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The Forces of Cancer

A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.

Microbes Meet Cancer

Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.

The Two Faces of Fish Oil

The discovery of a tumor-protecting role for a fatty acid found in fish oil has sparked debate about the product’s safety.

Fighting Cancer with Infection, 1891

William Coley pioneered extraordinary methods to treat cancer.

Parallel Plagues

Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Donor bacteria coexist with a recipient’s own for three months after a fecal transplant.

image: Opinion: Share Data for All Diseases

Opinion: Share Data for All Diseases

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Along with his recent $250 million donation to cancer research, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker emphasized the importance of data sharing.

Sperm-binding, peptide–coated beads work as an implantable contraception device in mice and as a means of selecting human sperm for assisted reproduction techniques, researchers show. 

Researchers map the mental semantic systems of podcast listeners.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

A 2015 ancient DNA study determined that the 8,500-year-old skeletal remains belonged to an individual of Native American ancestry. Now, the US Army Corp of Engineers has begun the process of returning the bones to their rightful owners.

The reprogrammed germ-like cells were unable to fertilize eggs, however. 

Infusing anti-HIV antibodies provides macaques with protection against infection for up to six months, according to a study.

A look at how the brain processes language; donor fecal microbes coexist with recipient’s own for months; prion-like proteins in plants; telomere length and aging  

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April 2016

Issue Cover: Cancer's Grip

Cancer cells exhibit altered metabolic processes that may serve as promising targets for new therapies.

Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.

A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.

Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.

Multimedia

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This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics

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