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Infographic: A Brain Implant Stops Tumor Growth in Rats
The new, implantable device converts ultrasound waves into electrical energy inside the brain, interfering with tumor cell division.
Infographic: A Brain Implant Stops Tumor Growth in Rats
Infographic: A Brain Implant Stops Tumor Growth in Rats

The new, implantable device converts ultrasound waves into electrical energy inside the brain, interfering with tumor cell division.

The new, implantable device converts ultrasound waves into electrical energy inside the brain, interfering with tumor cell division.

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Implantable Device Zaps Cancer Cells Using Electric Fields
Holly Barker | Dec 12, 2022 | 3 min read
A wireless brain implant inhibits tumor growth in rats, overcoming many design flaws of current devices used to treat glioblastoma.
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Fusion with Spider Silk Increases Anticancer Protein’s Stability
Dan Robitzski | Jul 5, 2022 | 2 min read
Scientists found that combining the notoriously flimsy anticancer protein p53 with a domain from a spider silk protein resulted in a more stable hybrid that’s more potent and easier for cells to synthesize.
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Salty Diet Helps Gut Bugs Fight Cancer in Mice: Study
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Sep 20, 2021 | 4 min read
A high-salt diet suppressed the growth of tumors in a mouse model of melanoma, apparently because of an interplay between the gut microbiome and natural killer cells.
visualization of p53 protein interacting with its inhibitors MDM2 and MDMX
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Marcus A. Banks | Jul 29, 2021 | 4 min read
New experiments suggest the famous tumor-suppressing protein uses viral elements lingering in the genome to get cancerous cells to announce their presence to the immune system.
Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2018 | 10+ min read
Macrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017 | 1 min read
Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2017 | 1 min read
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Two-Faced RNAs
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The same microRNAs can have opposing roles in cancer.
Mining the Outliers
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015 | 4 min read
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Resisting Cancer
George Klein | Apr 1, 2015 | 9 min read
If one out of three people develops cancer, that means two others don’t. Understanding why could lead to insights relevant to prevention and treatment.
Tracking Miracles
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2015 | 1 min read
A panel of oncologists discusses cases of exceptional responders, or cancer patients whose tumors disappear after a brief period of chemotherapy.
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Tomasz M. Beer | Apr 1, 2013 | 4 min read
Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.
BRCA1 Further Elucidated
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Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.
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