Francesca Buchanan

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Scientists Have Discovered an On/Off Switch For Ageing Cells

Image: mopic/Shutterstock<p>In our bodies, our cells are constantly dividing in order to replenish our lungs, skin, liver and other organs. But most …

Study pinpoints microRNA tied to colon cancer tumor growth

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified microRNAs that may cause colon polyps from turning cancerous. The finding could help …

Patient's dramatic response and resistance to cancer drug traced to unsuspected mutations

The DNA of a woman whose lethal thyroid cancer unexpectedly "melted away" for 18 months has revealed new mechanisms of cancer response and resistance …

Genetics and lifestyle have a strong impact on biomarkers for inflammation and cancer

Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master cancer regulator. The team, …

Here's How The Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain — the gray matter — is constrained by the white matter, a new study shows.<p>Researchers found that the particular pattern of the ridges and crevices of the brain's convoluted surface, which …

Cancer leaves a common fingerprint on DNA

Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team …