Oncology & Cancer

Healthy lifestyle may help mitigate high genetic risk of cancer

Healthy lifestyle factors such as abstinence from smoking and drinking, low body mass index, and exercise correlated with decreased cancer incidence, even in individuals with a high genetic risk, according to results of a ...

Genetics

A call to increase genetic diversity in immunogenomics

Historically, most large-scale immunogenomic studies—those exploring the association between genes and disease—were conducted with a bias toward individuals of European ancestry. Corey T. Watson, Ph.D., assistant professor ...

Oncology & Cancer

Probing deeper into tumor tissues

Today, as they did 100 years ago, doctors diagnose cancer by taking tissue samples from patients, which they usually fix in formalin for microscopic examination. In the past 20 years, genetic methods have also been established ...

Medical research

Lipid droplets help protect kidney cells from damage

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found out how microscopic structures called lipid droplets may help to prevent a high-fat diet causing kidney damage. The work in fruit flies, published in PLoS Biology opens ...

Neuroscience

Scientists paint multi-color atlas of the brain

The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, woven together by an estimated 100 trillion connections, or synapses. Each cell has a role that helps us to move muscles, process our environment, ...

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