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Ten Minute Sabbatical
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse

precision medicine
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Study Nearly Doubles Known Cancer-Linked Mutational Signatures
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2022 | 2 min read
Analyzing the whole genome sequences of more than 18,000 tumors, researchers catalog nearly 60 new patterns of mutations that could inform cancer treatment.
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New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
Abby Olena | Jun 17, 2021 | 4 min read
Some of the blood specimens collected in the United States for the NIH’s All of Us research program starting on January 2, 2020, have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
Leveraging the Microbiome to Break Down Tumor Resistance
Leveraging the Microbiome to Break Down Tumor Resistance
The Scientist Creative Services Team and PerkinElmer | 1 min read
Mat Robinson and Mark Tangney discuss how enhancing the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors improves patient outcomes.
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Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019 | 5 min read
Sensors encapsulated with oral chemotherapy drugs help patients and physicians keep track of treatments.
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Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Learn about hot topics in organoid research
Next-Level Organoids
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Researchers use organoid cultures in unique ways to study health and disease.
Opinion: Applying AI to Clinical Care Is Key to Individualized Medicine
Opinion: Applying AI to Clinical Care Is Key to Individualized Medicine
Eric Topol | Jul 15, 2019 | 3 min read
Not only can artificial intelligence revolutionize healthcare, it could help restore the doctor-patient relationship.
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Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019 | 4 min read
The three-dimensional cell cultures are still in the development phase, but researchers are excited about their use to predict patients’ responses to various treatment options.
Understanding Stem Cells, One Cell at a Time
Understanding Stem Cells, One Cell at a Time
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
An expert panel will discuss how access to single-cell resolution has shed new light on stem cell behavior and differentiation mechanisms.
Topol on Deep Medicine
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019 | 1 min read
Eric Topol, founder and director of Scripps Research Translational Institute and Reading Frames author, discusses the future of the doctor-patient bond in an era of artificial intelligence–driven medicine.
Orkin on Childhood Cancer
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019 | 1 min read
This month’s Profilee, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher Stuart Orkin, talks about treating kids with cancer and other blood disorders.
A Scientific Figure of Speech
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Scientific Figure of Speech
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 1 min read
Beate Peter shares how her “scientific bilingualism” is the driving force behind her philosophy of science.
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.
FDA Approves Oral Drug for Fabry Disease
Ashley Yeager | Aug 13, 2018 | 2 min read
The medicine increases the activity of a deficient enzyme in certain patients with the condition.
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Nurturing Early Language Skills Prevents the Behavioral Expression of a Genetic Trait
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 4 min read
A new precision medicine approach is making life sweeter for infants unable to metabolize milk sugar.
Companies to Help People Sell or Rent Out Their Health Data
Catherine Offord | Jun 5, 2018 | 2 min read
Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018 | 2 min read
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 
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New Patient Tumor Cell Models Rapidly Predict Cancer Therapy Outcomes
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | 4 min read
A new benchtop microfluidic device generates patient-derived tumor micro-organospheres that allow for real-time cancer therapy decisions.
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
Catherine Offord | Apr 12, 2018 | 2 min read
A preliminary clinical trial finds that the personalized therapy improves survival rates and has no severe side-effects.