Genetic Mutations and Disease Interactive

This interactive focuses on the roles of germline and somatic cell mutations in human disease. It supports the 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science, Medicine in the Genomic Era. _HHMI

Regular aspirin use found to protect against overall cancer risk

An analysis of data from two major, long-term epidemiologic studies finds that the regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, a reduction that primarily reflects a lower risk of colorectal cancer and other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. __MGH News

Gold by special delivery intensifies cancer-killing radiation

– Ερευνητές των Πανεπιστημίων Brown και Rhode Island παρουσίασαν πολλά υποσχόμενη μέθοδο αύξησης της αποτελεσματικότητος των ακτινοθεραπειών
– Researchers at Brown and URI have demonstrated what could be a more precise method for targeting cancer cells for radiation. Cancer-seeking peptides ferry nanoparticles of gold to the site. The gold then helps focus radiation on the cancer cells.