Here come the DNA robots

Researchers today unveiled a DNA nanorobot that can track down leukemia cells and kill them on sight, unleashing a therapeutic payload that causes the cancerous cells to self-destruct. Incredibly, this molecular assassin can accomplish this assignment while leaving healthy cells unharmed. » 2/17/12 8:45am 2/17/12 8:45am

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Breakthrough treatment could fight both leukemia and breast cancer

A new avenue of treatment could fight two of the most prominent cancers — effectively hitting both leukemia and breast cancer. We could soon be inhibiting tumor growth by targeting a single protein, and this could revolutionize treatments of both diseases. Two papers published this week in the Journal of Experimental… » 1/27/12 11:00am 1/27/12 11:00am

The cure for leukemia might be found in fish oil

One of the most difficult forms of cancer to cure is a type of leukemia known as chronic myelogenous leukemia. While current treatments can keep it at bay, the cancer's drug-resistant stem cells mean a relapse is potentially always imminent. » 12/22/11 5:00pm 12/22/11 5:00pm