Can Our Pets Be the Answer to Our Problems?
Jun09

Can Our Pets Be the Answer to Our Problems?

In Brief Approximately 38% of adults will be diagnosed with a form of cancer at some point in their lifetimes. But humans are not the only ones affected by this disease. Nearly one in four dogs will be diagnosed with cancer as well. Dogs have been used successfully to further our understanding of cancer. Studying dogs allows scientists to substantiate hypotheses raised during rodent testing. Dog models are used as the last pathway in...

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Understanding Epigenetics: How Outside Stressors Contribute to Cancer
May20

Understanding Epigenetics: How Outside Stressors Contribute to Cancer

Studying changes in DNA from external stressors, scientists are seeking ways to combat cancers.

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Discovering Cancer-Fighting Secrets in the Elephant Genome
Apr16

Discovering Cancer-Fighting Secrets in the Elephant Genome

Scientists are delving into the cancer-fighting secrets of the elephant genome in hope of discovering a viable treatment for cancer.

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Arresting Deadly Cancers Using a New Surveillance System
Mar05

Arresting Deadly Cancers Using a New Surveillance System

Look out cancer, there’s a new police force in town and it’s CAR T-cell therapy. With Dr. Jae Park’s help, scientists are equipping T-cells with an improved surveillance system to help target the bad guys: cancer cells.

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BREAKING: Cells Mutiny after Communicating with Cancer
Jul07

BREAKING: Cells Mutiny after Communicating with Cancer

Every story has its good and bad guys. But what if you can no longer tell the difference, a situation that occurs when cancer cells force the body’s immune cells into mutiny. Essentially, cells that are supposed to protect you from disease turn on you and support cancer.

Could there be a happy ending to this tragic tale of mutiny? Find out more on cSw.

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Immunoengineering a Better Cancer Treatment
May14

Immunoengineering a Better Cancer Treatment

BREAKING: Cancer treatment doesn’t have to be harmful to the body. A team at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University has engineered the immune system to fight cancer cells directly.

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