cancer

Molecular Signatures Are Redefining Cancer Treatment

New studies demonstrate that treating cancer based on its molecular vulnerabilities, rather than where it originated, could translate to better outcomes for patients

Plastics: “The New Coal”

Plastics have yielded life-saving medical advances, supercharged technological advancements, helped send us to space, and transformed our lives in innumerable ways. But they are poisoning our people and our planet.

Most Genome Data Comes from White Folks. Scientists Are Trying to Fix That.

With a new genome sequence, more diverse data sets, and population-specific projects, scientists are making progress in representing humanity’s real DNA diversity.

A Promising Vaccine Candidate for the Immunocompromised

Millions of people with weakened immune systems are poorly protected against Covid by current vaccines. Scientists in Germany have developed a new vaccine intended especially for them.

A Breakthrough Cancer Therapy Targets Autoimmune Diseases

CAR T therapies juice the immune system. In cancer, they have cured patients who had little hope for survival. Now scientists are asking "What else can they do?"

Why the Chemical Industry Is an Overlooked Climate Foe — and What to Do About It

It’s time to overhaul the chemical industry — for the sake of fenceline communities and the rest of the planet.

Blood Test Shows Promise for Detecting Cancer Far Earlier

Scientists in Ontario used machine learning techniques to find telltale signs of cancer in blood samples that were collected up to seven years prior to conventional diagnosis.

Research Project Seeks Cancer’s Achilles Heel

By looking at cancer as an engineering problem instead of a medical one, scientists are homing in on vulnerabilities that may lead to new ways to knock out tumors.

Why Do Kids Get Cancer? Promising Research is Underway.

Understanding how an old person’s disease develops in kids could offer clues about how to predict, or maybe even prevent, pediatric cancers.

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