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Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

By Kerry Grens | May 3, 2015

Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.

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Bees Drawn to Pesticides

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2015

One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.

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The Scientist on the Pulse, April 23

By Kerry Grens | April 23, 2015

Hot topics in cancer research from the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

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The Lasting Effects of Obesity

By Kerry Grens | April 23, 2015

Losing weight does not mitigate the effects of obesity on tumor development in mice.

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Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 22, 2015

Two teams have developed tumor-implantable drug delivery devices to study real-time responses to multiple therapies in cancer patients.

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Circadian Responses to Chemo

By Kerry Grens | April 21, 2015

After exposure to curcumin, rat cancer cell populations undergo a daily cycle of cell death.

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A National Cancer Institute model forecasts a marked increase in estrogen receptor-positive tumors among older women by 2030.

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Time Bungles Precision Medicine

By Kerry Grens | April 20, 2015

Personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful, according to a small clinical trial.

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Study: Aspirin Reduces Cancer Risk

By Bob Grant | April 20, 2015

The largest and longest study of long-term, regular aspirin use finds that the drug may lead to a modestly reduced risk for some types of gastrointestinal cancers.

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Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation

By Jef Akst | April 17, 2015

A newly discovered protein promotes immunity to viruses and cancer by triggering the production of cytotoxic T cells.

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