• HIV/AIDS: Progress and Promise in Stem Cell Research

    CIRM has funded two HIV/AIDS Disease Teams led by scientists at UCLA and the City of Hope who are focused on stem cell transplant strategies that promise a long lasting resistance to HIV.

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  • Robert Gorter visited India for 2 intense weeks of conferences and seminars

    Robert Gorter visited India and after 2 intense weeks of conferences and seminars, various newspapers have highlighted Dr. Gorter’s work and achievements.

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  • US Panel Says No to Prostate Screening for Healthy Men

    U.S. Panel Says No to Prostate Screening for Healthy Men! Healthy men should no longer receive a P.S.A. blood test to screen for prostate cancer because the test does not save lives over all and often leads to more tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain, impotence and incontinence in many, a key government health panel has decided.

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  • Revolutionary discoveries about the immune system

    Revolutionary discoveries about the immune system were made by this year’s Nobel Laureates. The discoveries that are awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize have provided novel insights into the activation and regulation of our immune system. They have made possible the development of new methods for preventing and treating disease, for instance with improved vaccines against infections and in attempts to stimulate the immune system to attack tumors.

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  • Ralph Steinman News

    Dendritic Cell Scientist Wins Nobel Prize!

    Dendritic Cell Scientist Wins Nobel Prize! Dendritic cell research got a boost when Ralph Steinman won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

    Sadly, Steinman did not live long enough to receive the Prize, he passed away just three days before the Nobel Prize was announced. In 1973 Ralph Steinman and Zanvil Cohn published the first paper describing the discovery of dendritic cells in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Cohn died in 1993 at the age of 66. In the paper Steinman and Cohn wrote, “morphological observations, both in vivo and in vitro, indicate that these novel cells can assume a variety of branching forms, and constantly extend and retract many fine cell processes.

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Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? (Scientific American article)

We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer (New York Times article)

Do night lights cause cancer?

How heat helps kill cancer: An article about Local Hyperthermia

Healing Heat: harnassing infection to fight cancer – article in „American Scientist”

Cancer research: how to prevent and treat cancer (TEDMED 2010)

Long term non-progressors – HIV

Provenge, first autologous cellular immunotherapy to prolong survival in prostate cancer

Applying What We Know to Accelerate Cancer Prevention

Cancer prevention, treatment, choices and hope

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