Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A photonic device comes to the aid of COVID-19 patients

Few could have foreseen the considerable impact that SARS-CoV-2 has had so far and is still having worldwide. Numbers continue to escalate and the complexity of the COVID-19 symptoms have hindered all efforts to optimize ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genes that predispose to cancer by impairing the immune system

The idea that the immune system 'monitors and prevents' the development of cancer, which is called 'cancer immune vigilance," was initially proposed at the beginning of the last century. Since then, epidemiological studies ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study reveals an inherited origin of prostate cancer in families

Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients ...