Oncology & Cancer

How an idea from a lab may change cancer treatments

In recent years, researchers have begun to fight cancer by genetically engineering a patient's own immune system to target the disease. Quad Technologies, a company that grew out of a Northeastern research lab, has been developing ...

Neuroscience

Mapping of magnetic particles in the human brain

Many living organisms, such as migratory birds, are thought to possess a magnetotactic sense, which enables them to respond to the Earth's magnetic field. Whether or not humans are capable of sensing magnetism is the subject ...

Medical research

New effort to find why replacement hips and knees go bad

A Case Western Reserve University chemistry professor has begun imbedding magnetic nanoparticles in the toughest of plastics to understand why more than 40,000 Americans must replace their knee and hip replacements annually.

Oncology & Cancer

Hunting for the last remaining tumour cell

The 7.5 millilitres of blood contained in a standard sample tube is not nearly enough to detect circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in the blood of patients with metastatic breast cancer, prostate cancer, or colorectal cancer ...

Cardiology

Tiny magnetic particles may help assess heart treatments

Tiny magnetic particles may help doctors track cells in the body to better determine if treatments work, according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.