Tradewind BioScience attacks the physiology of tumors to treat cancer

Cancer remains the one counterpoint to the march of medical progress that has scored human history over the last 200 years. Last year 600,920 people in the U.S. died from cancer, and another 1.7 milli

All-star team of synthetic biologists raise $53 million for cancer therapy startup Senti

A who’s-who from the world of synthetic biological research have come together to launch Senti Biosciences with $53 million in funding from a slew of venture capital investors. Led by Tim Lu, a

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more -- in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure c

NIH study links cell phone radiation to cancer in male rats

New studies from the National Institutes of Health — specifically the National Toxicology Program — find that cell phone radiation is potentially linked with certain forms of cancer, but they're f

Ourotech is taking the guesswork out of cancer treatment

Every day spent with late stage cancer matters — that’s why it’s so important to get treatments right the first time. Unfortunately, despite having dozens of cancer treatments availa

Doctor Hazel uses AI to try to determine if you have skin cancer

Doctor Hazel spent the last 24 hours at TechCrunch Disrupt’s SF 2017 hackathon working on an interesting idea to use artificial intelligence to detect cancerous moles. Software engineer Mike Bor

Cambridge Cancer Genomics offers a better way to gauge effective cancer treatments

Through a combination of new sensing technology and machine learning, Cambridge Cancer Genomics has developed a technique that can identify how well cancer treatments are working. That's incredibly im

Color Genomics goes beyond cancer with a test for heart health

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death in the United States. So far, Color Genomics has been focused on testing for mutations leading to a higher risk of certain cancers. But, to

‘Quora for cancer’ startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

TheMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. It has now raised $1.5 million nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

Dr. Karim Galil was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of all the clinical trials touting one solution or another. Los

GE and the Mayo Clinic back software to bring cancer-fighting gene therapies to market

While $5.7 billion was invested in companies developing cellular and genetic therapies, and with 800 clinical trials initiated worldwide and the first two CAR-T cell therapies expected to launch into

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment

Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker's Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to treatments that target the

Early cancer detection startup GRAIL closes on $900 million in Series B funding

Life sciences startups need a whole lot more cash than most and that’s certainly true for GRAIL, a cancer detection startup trying to figure out a way to find the “emperor of all maladies&

Cambridge is giving cancer the 3D VR treatment

It's always good to hear that scientists are bringing the latest technology to the fight against cancer, but virtual reality doesn't seem like an obvious addition to the arsenal. Yet it's VR and 3D vi

Your smartphone could soon be the first step for diagnosing skin cancer

If caught early, skin cancer isn’t particularly deadly. But unfortunately for many, signs and symptoms go unnoticed until health has irreversibly deteriorated. Research findings published in Nat

Using data science to beat cancer

The complexity of seeking a cure for cancer has vexed researchers for decades. While they’ve made remarkable progress, they are still waging a battle uphill as cancer remains one of the leading caus

Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

The early cancer screening startup Grail plans to raise more than $1 billion in Series B financing, possibly up to $1.8 billion. While the company doesn’t want to name investor names, only menti

Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

Cancerous tumors carry certain markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work

Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats

A major study conducted by the National Toxicology Program has found a slight, but significant, positive correlation between radio-frequency radiation exposure (like that given off by phones) and cert

Reshaping human health and changing lives through gene editing

Gene editing is going to fundamentally change our lives and how we traditionally think about health throughout the first half of the 21st century. The question isn’t "When will gene editing become a
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