Another common bacteria implicated in stomach cancer

A common, usually harmless bacteria have a significant role in causing stomach cancer, a new study has found. It joins the better-known, at least in medical circles, H. pylori bacteria as a known cancer risk. Researchers identified the bacteria’s mecha… Continue reading Another common bacteria implicated in stomach cancer

Genetic variants link meat consumption to increased bowel cancer risk

Aware of the link between eating red and processed meat and the incidence of colorectal cancer but not the biological basis for it, researchers have now identified two genetic markers that may explain it. Understanding the disease process and the genes… Continue reading Genetic variants link meat consumption to increased bowel cancer risk

Chemotherapy brain fog cleared with simple light and sound treatment

MIT scientists have shown in mice that a simple light and sound exposure therapy can reduce symptoms of 'chemo brain,' the cognitive issues that arise during chemotherapy

If you or someone you know has gone through chemotherapy, you might be familiar with the side effect commonly called ‘chemo brain.’ Scientists have now demonstrated a simple way to protect brain cells from damage using flashing lights and sounds at a certain frequency.

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Cancer vaccine for dogs almost doubles survival rates in clinical trial

The biggest tragedy of pet ownership is that they just don’t live long enough. Thankfully scientists are working on that, with a new cancer vaccine for dogs that almost doubles their survival rates in the face of certain types of the disease.Continue R… Continue reading Cancer vaccine for dogs almost doubles survival rates in clinical trial

Potato chip breakthrough crunches cancer risk for healthier snack

In what many of us would consider a true public service to one of the world’s best food groups, scientists have flicked the switch on a mechanism that causes cold-stored potatoes to produce the carcinogen acrylamide. Growing these genetically tinkered … Continue reading Potato chip breakthrough crunches cancer risk for healthier snack

Stubborn liver cancer may have met its match in century-old TB vaccine

A single injection of the 102-year-old tuberculosis vaccine, BCG, has proven effective at triggering an immune response in mice and shrank their liver cancer tumors, according to research by UC Davis Health. The findings suggest that BCG might be an al… Continue reading Stubborn liver cancer may have met its match in century-old TB vaccine

Radioactive ‘fruit sugar’ lights up cancer and inflammation

A radioactive form of fructose, a natural sugar found in fruit, given to mice lit up areas of cancer and inflammation on a diagnostic medical scan. The researchers say the approach makes diseases easier to spot than current techniques and opens the doo… Continue reading Radioactive ‘fruit sugar’ lights up cancer and inflammation

11 trailblazers on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

February 11 marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a United Nations initiative to both celebrate groundbreaking talent in their respective fields and to recognize ongoing gender-based challenges.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: ST… Continue reading 11 trailblazers on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

11 trailblazers on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

February 11 marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a United Nations initiative to both celebrate groundbreaking talent in their respective fields and to recognize ongoing gender-based challenges.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: ST… Continue reading 11 trailblazers on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

Model tumors identify best drugs for bowel cancer before treatment

Researchers have created model tumors using the tissues of patients with advanced bowel cancer and used them to predict how the disease will respond to specific drug therapies – before treatment begins. Found to be 83% accurate, the pioneering approach… Continue reading Model tumors identify best drugs for bowel cancer before treatment