Medical research

Saccharin derivatives give cancer cells a not-so-sweet surprise

Saccharin received a bad rap after studies in the 1970s linked consumption of large amounts of the artificial sweetener to bladder cancer in laboratory rats. Later, research revealed that these findings were not relevant ...

Oncology & Cancer

Altitude sickness drug appears to slow progression of glioblastoma

A drug used to treat altitude sickness—as well as glaucoma, epilepsy, heart failure and seizures—may also offer significant gains for patients with a fast-growing brain tumor known as glioblastoma, according to a study ...