Breakthroughs in nanotechnology could lead to a medical revolution, with treatments for everything from cancer to asthma.
A breakthrough study found that a combination of cancer drugs radically shrunk breast cancer tumors just 11 days after diagnosis.
[DIGEST: The Guardian, Science, The Atlantic, Eureka Alert] Personalized gene therapy to fight cancer? The potential is there, and it’s game-changing. Malignant tumors are notoriously hard to fight. Cancerous cells mutate, distinguishing them from normal, healthy cells. The mutations change molecules called neoantigens, which create a sort of red flag that tells the immune system … Continued
Digest: [BBC; NYTimes; LATimes] Just days after the release of his newest album, Blackstar, legendary rockstar David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016. He reportedly lost an 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie was 69. A brief statement posted on his Facebook page early Monday morning reads: “January 10 2016 – David Bowie died … Continued
A Pittsburgh University team recently conducted a study in an attempt to lower the risk of cancer by observing various eating habits. The focus was particularly on African Americans, given that population’s historically high rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. (The article notes that heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are among the top … Continued