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Ion beam on cancer cell.

A Cancer Cell Slashed Open By an Ion Beam. from r/nextfuckinglevel [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Cancer, Ann Althouse, Ion Beam


Do the math.

Subheadline in the NYT: "Each additional daily cup of coffee was associated with a 1 percent decrease in the risk of prostate cancer."  Top-rated comment: "Based on the NYT's excellent reporting, I will immediately begin drinking 100 cups per day and reduce my prostate cancer risk to 0%. What could go wrong?"  The subheadline is ridiculous for reasons expressed in the comment, but the commenter is doing the math wrong. After each additional cup of coffee — in the mad logic of the subheadline...
Tags: Coffee, Math, Law, Cancer, Ann Althouse


New way to prostate cancer with a urine sample is 99% accurate

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) says it's come up with a way to detect prostate cancer with a high degree of accuracy through a urine test. The most common method in use today requires a blood draw to look at a cancer factor called PSA, the results of which are not nearly as reliable. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Korea Institute of Science and Technology KIST


New way to detect prostate cancer with a urine sample is 99% accurate

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) says it's come up with a way to detect prostate cancer with a high degree of accuracy through a urine test. The most common method in use today requires a blood draw to look at a cancer factor called PSA, the results of which are not nearly as reliable. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Korea Institute of Science and Technology KIST


Personalized Skin Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in New Trial Results

The future of cancer treatment might involve personalized vaccines meant to manage or even prevent relapses—at least if new research published Thursday continues to pan out. In a small clinical trial, high-risk melanoma patients given such a vaccine were able to create a long term, durable immune response to their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Vaccination, Genomics, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Cancer Vaccines, Clinical Medicine, Cancer Vaccine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Treatment Of Cancer


Cancer cells hibernate to survive chemotherapy, finds study

Cancer cells go into a state similar to hibernation when attacked by chemotherapy.The low-energy state is similar to diapause—the embryonic survival strategy of over a 100 species of mammals. Researchers hope to use these findings to develop new cancer-fighting therapies. When attacked by chemotherapy, all cancer cells have the ability to start hibernating in order to wait out the threat, finds new research. The cancer cells hijack an evolutionary survival mechanism to transition into a state o...
Tags: Health, Biology, Medicine, Animals, Cancer, Public Health, Canada, Innovation, University of Toronto, Brien, Margaret, O Brien, Research Institute, Schimmer, Catherine O Brien, Aaron Schimmer


The Pandemic Could Disrupt Decades of Decline in Cancer Mortality

A new report released Tuesday by the American Cancer Society provides some good news: Americans who had cancer in 2018 were less likely to die from it than they were a year earlier, continuing a steady decline in cancer mortality over the past 30 years. As hopeful as this trend is, though, there are still lower…Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Cancer, American Cancer Society, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Scientists Warn of Link Between Cat Parasite and Brain Cancer in People

A common parasite spread through undercooked pork and occasionally our cats might have more insidious health effects than previously suspected. New research suggests a link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii and an increased risk of brain cancer. At this point, however, scientists aren’t sure yet if there’s a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Cancer, Brains, Parasites, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasma Gondii


Scientists Find Link Between Cat Parasite and Brain Cancer in People

A common parasite spread through undercooked pork and occasionally our cats might have more insidious health effects than previously suspected. New research suggests a link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii and an increased risk of brain cancer. At this point, however, scientists aren’t sure yet if there’s a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Cancer, Brains, Parasites, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasma Gondii


How race to track mystery gene with links to three cancers saved millions

25 years ago, a mutation was discovered that makes some people susceptible to the disease, and now it has transformed treatmentTen years ago, Tony Herbert developed a lump on the right side of his chest. The clump of tissue grew and became painful and he was tested for breast cancer. The result was positive.“I had surgery and chemotherapy and that worked,” he said last week. But how had Herbert managed to develop a condition that is so rare in men? Only about 400 cases of male breast cancer are ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Breast Cancer, Cancer, UK News, Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer Research, Herbert, Tony Herbert


Senti Bio raises $105 million for its new programmable biology platform and cancer therapies

Senti Biosciences, a company developing cancer therapies using a new programmable biology platform, said it has raised $105 million in a new round of financing led by the venture arm of life sciences giant, Bayer. The company’s technology uses new computational biological techniques to manufacture cell and gene therapies that can more precisely target specific cells in the body. Senti Bio’s chief executive, Tim Lu, compares his company’s new tech to the difference between basic programming and o...
Tags: TC, Biology, Stanford, Cancer, Tech, Mit, Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Synthetic Biology, Head, Biotechnology, Emerging-technologies, Jim Collins, Bayer, Boston University, Lu


All Along the Way, He Is There

Our mint-green Prius rested halfway between the lines of one parking space and the next, evidence that my husband had stumbled into the emergency room the day before. When he called, I was blow drying my hair, getting ready for a day of writing. “I’m on the way to the hospital,” he said, his voice strangely grave. I grabbed my keys, ready to race to my car when he called again. “Babe, I don’t think I’m going to make it,” he said. “To the hospital?” “No, I don’t think I’m going to make it.” I thr...
Tags: Cancer, Inspiration, Healing, Richard, Seasons, Encouragement, God's faithfulness, God's goodness


Michio Kaku: 3 mind-blowing predictions about the future

Carl Sagan believed humanity needed to become a multi-planet species as an insurance policy against the next huge catastrophe on Earth. Now, Elon Musk is working to see that mission through, starting with a colony of a million humans on Mars. Where will our species go next?Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku looks decades into the future and makes three bold predictions about human space travel, the potential of 'brain net', and our coming victory over cancer."[I]n the future, the word 'tumor' wil...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Biology, Cancer, Future, Neuroscience, Brain, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Disease, Planets, Illness, Mars, Mind


Cancer Full Moon: Mother Christmas

G rowing up, I enjoyed Christmas as much as the next kid. I became ambivalent toward the holidays some time in my mid-20s, but it wasn’t until I got married that my indifference toward Christmas flared into genuine dislike. I found the unbridled materialism unpalatable (now that I was at an age when it no longer benefited me personally), the music irritating, and the moralistic undertones cloying. Craving an observance more peaceful, that felt more meaningful, I renounced the Christmas of my y...
Tags: Cancer, Moon, Spirit, Charles Dickens, Capricorn, Astrology, Scrooge, Lunar Phases, Full Moon


Cancer Council warns against using aerosol sunscreens

Study finds it takes at least a minute to apply recommended amount for protection and that spraying could dilute product’s effectiveness The Cancer Council has warned against the use of aerosol sunscreens after a study by the Queensland University of Technology found the products were diluted and took a minute of spraying to dispense enough sunscreen for full body coverage.Heather Walker, the head of SunSmart at the Cancer Council Victoria, which funded the study, said the problem was not in the...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Australia news, Queensland University of Technology, Cancer Council, Cancer Council Victoria, Heather Walker


Heart disease, cancer and diabetes were biggest killers of 2019, says WHO

Seven noncommunicable diseases caused nearly half of deaths last year, with unhealthy lifestyles and environments partly to blameNoncommunicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes are now the leading causes of death in the world, in a dramatic change from two decades ago.They now make up seven of the Top 10 causes of death, an increase from four out of 10 in 2000, with heart disease the biggest killer – accounting for 16% of all deaths. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Cancer, Society, World news, Mental Health, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Global development, World Health Organization, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Nutrition And Development


Tasmanian Devils May Overcome Transmissible Cancer That Nearly Wiped Them Out

A new study out Thursday suggests that Tasmanian devils are starting to adapt to one of the strangest diseases known in nature: a contagious cancer spread by biting. The study has found evidence that the disease is spreading more slowly and becoming endemic in the devil population, rather than the very fatal and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Tasmanian Devils


We went inside a public hospital in Venezuela where there's no running water and cancer patients have to provide their own medicine

Venezuela has some of the worst healthcare in the world, and the coronavirus has only made the situation worse.At one public hospital in Caracas, there's no running water, and a shortage of medicine means cancer patients have to provide their own if they want treatment.We went inside a Venezuela hospital with crumbling infrastructure to see how a 9-year-old cancer patient is coping in such a tough environment.View more episodes of Business Insider Weekly on Facebook. COVID-19 made a dire situ...
Tags: Video, News, Cancer, US, International, Trends, Features, Colombia, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters, Caracas, Maduro, Socialist Party


Exposure to Outer Space May Accelerate Aging, New Evidence Suggests

A fascinating batch of new research papers are highlighting the various health risks associated with long-duration space missions, including troublesome observations having to do with the aging process and radiation-induced DNA damage.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cancer, Aging, Radiation, Telomeres, Microgravity, Radiation Exposure, Long Term Space Exposure


Cities need to embrace dark night skies

Brightness harms people’s and other creatures’ health, disrupts ecosystems and changes climate The post Cities need to embrace dark night skies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Opinion, Turtles, Cancer, Diabetes, Birds, Migration, Insects, Carbon Dioxide, Openaccess, Arup, Cardiovascular Disease, Lockdown, The Enlightenment, Light Pollution, Thierry Cohen


‘Find a part of each day to relish’: coping with cancer and Covid

This year has challenged us all. But for Sarah Hughes it’s been particularly hard. Here, she talks about living with cancer – and letting in the light in the darkest of timesThe strangest thing about having an incurable illness during a time of pandemic is the weird but unavoidable sense that everyone has finally caught up with you. As people started talking about how worried they were, how they couldn’t stop thinking about the virus, how difficult life now seemed, how isolated, the temptation t...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Society, Health & wellbeing, Sarah Hughes, Coronavirus


Former NFL Player Titus Davis Dies at 27 After Battling Rare Cancer

Former NFL player Titus Davis has died of cancer at the age of 27. Davis was diagnosed with Renal Medullary Carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer, earlier this year. He’d undergone chemotherapy to battle the illness, but ultimately passed away on Wednesday (Nov. 11). He’s survived by his two sons. Davis was a wide receiver and stand-out player at Central Michigan University, where he finished as the school’s career leader in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, both re...
Tags: Cancer, Sports, NFL, Chicago, Davis, Jazz, Tennessee Titans, Bahamas Bowl, Central Michigan University, Corey Davis, R.I.P, Titus Davis, Renal Medullary Carcinoma, Antonio Brown Titus, San Diego Chargers New York Jets Buffalo Bills, NBC Sports Corey


Tracey Emin on her cancer: 'I will find love. I will have exhibitions. I will enjoy life'

As she recovers from a brutal summer of cancer treatment, Tracey Emin takes us round her new show – and imagines spending the next 30 years painting in her pyjamas to the sound of birdsong‘I am so lucky,” says Tracey Emin as we stand in the grand galleries of the Royal Academy. I can tell, from her brown eyes, that she’s smiling beneath her face mask. As we roam rooms painted moody blue for her new exhibition, in which her paintings, bronzes and neons are juxtaposed with the oils and watercolour...
Tags: Health, Art, England, London, Smoking, Cancer, Society, Culture, Art and design, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Michigan, Biden, Munch, Edvard Munch, Tracey Emin


Colon Cancer Screening May Soon Be Covered Starting at Age 45

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that screening for colon cancer start at age 45, not 50. This proposal is not yet finalized, but if it still stands after four weeks of public comment, insurance companies will most likely have to cover the cost of screening for 45-year olds if they don’t…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cancer, Lifehacks, Screening, U S Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF, Preventive Care


Tracey Emin reveals she has been treated for cancer

Artist says she is in remission after operation in the summer but has to wear a stoma bagTracey Emin has revealed she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is now in remission after an operation in the summer.The artist, one of the most famous of her generation and known for her frank work, said in an interview with Artnet that she had been working on a picture of a malignant lump when she began to feel pain in her bladder, which was caused by a tumour. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Tracey Emin, Emin, Artnet


45 Is the New 50 When It Comes to Colorectal Cancer Screening

A panel of public health experts is set to recommend that people get screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 45—five years earlier than their current recommendation. The proposed change is due to mounting evidence that colon cancer is becoming more common among younger people.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer Screening, Colon Cancer


Olivia Newton-John: ‘I don't wish cancer on anyone else. But for me, it has been a gift’

The pop star and actor talks about her third diagnosis of cancer, taking cannabis and ayahuasca, having Karen Carpenter as her spirit guide – and why her hit film Grease shouldn’t be accused of sexismOlivia Newton-John likes to sing to herself. Over and over, she will repeat, “I’m healthy, I’m strong” to a random melody she has picked up. “I think it’s very important to keep that positive message in your head,” she says cheerfully. “You know, if you have a difficult moment, music is always a gre...
Tags: Health, Music, Film, Cancer, Culture, Olivia Newton-john, Santa Barbara California, Newton John, Karen Carpenter, Sandy Olsson


Rush Limbaugh says he's living 'under a death sentence' after discovering his cancer had spread and became terminal

Rush Limbaugh gives President Trump a thumbs-up after being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February. Patrick Semansky/AP Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his show Monday that his lung cancer had progressed to stage 4 and had become terminal. "The scans did show some progression of cancer," Limbaugh, 69, told his listeners, adding "it's not dramatic, but it is the wrong direction." Limbaugh announced in February he had been diagnosed with "advanced" lung cancer an...
Tags: News, Media, Cancer, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Cancer Diagnosis, Connor Perrett


Scientists stumble across new organs in the human head

Scientists using new scanning technology and hunting for prostate tumors get a surprise.Behind the nasopharynx is a set of salivary glands that no one knew about.Finding the glands may allow for more complication-free radiation therapies. The research began about as far away from where it ended up as possible. Doctors were using PSMA PET/CT scans to assess whether patients' prostate cancer had spread to other parts of their bodies. In addition to being a promising new technology for detecting t...
Tags: Drugs, Cancer, Discovery, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Vogel, PSMA, Human body, PSAM, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Matthijs Valstar, Wouter Vogel, Valstar, Radiotherapy Oncology PSMA


"You know, I’ve loved to point out we all only get one life. We don’t get a do-over in the… Well, we do. Actually, we get a do-over every day if we choose to look at it that way."

"Once we’re old enough and mature enough to understand what life is and that there is only one, then you do get do-overs, an opportunity to fix what you think you might not have done so well the day before, which is an operative philosophy of mine. But the fact that I have that option and that opportunity compared to where I thought I would be at this time? I mean, that’s 'go get the hallelujah chorus and have ’em start singing to me,' because that’s exactly where this is — and the future? Far m...
Tags: Death, Law, Cancer, Survival, Heaven, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Althouse