Breast cancer is rising among South Asians in US

Indian and Pakistani women with breast cancer are more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age and at more advanced stages of the disease, research finds.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
today ~6 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
today ~4 min

Tags: advanced-materials spotlight-on-future-therapeutics cancer

Silencing gene expression to cure complex diseases

Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~9 min

Tags: health medicine genetics cancer startups biology rna alzheimers data disease research drug-development school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae biological-engineering

Genes may help predict prostate cancer metastasis risk

Newly-discovered biomarkers can predict the probability that someone with prostate cancer will develop metastasis, including to the bone, researchers report.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: prostate-cancer genes health-and-medicine metastases

Genes may help predict prostate cancer metastasis risk

Newly-discovered biomarkers can predict the probability that someone with prostate cancer will develop metastasis, including to the bone, researchers report.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: prostate-cancer genes health-and-medicine metastases

Skin cells team up to stop moles turning into melanomas

New research upends ideas about why some moles become melanomas while others remain benign. The work could also pave the way for treatments.

Rahasson Ager - UC Irvine • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer skin melanoma health-and-medicine

To make mini-organs grow faster, give them a squeeze

Study finds that compressing cells, and crowding their contents, can coax them to grow and divide.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: genetics cancer biology research cells mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering

PFAS 'forever chemicals' are widespread and threaten human health – here's a strategy for protecting the public

PFAS chemicals are toxic, widespread and persistent in the environment, and the federal government has been slow to regulate them. A scientist explains why evaluating them one by one isn't working.

Carol Kwiatkowski, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cancer pollution water-pollution regulation us-environmental-protection-agency environmental-health pfas teflon pfoa dupont

How COVID-19 impacts cancer research and treatment

Study represents the most comprehensive scientific survey to date about the interrelationship between COVID-19 and cancer.

Rob Levy • harvard
Oct. 8, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-medicine dana-farber-cancer-institute

Why are bacteria all about the same size?

"Everywhere we see bacteria, they more or less have the same sizes and shapes." A new theory explains why.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer bacteria science-and-technology

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