Medical research

The physics behind tumor growth

Researchers at Duke University have developed a predictive theory for tumor growth that approaches the subject from a new point of view. Rather than focusing on the biological mechanisms of cellular growth, the researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outdated air con helps spread COVID

Most ventilation systems in schools and offices are just not up to the job when it comes to helping curb the spread of COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could SARS-CoV-2 evolve resistance to COVID-19 vaccines?

Similar to bacteria evolving resistance to antibiotics, viruses can evolve resistance to vaccines, and the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 could undermine the effectiveness of vaccines that are currently under development, according ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers find a link between genes and preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is globally a leading cause of illness and deaths among mothers and their babies. This severe pregnancy disorder occurs in up to five percent of all pregnancies.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer cells cause inflammation to protect themselves from viruses

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses that are harmful to tumors but not to healthy cells. These findings could lead to improved viral treatments for the ...

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