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Pacman protein

... a signal - made by a gene called Rac-1 - that turns our own cells into the biological equivalent of a pacman ... to? Nasreen - So annually, we shed cells equivalent to our own body weight so that's a lot of cells and, of course, the ... get it. So what you're saying is that we are shedding our own body weights worth of cells every year but if we were to ...

Vaccinia, a pox virus particle.

Triggering the immune system to attack tumours

... rashes, and organ damage.  But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we'd have a way to ... David K. -   What we do is we get the body's own defence mechanism, the immune system, to turn its sights ... healthy tissues get hit too. But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we’d have a way ...

Electron microscopy of blood cells and platelets

Your Immune system vs Cancer

... scientists have begun looking into ways to help the body's own defenses fight back. When have a bacterial or viral ... Birmingham University, about their research on using our own immune systems to fight cancer... Scientists are looking into ways to help your own body fight back against cancer Your Immune system vs ...

Campylobacter bacteria are the number-one cause of food-related gastrointestinal illness in the UK. This scanning electron microscope image shows the characteristic spiral, or corkscrew, shape and related structures.

Gut bacteria affect response to cancer therapy

... we have trillions of bacteria; they actually outnumber our own normal cells by up to ten to one. And it’s becoming ... a digestion standpoint but they can actually influence our own immune system. So we studied a large group of patients ...

Dogs - Social animals

Contagious cancer steals DNA from host

... The majority of cancers we see arise from an individual's own cells, but in this dog tumour the cells from that ... If you can imagine that dogs usually carry around their own normal mitochondria, but these host mitochondria then ...

A dog

Going global

... The majority of cancers we see arise from an individual's own cells. But in this dog tumour, which emerged in one ... can imagine that usually, dogs would carry around their own normal mitochondria but these host mitochondria then ...

Pioneering Prosthetics - Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Surgery Hands Back Control

... Death Valley rocks that seem to move around on their own, and how re-routing nerves can allow amputees to move a ... Death Valley rocks that seem to move around on their own, and how re-routing nerves can allow amputees to move a ...

Mosquito Duets and Martian Rock & Roll

... can distract the brain, and how humans produce their own aspirin-like chemicals. This week's NewsFlash brings us ... distract the brain, and how humans produce their own aspirin-like chemicals. Mosquito Duets and Martian Rock & ...

couple holding each other close

Tanya: cancer and frozen embryos

... that’s it. I took the news of not being able to have my own kids worse than finding out I had cancer. Which is ... are other options, but I’ll never be able to have my own biological children and that absolutely crushed me. I ...

DNA structure

DNA Day: Hacking Genomes and Storing Data

... machinery of other organisms to make many copies of their own DNA, or DNA’s chemical cousin RNA. Now bacteria have ... have been able to attempt are now open to us. And my own research, for instance, I work on nematode C. elegans, ...

Brain scan

Fighting Brain Tumours with Artificial Antibodies

... do instead? Samuel - What we can do instead is to get your own body to fight the cancer, and the main part of the body ... to subvert the cancer tricking in order to get your own immune system to go ahead and attack the tumour again and ...

Cancer cells

Targeting cancer with cancer

... or self cells. These are collected from a patient's own tumour and modified in the culture dish to beef up their ... the TRAIL death signal and simultaneously deactivate their own sensitivity to it. The safety kill switch is added at the ...

HPV infected basal tissue

Developing the HPV Vaccine

... response to the vaccine, why can't you just use your own immune response to boot virus out? Margaret - Okay. This ... some women get it and others don't. Each cancer has its own profile, has its own risks, and these are different to a cancer in a different ...

Callyspongia sp. (Tube sponge) attracting cardinal fishes, golden sweepers and wrasses.

From Sea Bed to Bed Side - Searching for Medicines in the Oceans

... be farmed for food.  In cases of sea squirts eating their own bacteria, that's a known phenomenon, but in terms of the ... So the next step is really to think about using nature's own methods of hijacking those to make the compounds that you ...

Mythconceptions: Sharks don't get cancer

... research into ways to stop cancers growing their own blood supply, a process known as angiogenesis, which ...

A molecular model of a fragment of DNA

Self-healing skin tumour could shed light on more common cancers

... large flat tumours on the skin which heal up of their own accord, leaving disfiguring scars but no other lasting ...

A Tasmanian devil

Drugs combating cancer in Tasmanian devils

... - and literally implants - some of the tumour from its own mouth into the face of another devil. The tumours avoid ...

Could CRISPR be used to fight cancer?

... edit in those precise faults that you do see in people's own genomes and patient's genomes, and really start to see ...

Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia CIN2

Cancer and Immunity

... system attack the tumour because they are after all your own cells? Richard -   That's a really puzzling thing about ...

this is a picture of a syringe and needle

In-situ cancer vaccine knocks out lymphoma

... cells as a threat, because they are still the body’s own cells and can escape immune surveillance. The new ...

Cancer cells in culture

How do cancer cells survive?

... for the cell itself, so they end up dying of their own mutations. Very, very rarely, you get this perfect storm ...

Pregnant abdomen

High fat pregnancy diet cancer risk

... generations of DNA are present in a pregnant mother: her own DNA, the DNA of the daughter in her womb, and the DNA in ...

Pancreatic cancer with resident bacteria (stained for LPS)

Bacteria deactivate cancer drugs

... even inside cancer cells themselves, and then use their own metabolic machinery to break down anti-cancer drugs and ...

One of the mutation sequences which formed part of the study

New Ideas in Cancer

... cures. Meanwhile, Dave tells you how to make your own electric slime. This week new research into cancers, how ...