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Cancer evolution is an example of competitive evolution. It is a warning that competition (darwinian evolution) is not the way to further evolution. Understand this for the sake of our planet and ourselves...
As a book on cancer evolution, the selfish cell deals with innovative concepts in evolutionary biology. Additionally, new ideas on cancer treatments are forwarded to researchers.

energy restriction therapy

ecology of cancer promises new treatments

cancer ecology

In a very recent review in the prestigious journal Nature Cancer Reviews USA ecologists and bioinformatics propose a recent theory which could inspire better ways for the treatment of cancer.

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what do we know about evolution?

What do we know about biological evolution?

After eight years spent studying a 1.8-million-year-old skull uncovered in the Republic of Georgia, scientists have made a discovery that may rewrite the evolutionary history of our human genus Homo. It would be a simpler story with fewer ancestral species.

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mitochondrion: the crossroad

A paper in pubmed  contains a new mechanistic explanation on how the mitochondria are involved in cancer and other serious diseases.

The study is entitled: "Mitochondrial metabolism, redox signaling, and fusion: a mitochondria-ROS-HIF-1alpha-Kv1.5 O2-sensing pathway at the intersection of pulmonary hypertension and cancer."

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Stem cells mitocondria in cancer

A recent research indicates that the tumorigenic potential of stem cells depend on the degree of activation of their mitochondria. Recent additional data indicate that somatic cells could even become stem cells at the advancing front of carcinomas..maybe dependently on the status of their mitochondria?

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Groundbreaking insight in biology?

A few times ago, surfing the internet, I hit a real groundbreaking piece of information. After that, I attempted a few experiments in my own lab. Today, I must admit, I am not finished with speculations about that topic. My data cannot confirm nor discredit what Dr. Douglas Robinson, as the author of this original research and relative patent, allegedly affirms.

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newsflash

Fighting cancer with dietary changes

dietary changes

Calorie restriction, a kind of dieting in which food intake is decreased by a certain percentage, is a way to help people live longer. This is old trivia, apparently.

Now, hear up! Scientists have just started making this same discovery..

Once laughing at such trivialities, they are proudly presenting them.

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ecology of cancer promises new treatments

cancer ecology

In a very recent review in the prestigious journal Nature Cancer Reviews USA ecologists and bioinformatics propose a recent theory which could inspire better ways for the treatment of cancer.

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Transmissible cancer

A study in the scientific journal Science describes a form of cancer that is transmissible among dogs. This could open up to speculations about trasmissibility of cancer in general. Are there now more concerns than it is usually appraised..

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experimental models of cancer research

 

A fundamental limitation in cancer research is that results obtained in animal models seldom are repeatable in humans. A huge amount of resources so far have been used to find cures for mice, rats and other animals employed in research just to find out at the end of years of research that in humans the story ended up differently. And from an ethical point of view, how much suffering have been caused to innocent animal creatures for nothing more than speculative knowledge?

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