Life Science

Feds: improve cancer therapy

Shortcuts to cancer discovery and moving this quickly through to approval, this is a topic we care about at ACS. The Food and Drug Administration, the National Cancer Institute, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this past week the Oncology Biomarker Qualification Initiative – an agreement to collaborate on improving the development of cancer therapies and the ...

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Put down that bonbon

I don’t want to be a spoilsport if you’ve just gotten a heart-shaped box of chocolates, but… Here’s an interesting article by Gina Kolata in today’s NY Times about the long-running debate about diet and health. The low-cab diet goes back at least to the 19th century, and many other approaches have had their day. Making youself healthy or ill ...

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Dr. Len's Cancer Blog Launches

The American Cancer Society has launched a medical and scientific blog authored by Deputy Chief Medical Officer Len Lichtenfeld, MD. On "Dr. Len’s Cancer Blog," at http://www.cancer.org/drlen/,  Dr. Lichtenfeld discusses breaking cancer news while helping to explain and provide commentary on new medical research, scientific developments, and other cancer breakthroughs. The blog is targeted primarily to journalists and is intended ...

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Ah, we have an answer

I posted a little article about some research on how quickly people get an impression of a web page. It’s quick; literally in the blink of an eye. We here’s some real science just reported from Johns Hopkins U about visual perception and how it takes place. Ties in nicely with the observation about impressions. "Vision doesn’t happen in the ...

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