Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Genetic abnormalities and cancer risk

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her care, she was found to have a BRCA2 mutation. Her doctor suggested that my brothers and I get tested for this mutation, too. I am a 26-year-old woman, and I am not sure ...

Oncology & Cancer

Research reveals why some tumors have different makeup of cells

Molecular changes in cells called fibroblasts, which help provide support for tissues throughout the body, may explain why one type of colon cancer doesn't respond to therapy, according to a team of researchers from Weill ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Faster COVID-19 testing with simple algebraic equations

A mathematician from Cardiff University has developed a new method for processing large volumes of COVID-19 tests which he believes could lead to significantly more tests being performed at once and results being returned ...

Medical research

Strengthening the immune system with small molecules

Infections pose an increasing risk to hospitalized patients. In collaboration with a number of partners, the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB has developed a new therapeutic approach ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fast smartphone self-test for COVID-19 developed

By depositing a saliva sample on a tiny device attached to your smartphone, you could find out in five minutes if you're infected, say pharmacists at Université de Montréal. The researchers are working on a technique to ...

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