Oncology & Cancer

TrackSig: Unlocking the history of cancer through tumor evolution

A tumor is often made up of different cells, some of which have changed—or evolved—over time and gained the ability to grow faster, survive longer and potentially avoid treatment. These cells, which have an "evolutionary ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio

Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site for a leap in the number of cases.

Health

Authors say vaccine advocates must harness power of story

You know that old saw about how doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result constitutes insanity? Well, a new paper by researchers in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No reprieve as Samoa measles death toll hits 70, UN sends aid

A devastating measles outbreak has continued to spread in Samoa, with the death toll reaching 70, as the United Nations on Monday released $2.6 million in emergency aid to combat the epidemic.

Neuroscience

The neurobiological basis of gender dysphoria

A new theory of gender dysphoria argues the symptoms of the condition are due to changes in network activity, rather than incorrect brain sex, according to work recently published in eNeuro.

Health

Study examines theory on menopause age and symptom severity

A recent theory states that women enter menopause at different ages and have varying extents of symptoms due in part to residence patterns after marriage—or whether couples disperse to live with paternal or maternal kin. ...

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