Cancer research aims to identify causes and develop strategies for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, Immunotherapy and new kinds of clinical research derived from biotechnology, such as immunotherapy and gene therapy.
One of the proposed solutions involves using astronaut waste as a radiation shield.
5 | March 6, 2013 3:28pm |
What is IBM's Watson up to? Helping health care professionals to fight cancer.
Sponsored | 1 | March 6, 2013 6:28am |
An unplanned incident sheds light on an instance where the HIV virus is particularly vulnerable.
3 | March 4, 2013 4:14am |
And we'll be making diet, lifestyle, and medical choices based on specific information rather than on hunches, according to Ion Torrent's Jonathan Rothberg.
4 | February 28, 2013 2:16pm |
As much as 15 percent of the world's drugs are fake. A machine created by a university professor can identify the counterfeits.
3 | February 25, 2013 9:39pm |
A who's who of tech and innovation have launched the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences--with a purse more than double that of the Nobels--with two aims in mind: cure disease and extend life.
4 | February 22, 2013 8:54am |
British computer scientists claim that they have designed a system that actually works the way it should, all the time.
14 | February 19, 2013 3:45am |
Since the human body works similarly to machines, is it inevitable that we merge?
3 | February 15, 2013 4:08am |
PARIS -- Smokers in sidewalk cafes turn in their Gauloises for e-cigarettes -- with an entrepreneurial French brand at the helm.
15 | February 15, 2013 3:00am |
Founded as his revenge against addiction, Loeb's 3-year-old Internet startup uses videoconferencing to offer intensive outpatient treatment services.
6 | February 14, 2013 3:00am |
The industry is shifting from drugs for infectious diseases like HIV and malaria to non-communicable ones, such as heart disease and diabetes.
February 13, 2013 1:00am |
Big Blue's water-soluble concoction may someday be used in creams and various treatments for open wounds, skin infections and other injuries.
3 | February 7, 2013 4:40am |
Have your genome sequenced? The knoSYS (TM) 100 can analyze the data for you ... for $125,000.
February 4, 2013 7:32pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about vaccination trials and research.
February 1, 2013 1:15am |
Many groups argue against administering the HPV vaccine to young women for fear of encouraging promiscuity, but a new study throws out such arguments.
3 | January 25, 2013 10:00am |
Incremental progress has been made towards a better flu shot. But researchers say millions more must be directed toward a universal vaccine that'll protect the most vulnerable and last for a decade.
January 24, 2013 5:50pm |
A researcher at the Mayo Clinic has found that sedentary work days create massive health risks even worse than smoking and that daily exercise cannot negate the damage caused by excessive sitting.
January 23, 2013 9:59pm |
Being able to test drugs in the patient's body would be a huge advantage. Now, minute amounts of drugs can be injected into a live tumor to test their efficacy before delivering a full dose.
January 17, 2013 8:01pm |
Dr. Cynthia Wachtell, historian and American studies professor, wonders why an eerie number of top U.S. politicians have been personally affected by fatal car accidents, yet none promote...
7 | January 11, 2013 1:50am |
Has collapse jumped the shark? Is peak oil dead? Is the zombie apocalypse just a weird popular fantasy, or is there more to it? Energy analyst Chris Nelder goes in search of answers.
67 | January 9, 2013 3:00am |