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To Persist Through Chemotherapy, Cancer Cells Turn To Cannibalism

Some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by devouring their neighboring tumor cells, research from Tulane University suggests[1]. This act of cannibalism may give these cancer cells the energy required to stay alive and begin tumor relapse after the treatment is completed. “Understanding the properties of these senescent cancer cells that allow their survival after chemotherapy treatment […]

Using Mouthwash Could Hinder The Benefits Of Exercise

The blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water, an international team of scientists has shown[1]. The finding highlights the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health. The researchers now suggest that health professionals should pay attention to the oral environment when recommending interventions […]

Cracking The Code Of Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma

One of the most common brain cancers in children, Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) medulloblastoma, also is one of the more survivable for most kids. Unfortunately, for a subset of patients the cancer resists treatment and relapses with a vengeance to then turn deadly. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used a powerful new computer-assisted technology […]

To Justify Using Weed, Pregnant Women Cling to an Old and Dubious Study

Social media users extol — and health experts decry — a 25-year-old study from Jamaica suggesting cannabis use poses no harm to fetal development. Fifty years ago this summer, Melanie Dreher, a registered nurse and young graduate student in anthropology, landed in rural Jamaica to study how people there were using cannabis. It was the same […]

Retina On A Chip A Powerful Tool For Studying Eye Disease

A retina-on-a-chip, which blends living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has been developed by scientists in Germany. The cutting-edge tool may provide a useful alternative to existing models for studying eye disease and allow scientists to test the effects of drugs on the retina more efficiently. Many diseases that cause blindness – such […]