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HHS Updates Carcinogens List

By | October 3, 2014

Four chemicals are added to the official US catalog of potential cancer-causing substances.

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Recruiting Anthrax to Oncology

By | September 26, 2014

In the latest development in trying to use Bacillus anthracis to kill cancer, researchers send “antibody mimics” inside tumor cells.

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Small Wonders

By | September 11, 2014

Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize.

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Watson to Match Patients to Clinical Trials

By | September 8, 2014

IBM’s cognitive computer will be individualizing trial plans for cancer patients at the Mayo Clinic.

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FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug

By | September 8, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to pit a patient’s own immune system against her cancer.

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Subglacial Ecosystem

By | August 22, 2014

Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.

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Pioneering Cancer Researcher Dies

By | August 6, 2014

Emmanuel Farber, past American Association for Cancer Research president who advanced fundamental understanding of chemical carcinogenesis, has passed away at age 95.

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Super Sniffers?

By | July 24, 2014

African elephants have more genes for olfactory receptors than dogs or humans, a study shows. 

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Flipped Fat-burning Linked to Cancer Cachexia

By | July 22, 2014

Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients.

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Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly

By | July 10, 2014

The effects of neonicotinoid use on insect populations appear to be rippling through the food chain, scientists show.

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