Oncology & Cancer

Cancer trend analysis to assist prevention measures

The past century or so has seen unprecedented technological, scientific and sociological evolution worldwide. These have accompanied global shifts in people's lifestyles and rapid changes in the environment, both natural ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viral sequencing can reveal how SARS-CoV-2 spreads and evolves

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants that are adding twists in the battle against COVID-19 highlight the need for better genomic monitoring of the virus, says Katia Koelle, associate professor of biology at Emory University.

Genetics

Genome editing to treat human retinal degeneration

Gene editing therapies, including CRISPR-Cas systems, offer the potential to correct mutations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness. Technological advances in gene editing, continuing safety ...

Medical research

Scientists identify synthetic mini-antibody to combat COVID-19

The ability of SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells depends on interactions between the viral spike protein and the human cell surface protein ACE2. To enable the virus to hook onto the cell surface, the spike protein binds ACE2 using ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Advances in ablation for prostate cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and we are looking at treatment options. One doctor suggested a prostatectomy, but my husband finds ablation appealing because of quality of life advantages. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nobel laureates say 'political will' needed to end virus outbreaks

Technological advancements and international cooperation have accelerated scientific understanding of COVID-19 but it will take political will to end virus outbreaks, the new Nobel laureates in medicine said Monday.

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