Caffeine and Skin

Research into the effects of caffeine in mice shows the drug can help get rid of sun damaged skin cells before they become cancerous.

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Starving Cancer

What if cancer patients could do something to protect healthy tissue from chemotherapy so it only kills the cancer? In a series of studies, researchers have found that a starvation diet for 48 hours before chemo gives healthy cells an edge.

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Pain Gene Therapy

Researchers are developing a long-lasting way to relieve chronic pain with a single injection. The work so far has been done in rats, but researchers hope to one day offer it as an alternative when even strong drugs like morphine fail.

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Immunity Boost

Amid the news of a $23-million dollar court settlement by the makers of Airborne (a supplement that’s earned hundreds of millions of dollars in sales with the claim that it boosts the immune system) biomedical engineers are publishing research on a powder that could turn out to be the real thing. As this ScienCentral News video explains, the new powder could first be used to help fight cancer.

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Cancer Chip

Researchers have found a new way to identify loose cancer cells in patients’ blood. As this ScienCentral News video explains, use of a high tech chip could give doctors a quicker and less invasive way to tell if treatments are working.

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Cancer Control

Scientists have discovered molecules that can determine whether cancer tumors will spread to other parts of the body. The tiny molecules prevent tumors from spreading.

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Sunlight, Vitamin D and Cancer

We often associate getting too much sun with getting cancer. But, is not getting enough sun even more harmful? A new study reveals a surprising relationship among sunlight, vitamin D, and cancer.

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