Oncology & Cancer

Splicing factor to blame in triple negative breast cancer

If your DNA is a cookbook, a single gene is a recipe. But it's a flexible recipe that if edited one way can make a pie; edited another way can make a cake. And that difference can mean cancer, as a team of researchers who ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New test is first in US to help detect new STD threat

It is hard to get much of a reputation if nobody knows you're around, and that has definitely been the case for mycoplasma genitalium, the tiny bacteria estimated to be more prevalent than the bug that causes gonorrhea but ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer without end? Discovery yields fresh insights

If there is any consolation to be found in cancer, it may be that the devastating disease dies with the individual carrying it. Or so it had long been assumed. Recent research however has uncovered some forms of cancer that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breakthrough in predicting dengue fever outbreaks

Researchers have devised a method to forecast outbreaks of dengue—a sometimes fatal mosquito-borne disease—as much as four months in advance.

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Biologist

A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of life. Typically biologists study organisms and their relationship to their environment. Biologists involved in basic research attempt to discover underlying mechanisms that govern how organisms work. Biologists involved in applied research attempt to develop or improve medical, industrial or agricultural processes.

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