Anti-diarrhea drug drives cancer cells to cell death. In cell culture, loperamide, a drug commonly used against diarrhea, proves effective against glioblastoma cells. A research team has now unraveled the drug's mechanisms of action of cell death induction and - in doing so - has shown how this compound could help attack brain tumors that otherwise are difficult to treat. Source 8n.
Killing cancer by unleashing the body's own immune system. The body's immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body's immune system. Now, a researcher might have found a new way to help the body's immune system get past that deception and destroy the cancer. Source 1n.