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.
Food can be a drug. One-third of all American kids are obese, one-third of those born in 2000 will wind up diabetic, and obesity-related illness is now estimated to be $147 billion. That's just...
4 | February 12, 2010 7:18am |
While the science of the heart, or of cancer, is of the 21st century, psychiatry remains mired in the 19th, not only in the rejection of science by those sworn to treat mental problems, but in the...
2 | February 11, 2010 8:18am |
The Intel Science Talent Search is known as one of the country's most prestigious science research competitions for high school students. Last week, Intel announced the 40 projects competing for...
4 | February 3, 2010 3:00am |
Surgeons are familiar with the story of William Stewart Halsted, the brilliant father of modern surgery who spent much of his life battling addictions to cocaine and morphine. Now, a new biography...
7 | February 2, 2010 3:30am |
Engineers have developed a new sensor that could inexpensively test for glucose levels in the exhaled breaths of diabetics or indicators for breast cancer using saliva.
3 | January 22, 2010 11:53am |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
Scientists have discovered that some homes with black parking lots have been found to have surprisingly large doses of carcinogens in their household dust.
3 | January 13, 2010 11:55am |
Your risk for developing an aggressive form of these cancers may be genetic, and testing for abnormalities can give us this crucial answer sooner.
2 | January 12, 2010 9:41am |
Mice exposed to cell phone radiation lost some of the beta amyloid plaques in their brain and gained relief from the animal version of Alzheimer's Disease.
19 | January 8, 2010 8:33am |
Health reform is about telling people to take responsibility for things they may not care about, things they may well think are none of your business, their most personal habits.
5 | January 7, 2010 8:25am |
The smartest surgeons are following 'The Checklist Manifesto' and lowering the death rate at hospitals.
3 | January 7, 2010 3:29am |
Evolution proceeds along something like the scientific method, but unsuccessful experiments are not discarded. Instead they're encoded for possible use later. How you think dinosaurs turned into...
2 | January 6, 2010 8:00am |
Wood and wood products, like paper, have a natural biological structure. They grew from the ground. With a little chemical manipulation, this makes them a great scaffold for some important uses.
January 6, 2010 7:09am |
New study challenges myths about smoking tobacco from a waterpipe.
7 | January 6, 2010 4:00am |
Author, speaker and consultant, Dan Coughlin, has been a regular contributor to Smart Planet throughout 2009. In this more personal post, Dan shares what he learned about VALUE last year and...
2 | January 5, 2010 3:00am |
HopeLab researchers are helping teens and tweens meet the challenges of serious conditions from cancer and autism to obesity and major depressive disorder.
January 4, 2010 12:55pm |
HopeLab researchers are helping teens and tweens meet the challenges of serious conditions - from cancer and autism to obesity and major depressive disorder. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das...
2 | January 4, 2010 8:46am
Full-feeling food aromas; Volvo electric cars; Fuel-cell supply ships; Lethal cloud computing; Cancer gene cracked.
December 23, 2009 12:11pm |
Researchers at Boston University and MIT have discovered a new type of antibiotic agent that causes bacteria to eventually kill themselves.
1 | December 23, 2009 11:49am |
What scientists in England and the U.S. have really uncovered is a giant puzzle. Which of these 23,000 lung cancer mutations, or the 30,000 in skin cancer, transform a cell into a monster? We...
December 17, 2009 6:06am |