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Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017

The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.

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By implanting patient- or rodent-derived mini-guts into mice, scientists can rapidly create more-accurate murine models of the disease


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Infographic: Proteasome Basics

By John Hines and Craig M. Crews | May 1, 2017

The structure and function of the cell's protein-degrading machine


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Consilience, Episode 3: Cancer, Obscured

By Ben Andrew Henry | April 14, 2017

Ben Henry explores the science behind a deep-fried cancer scare and traditional treatments that may shrink tumors.


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Speaking of Cancer Research

By Jef Akst | April 5, 2017

Notable quotes from this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

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Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers

By Jef Akst | April 4, 2017

Childhood cancer survivors with mutations in certain cancer-risk genes have a higher risk of developing additional neoplasms later in life, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.


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Fat’s Influence on Cancer

By Jef Akst | April 3, 2017

Researchers at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting discuss the roles of adipose tissue and inflammation in the growth and spread of tumors.


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Cancer Genomes

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2017

April Scientist to Watch Angela Brooks of the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses her search to find vulnerabilities buried within the genomes of cancer cells.


In the middle of the 20th century, the National Cancer Institute began testing plant extracts for chemotherapeutic potential—helping to discover some drugs still in use today.


Despite an overall decrease in the number of US cancer deaths, some cancer types are on the rise, and disparities remain between genders and ethnicities.


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