The naked mole rat: not just a pretty face

Monday, 28 October 2013

This peculiar animal hardly ages and never gets cancer. What is its secret?


Young girl’s ‘cure’ signals new path against cancer

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 - 1 comment

Emily Whitehead is kind of a big deal. At age seven, she is the only child to have beaten back leukemia with the help of a new treatment that turned her own immune cells into targeted cancer killers.

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Oesophageal cancer genetic code unravelled

Monday, 25 March 2013

Scientists have found mutations in 26 genes that may cause oesophageal cancer – a breakthrough they hope will lead to new drugs for the deadly and increasingly frequent disease.

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The future of you

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.

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Marijuana may be more damaging than thought

Friday, 14 August 2009 - 41 comments

Marijuana smoke harms cells and DNA more than tobacco smoke does, while tobacco causes more intensive damage to chromosome structure, new research reports.


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