cancer

A 250MP Camera Designed To Spot Early Signs Of Skin Cancer

To help speed up screenings for spotting melanoma, the most deadliest type of skin cancer, dermatologists already use digital cameras with wide-angle lenses to capture images of a patient’s body. But to ensure there’s enough resolution to zoom in close and visually examine a specific area researchers at Duke University have developed a 250-megapixel camera that provides extremely detailed views of a patient’s skin.


Engineered Yoghurt Could Save You From Cancer

Yogurt, it turns out, might not just be good for you from a nutritional point of view. In fact, engineered yogurt bacteria could make spotting cancer as easy as taking a pregnancy test.


The Australian Cancer-Spotting Smartphone Camera Inspired By Shrimps

The lengthy wait for a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most stressful periods of the illness. But what if you could diagnose yourself, without the need for a doctor, in an instant, with a smartphone camera? That’s what researchers at the University of Queensland are hoping to make possible, with the mantis shrimp acting as the team’s unlikely inspiration.


Scientists Are Using Anthrax To Cure Cancer

“You need some anthrax” is probably not the diagnosis you’d like to hear from your family doctor; but if one MIT team has their way, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.


This Sci-Fi Short Will Have You Rooting For A World-Destroying Menace

There’s a mysterious blue goo wreaking havoc on this blob-shaped society. It’s creating panic and terror. Nobody knows how to stop it. And by the end of It’s Payback Time, you’ll realise why that wholesale destruction is the happiest ending you could ever want.


These Alien Skyscrapers Will Rest On The Site Of An Old Uranium Plant In Brisbane

The Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Zaha Hadid just released images of her latest design — three matching towers for Brisbane’s waterfront — and they look nothing short of alien. Which feels oddly appropriate, since the skyscrapers are also supposed to sit on potentially radioactive land.


Australian Court Decides That Breast Cancer Mutation Gene Can Be Patented

The Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia has today decided that a private company is within its rights to hold a patent on a specific mutation in a breast cancer gene, which experts say could lead to a derailment of research and an eventual cure.


Watch Cancer Cells Scurrying Over The Surface Of A Microchip

Watching cancer cells scurrying across the surface of a microchip is mesmerising. Most of them plod along together and make steady progress. Others break off and aggressively cover large distances. Scientists say that this ability to actually see the cancer cells advance will be useful to figure out how to stop them once and for all.


A Common Bacteria Can Be Injected Directly Into Tumours To Fight Cancer

In its natural form, Clostridium novyi is at best benign (it lives in the soil) and at worst harmful (it can cause infections). But a slightly modified version of the bacterium could be a completely new treatment for cancer. Injecting thousands of spores of a modified C. novyi into rats, dogs, and one human patient shrank or even eradicated their tumors.


Trojan Horse Gold Particles Could Finally Treat Brain Tumours

Glioblastoma multiforme is a cancer that’s as deadly as it sounds. It’s the most common and aggressive brain tumour in adults that’s especially difficult to remove surgically — but we now have a technique to treat it.


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