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Cambridge Cancer Genomics offers a better way to gauge effective cancer treatments

John Cassidy’s family has been at the forefront of cancer research for three generations now.<p>The Cambridge-educated co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of cancer diagnostics company Cambridge Cancer Genomics was just following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps when he took up …

Cancer

6 Health Benefits of Peanut Butter You Didn't Know About

Jimmy Carter was on to something...<p>Peanut butter is one of the best things going. It's perfect to warm up and drizzle on ice cream, spread on toast …

Healthy Eating

This One Fruit Could Protect Your Brain from Aging, According to Science

A small study published in <i>Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience</i> suggests that eating a diet rich in lutein, a nutrient found in kale, spinach, avocados, …

The Brain

How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer

The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data …

Business Technology

Zebrafish implanted with a cancer patient’s tumor could guide cancer treatment

Eight years ago, developmental biologist Rita Fior learned that her mother, who needed cancer treatment at the time, would receive different drugs …

Cancer

A Cancer “Atlas” to Predict How Patients Will Fare - MIT Technology Review

Understanding the genetic changes in tumors that distinguish the most lethal cancers from more benign ones could help doctors better treat …

Cancer

Cancer Vaccines

What is the immune system?<p>The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, organs, and the substances they make that helps the body fight …

Cancer

CAR T-Cell Therapy: A Healthcare Professional's Guide - The Solid Tumor

Solid Tumor Research: Ongoing<p>CAR T-cell therapy has shown great success in hematologic malignancies, such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (diffuse large …

Cancer

Two studies find vitamin C can prevent and treat leukemia

Vitamin C reduces the risk of leukemia, and may also be useful as chemotherapy for the blood cancer, according to two recent studies.<p>Both studies …

San Diego

Cholesterol crystals are a sign heart attack is imminent, finds new study

Scientists have discovered a new symptom that could be a sign that a heart attack is imminent.<p>After examining materials that were blocking the …

Michigan State University

11 Best Healthy Foods That You Aren't Eating

You don't have to search out expensive and hard-to-find foods to get health and nutrition benefits. Many affordable and commonly available foods can …

Healthy Eating

Addition of Second HER2 Therapy May Lower Invasive Breast... : Oncology Times

Nalley, Catlin<p>doi: 10.1097/01.COT.0000524369.37167.7e<p>News<p>New data from a large, phase III clinical trial of HER2-positive breast cancer suggests the …

Cancer

New Immunotherapy Trial Shows Promising Results For Leukemia Patients

A new immunotherapy has shown hugely promising results treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a mostly slow-growing type of cancer in which …

Cancer

New Version of DNA Editing System Corrects Underlying Defects in RNA-based Diseases

Until recently, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique could only be used to manipulate DNA. In a 2016 study, University of California San Diego …

Genetics

Breakthrough in Gene Editing Comes as Scientists Correct Disease-Causing Mutation in Human Embryo

It’s an exciting time for gene editing currently as scientists achieve the first ever safe repair of a single-gene mutation in a human embryo. Using …

Genetics

Fundamental ALS Pathology Discovered

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a genetic mutation associated with both ALS and frontotemporal dementia.</i><p>Source: St. Jude Children’s Research …

Neuroscience

Local Immunotherapy: A Way to Convert Tumors From “Cold” to “Hot” | JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Most treatments for advanced malignancies, including immunotherapies, are administered systemically. The important question is whether we can achieve …

Cancer

How Senior Executives Stay Passionate About Their Work

When we talk about “learning to love your job” or “managing yourself,” it’s often in the context of junior or midlevel roles. But these things don’t stop mattering for senior executives. What aspects of their jobs are most important to them? What do they find rewarding? How do they sustain their …

Leadership

Steve Jobs was successful because he mastered 'deep work' — here's how you can, too

Have you ever sipped a Macallan M whisky? If you have then you’ve certainly done well for yourself; a bottle of this spirit will set you back around $3,500.<p>Most of us might think that paying that much for a bottle of hooch is a bit ridiculous, but there is a reason it costs so much.<p>It took Bob …

Success

Science Behind Recalling Past Memories, How We Recall?

A memory is a precious thing. Whenever we experience something new we create a memory of that event and that memory gets stored in a neural circuit …

The Brain

The Dark Side of Resilience

Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in the modern workplace. As Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant argue in their recent book, we can think of resilience as a sort of …

Leadership

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer

By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy …

Cancer

Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die

August 17, 2017<p>Vitamin C may "tell" faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. …

Biology

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Neuroscience

Encryption Technology Could Protect the Privacy of Your DNA

Your DNA is some of the most intimate information out there—encoded in it is information about your health, your personality, your family history. …

DNA

Many breast, ovarian cancer survivors should take this genetic test

<i>; Credit: ColorBlind Images/Blend Image</i>Rebecca PlevinMore than 1 million American women who have had breast or ovarian cancer are not getting a …

Cancer

Updating DNA’s Life Story

It is incredible enough that anyone ever discovered the structure of DNA. (James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962 for their research on the subject.) But the progress that has since been made in sequencing and editing our genetic building blocks is …

DNA

VIral and Human DNA combine to make Vaccines more Potent

Recently, a paper published online by Science Immunology revealed new work out of Caltech that is improving vaccines by adding human DNA to …

Biology

Probiotic cure for peanut allergies shows long-term success

Sometimes the slow, measured pace of medical research is frustrating. On average it takes about 12 years for a new drug to move from discovery to …

Medicine

Harvard study strengthens link between breast cancer risk and light exposure at night

A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during …

Research