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March 29, 2015

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12:01 AM | Shots of Science: genes and open health data
Icelanders DNA sequenced Researchers have analysed the DNA data of the whole island of Iceland. The Researchers sequenced the whole genomes of 2,636 Icelanders and carried out less detailed genotyping for SNPs (DNA sequence variation occurring commonly within a population) on 104,220 individuals, one third of the population of Iceland. Iceland’s population is 325,000 and [...] The post Shots of Science: genes and open health data appeared first on HeadStuff.

March 28, 2015

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10:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: March 28, 2015
This week’s edition of Psychology Around the Net covers everything from psychology and environmentalism, a new smartphone app for teens dealing with depression, and various misconceptions about psychology. The Surprising Psychology Behind Why Some People Become Environmentalists: Psychologists have started using tools such as surveys and questionnaires to delve into this polarized topic. 10 Steps […]

March 26, 2015

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7:27 PM | Autism Gene Discovery Recalls Alzheimer’s and BRCA1 Stories
Discovery of a new gene behind autism cleverly combines genetic techniques new and classic. Autism has been difficult to characterize genetically. It is probably a common endpoint for many genotypes, and is a multifactorial (“complex”) trait. That is, hundreds of genes … Continue reading »The post Autism Gene Discovery Recalls Alzheimer’s and BRCA1 Stories appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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12:15 PM | The quack view of preventing cancer versus reality and Angelina Jolie, part 3
I happen to be in Houston right now attending the Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting. Sadly, I’m only about 12 miles away from the lair of everybody’s favorite faux clinical researcher and purveyor of a cancer cure that isn’t, Stanislaw Burzynski. Such is life. In any case, this conference is all about cancer and…
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9:00 AM | Cancer drugs: ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ – Laura’s story
Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Laura Ashurst, shares why she campaigns for the Government to make effective drugs available for all patients who need them.

March 25, 2015

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3:30 PM | Genome-Wide DNA Methylome Analysis Reveals Epigenetically Dysregulated Non-coding RNAs in Human Breast Cancer
Yongsheng Li, Yunpeng Zhang, Shengli Li, Jianping Lu, Juan Chen, Yuan Wang, Yixue Li, Juan Xu, Xia Li The development of human cancer is mediated by both genetic and epigenetic alterations of the cell. Since the discovery of altered DNA methylation in human cancer, DNA methylation studies of cancer have ... The post Genome-Wide DNA Methylome Analysis Reveals Epigenetically Dysregulated Non-coding RNAs in Human Breast Cancer appeared first on EpiBeat.
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9:45 AM | How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment
A new study in mice raises the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat.

March 24, 2015

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7:19 PM | Angelina Jolie Pitt and the difficult decisions of preventive cancer surgery
Science Life spoke to UChicago Medicine's cancer experts about Angelina Jolie Pitt's announcement that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce her risk for cancer.

March 23, 2015

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2:02 PM | Psychology & Empowering Stress Tools Help Breast Cancer Outcomes
When a person hears they’ve just been diagnosed with any kind of cancer, the last thing running through their mind is taking care of their emotional health. But your emotional and mental well-being is probably just as important a component of any other part of your treatment, it needs your attention. Yet another study has […]

March 17, 2015

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12:38 PM | Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle
We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer - but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

March 16, 2015

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11:00 AM | Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 3: A “cannabis cures cancer” testimonial
It’s been a while since I discussed medical marijuana, even though it’s a topic I’ve been meaning to come back to since I first dubbed medical marijuana to be the equivalent of herbalism and discussed how the potential of cannabinoids to treat cancer has been, thus far, unimpressive, with relatively modest antitumor effects. The reason […]

March 09, 2015

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6:42 PM | Keeping Your Hair in Chemo
A growing number of breast cancer patients are freezing their scalps as a way to preserve their hair during chemotherapy.

March 04, 2015

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11:01 AM | Diagnosing cancer early – how far have we come?
Five years ago we measured the size of the early diagnosis prize - now we provide an update on the research looking to help diagnose more cancers earlier.

March 02, 2015

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5:01 AM | The Gerson protocol, cancer, and the death of Jess Ainscough, a.k.a. “The Wellness Warrior”
Less than four days ago, a young Australian woman died of a very rare type of cancer. Most of my American and probably many of my European readers have never heard of her, but in Australia she had become quite famous over the last seven years as a major proponent of “natural health.” Her name […]
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