Researchers are developing potent but low-inflammatory mRNA cancer vaccine vectors

Lipid nanoparticle (LNP)-based messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines have recently emerged as a promising strategy for the prevention and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. LNPs are carriers that safely and effectively deliver nucleic acid vaccines, eliciting a strong immune response. A milestone is the clinical use of leading LNP mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, which … Read more

The surprising fruit that could help protect your skin from sunburn

According to a new study, eating 60 grapes a day can prevent you from burning out. Scientists found that people who ate three-quarters of a container every day for two weeks had better protection against skin damage from ultraviolet light. Polyphenols naturally occurring in the fruits are believed to be responsible for resistance. Lead author … Read more

Research reports high rates of complications, readmissions in patients undergoing abdominal stoma surgery

Patients undergoing abdominal surgery for ostomy placement have a high rate of hospitalizations and emergency room visits—often with stoma-related complications, reports a study in the November/December issue of the journal. Journal of wound, stoma and continence carethe official journal of the Wound, Stoma and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society. The Magazine of WOCN® is published in … Read more

Higher incidence of C. glabrata bloodstream infections in patients with diabetes points to possible resistance to fluconazole

In a recent study published in the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburghresearchers analyzed data collected over a decade to understand the clinical features, epidemiology, outcomes and management of the bloodstream Candida infections in diabetic patients. Study: Epidemiology, management and outcome of candidaemia in patients with diabetes. Image credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background … Read more

A moderate level of physical activity increases breast cancer survival

Physical activity may provide some degree of protection against the development of breast cancer; however, the impact of physical activity following a breast cancer diagnosis remains unknown. Previous studies suggest that both heavy and moderate exercise have similar benefits on breast cancer incidence; however, there is limited data on survival outcomes. A recent letter published … Read more

USask researchers discover possible new treatment for brain cancer

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered new chemotherapy that allows a drug to be delivered directly into the tumor. Dr. Mike Moser wanted to develop a new method to kill brain cancer cells while preserving the surrounding tissue. “But the results we found were that when we used an IRE-like machine on cells, … Read more

Dr. Alnajjar tells FEMAIL about underlying conditions that can cause erectile dysfunction

It can feel humiliating or embarrassing to suffer from erectile dysfunction – despite the fact that half of the UK’s male population aged between 40 and 70 suffers from it. But experts have now revealed that the condition may have darker implications, manifesting as a possible symptom of serious problems such as heart disease or … Read more

I was diagnosed and “cured” of lung cancer on the same day

A grandmother in Texas was diagnosed and cured of lung cancer on the same day. April Boudreau, 61, awoke after a local anesthetic to find that a tumor in her lungs had been identified — and removed — all at once. “You pinch yourself because you can’t believe it’s true,” she told the Daily Mail. … Read more

Has the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing racial disparities in the diagnosis of various cancers?

In a recent study published in Cancer medicineresearchers examined whether differences in the presentation of prostate, lung, colorectal, and late-stage breast cancers associated with race were exacerbated during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the stage of breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer when diagnosed by race. Image … Read more

MYC proteins form hollow spheres that shield the genome of cancer cells

MYC genes and their proteins play a central role in the onset and development of nearly all cancers. They stimulate the uncontrolled growth and altered metabolism of tumor cells. And they help tumors hide from the immune system. MYC proteins also show an activity that was previously unknown – and which is now opening new … Read more