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Tag: Cancer Research

Oregon State University researchers have discovered that sulforaphane, a dietary compound known to help prevent prostate cancer, is one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health. The finding provides more evidence for how long non-coding RNAs, which were once thought to be a type of “junk DNA” of no particular value […]

We’ve all heard of our biological clock. For some, it may tick at a fast clip while others’ will tock at a more leisurely pace. Our biological clock drives circadian rhythms — physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle. Circadian rhythms respond primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. They […]

The Department of Occupational Medicine at Aarhus University in Denmark has concluded that styrene may cause cancer in humans. Styrene is a colorless liquid that evaporates easily. In its pure form, styrene has a sweet smell. Manufactured styrene may contain aldehydes, which give it a sharp, unpleasant odor. Styrene is widely used to make plastics […]

Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that innate lymphoid cells inhibit the body’s immune response to fight cancer. This is important because it may lead to a better understanding of why patients do or do not respond to immune therapies. “We’ve uncovered a potential new approach to modulate immune response […]

Scientists have linked the risk of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to the inheritance of nine regions of DNA, five of which help white blood cells fight disease. The research sheds fresh light on the causes of CLL and could lead researchers to new targeted drugs for the disease, or help in selecting existing immunotherapy […]

The World Heath Organization estimates between 30-50 percent of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. WHO research concludes that policies and programs should be implemented to raise awareness, to reduce exposure to cancer risk factors, and to ensure that people are provided with the […]

Researchers at Rockefeller University have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. In order to function, cells need to turn instructions encoded in their DNA into protein. They do so in two major steps: DNA is transcribed into a molecule called messenger RNA; […]

More than 19.5 million cancer deaths were recorded in the United States from 1980 to 2014. When digging deeper, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington found that cancer deaths were “clustered,” with many U.S. counties above the national average. Of note, there were statistically significant increases in cancer mortality […]

During NPR’s Morning Edition on Jan. 19, science correspondent Richard Harris posed the question, “What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can’t Be Reproduced?” The premise is simple: An experiment in one lab should be reproducible in another. However, results posted on eLife may be far-reaching — if science falters at one of its most […]

Sphingolipid Transporter 2 (SPNS2) is a protein-coding gene. A team of researchers at Sanger Institute in Cambridge report that it also led to a three-quarters reduction in tumors spreading to the lungs. [1] “We’ve learned some interesting new biology that we might be able to use — it’s told us this gene is involved in […]