and admirers at L.A.’s Whisky a Go Go. Getty Images Two weekends before his death, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead was celebrating an unlikely milestone …

Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead loved to play a particular arcade game at his local bar. When he found out he was terminally ill, the bar owner brought the game machine to Lemmy’s apartment so he could keep playing it at home. Read More »

The little boy known as Batkid who “saved” San Francisco while battling leukemia in 2013 is now cancer free.

Batkid declared cancer-free 5 years after “saving” San Francisco “Batkid” in California declared cancer-free CBSN Live “Batkid” in California declared cancer-free Nov 14, 2018 00:20 buttons/button-playertray-rightbuttons/button-playertray-right Miles Scott was fighting leukemia when he suited up as five-year-old Batkid to battle Penguin and the Riddler in front of a crowd of thousands in San Francisco. He …

The little boy known as Batkid who “saved” San Francisco while battling leukemia in 2013 is now cancer free. Read More »

Scientists found cancer in a 1.7 million year old foot bone and a 2 million year old spine from two ancient hominin specimens in South Africa. Before these finds, the oldest dated cancer in a human was only 120,000 years old.

Scientists have found evidence of cancer in a foot bone and spine from two ancient hominin specimens in South Africa. A team of scientists from the the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute and the South African Centre for Excellence in PalaeoSciences made and recorded the discoveries, and they say the bones provide a …

Scientists found cancer in a 1.7 million year old foot bone and a 2 million year old spine from two ancient hominin specimens in South Africa. Before these finds, the oldest dated cancer in a human was only 120,000 years old. Read More »