Tagged: Cancer

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

Doctors can potentially spot tumors before they take root then deliver a kind of preemptive immunotherapy strike. Immunotherapy is the use of drugs to stimulate the body’s natural immune system. Given enough warning, such...

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

As we get older, NAD+ levels decrease, allowing DNA damage to build up. These mutations aren’t a direct cause of the progressive deterioration associated with aging.  Cells cope with the damage by turning on the...

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Many infections cause more severe illness in men than women. Men infected with tuberculosis are 1.5 times more likely to die than women; men infected with human papillomavirus are five times more likely to...

Your vitamin D tests and supplements are probably a waste of money

Your vitamin D tests and supplements are probably a waste of money

As the interest in and testing for vitamin D has exploded, researchers have been wondering why so many people bother. Most of us actually get enough vitamin D without even trying. No high-quality study...

Bad Luck Causes Most Cancer, New Study Finds

Bad Luck Causes Most Cancer, New Study Finds

Mutation, which drives cancer, is actually totally normal. In fact, its the engine of evolution–if not for mutation, our genes wouldn’t make the random changes that once in a while end up giving us...

China Used Crispr to Fight Cancer in a Real, Live Human

China Used Crispr to Fight Cancer in a Real, Live Human

DO YOU REMEMBER President-elect Trump holding forth on the campaign trail about “China beating us at our own game”? Well, it’s true, as long as the game in question is editing human DNA using Crispr/Cas9. China is...

Cancer Constellation: Facts About the Crab

Cancer Constellation: Facts About the Crab

Cancer is visible in the Northern Hemisphere in the early spring. It can be seen in the Southern Hemisphere during autumn. The Cancer constellation occupies an area of 506 square degrees. Cancer contains two...

Two baby girls with leukemia ‘cured’ using gene-editing therapy

Two baby girls with leukemia ‘cured’ using gene-editing therapy

The baby girls were both given the experimental treatment only as a last resort, but clinical trials of the therapy are now getting underway in children and adults in the UK. An 11-month-old girl...