Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
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A new kind of smart toilet can check users for diseases using a variety of biomarkers. It even comes with an ID scanner and can send data to the cloud.
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A protein that regulates cell death is key to protecting the intestines against intestinal cancer, but it can also amp tumors up.
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Women have a lower rate of colon cancer than men but a higher prevalence of the right-sided type that comes with a 20% increased risk of death.
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Combining a drug that blocks one protein and radiation therapy could be an effective treatment for colorectal cancer, research with mice shows.
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The jump in colorectal cancer diagnoses between 49 and 50 years old may back up calls to screen patients at 45 instead of 50.
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A new method that provides accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer identified tumors with 100% accuracy in a new pilot study.
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Two genes that appear to help intestinal stem cells burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to new research.
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A mail-in stool test kit every year or a colonoscopy every decade? Choices don't increase rates of colorectal cancer screening, research finds.
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