Oncology & Cancer

Cell senescence does not stop tumor growth

Since cancer cells grow indefinitely, it is commonly believed that senescence could act as a barrier against tumor growth and potentially be used as a way to treat cancer. A collaboration between a cancer biologist from the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes

A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases—those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika—based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a UCL-led team of ...


200 million girls and women living with FGM: UNICEF

At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the UN children's agency.


Study shows calories drive earlier puberty

(Medical Xpress) -- Environmental pollutants, eating habits, lack of exercise and genetic traits have all been raised as possible causes of earlier puberty onset in girls in recent years.

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