Oncology & Cancer

Revealed: How cancer develops resistance to treatment

Cancer cells can turn on error-prone DNA copy pathways to adapt to cancer treatment, a breakthrough study published in the journal Science has revealed. Bacteria use the same process, termed stress-induced mutagenesis, to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why hand-washing really is as important as doctors say

As the threat from the coronavirus grows, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health officials are stressing the importance of hand-washing.

Health

Why do we actually have blood?

Just as a village can't grow into a city without some form of transport (road, rail or river) that provides necessary interconnections for it to flourish, living things are limited in the size they can reach unless they have ...

Medical research

Why some developing hearts can't tell left from right

When a developing heart can't tell left from right, it can take a team of scientists from a host of disciplines to explain why. Yale pediatricians, geneticists, cell biologists, and imaging experts have identified a surprising ...

Genetics

New insights on how cells regrow after being sliced in half

For a single celled organism, as with many cells, cell shape is critical to the functions it can perform. However, little is known about how cells regain proper shape after an injury. In a new study being presented at The ...

Oncology & Cancer

Gene mutation as cause of breast and ovarian cancer

A change to the so-called TERT gene considerably increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. This is the result of a current, multicenter study in which the University Department of Gynaecology and the Comprehensive ...

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