Freezing Breast Tumors Helps Stop Cancer’s Spread in Mice, Study Finds

Freezing a cancer kills it in its place, and also appears to generate an immune response that helps stop the cancer's spread, leading to improved survival rates over surgery

Freezing Bone Cancer Tumors Reduces Pain, Study Shows

Cryoablation, a procedure most commonly associated with destroying kidney and prostate tumors by freezing them, has been shown to offer durable pain relief of cancer that has spread to bone

Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard For Destroying Small Tumors

Freezing kidney tumors should be the gold standard or first treatment option for all individuals with tumors that are 4 centimeters in size or smaller.

Shutting out Soft Tissue Cancers in the Cold

Cryotherapy, an interventional radiology treatment to freeze cancer tumors, may become the treatment of the future for cancer that has metastasized in soft tissues (such as ovarian cancer) and in bone tumors.

Freezing out Breast Cancer

Interventional radiologists have opened the door to an encouraging potential future treatment for the nearly 200,000 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States each year: image-guided, multiprobe cryotherapy.

Theoretical Model Clarifies the Low-Temperature Phase Behavior of Liquid Water

A theoretical study of the phase behaviour of liquid water at temperatures close to -100ºC has shown that the four possible scenarios identified to date are in fact specific cases in a more general model.

Why Some Insects Can Survive Freezing: Huge X-Ray Microscope Provides Clues

Using a microscope the size of a football field, researchers from The University of Western Ontario are studying why some insects can survive freezing, while others cannot.

Antifreeze Proteins Can Stop Ice Melt, New Study Finds

The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures

Why Some Antifreeze Proteins Inhibit Ice Growth Better Than Others

Antifreeze or “ice structuring” proteins – found in some fish, insects, plants, fungi and bacteria – attach to the surface of ice crystals to inhibit their growth and keep the host organism from freezing to death.

Scientists Isolate New Antifreeze Molecule in Alaska Beetle

Scientists have identified a novel antifreeze molecule in a freeze-tolerant Alaska beetle able to survive temperatures below minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Complications after cryosurgery with new miniature cryoprobes in long hollow bones: An animal trial

In vitro studies show that new miniature cryoprobes are suitable for cryoablation of bone tissue

Pollen Grain Study Yields New Picture Of Ice Age

Based on analyses of deposits of pollen grains, it is possible that all of Sweden was virtually free of ice for long periods during the latest ice age

Bacteria For Better Ice Cream And Artificial Snow No Longer Depends On Trek To Poles

The search for a type of bacteria that creates better ice cream and artificial snow has suddenly become a lot easier, thanks to a discovery by Queen's University biologist Virginia Walker.

Old Bones Unearth New Date For Giant Deer's Last Stand

A new investigation into extinctions caused by climate change has revealed that the giant deer, previously thought to have been wiped out by a cold spell 10,500 years ago, instead survived well into the modern era.

One Small Carnivore Survived The Last Ice Age In Ireland

You may well ask the question, where did the animals and plants of modern day Ireland and Britain come from?

A Survivor In Greenland: A Novel Bacterial Species Is Found Trapped In 120,000-year-old Ice

Scientists has discovered a new ultra-small species of bacteria that has survived for more than 120,000 years within the ice of a Greenland glacier at a depth of nearly two miles.

Scientists Use An 'Ice Lolly' To Find Polar Bacteria In Their Own Backyard

To study the bacteria which survive in extreme cold, scientists no longer have to go to extreme environments, such as Antarctic lakes and glaciers.

Bacteria In Ice May Record Climate Change

To many people, bacteria and climate change are like chalk and cheese: the smallest creature versus one of the biggest phenomena on earth.

Better antifreezes to preserve donor organs for transplantation

Chemists in Canada have developed a new approach for producing more effective medical antifreeze fluids for preserving kidneys, hearts, and other organs donated for transplantation.

Picking particles faster than one at a time

A new algorithm automatically and dependably selects images of molecules for 'crystallization in silico'