Life Science

Preventing cancer–2 views

From The Scientist “Can we prevent cancer? Absolutely, according to epidemiological data on migrant populations. The Japanese historically have a high incidence of gastric cancer and a low incidence of colon cancer. In the U.S., it is the opposite. In the last half of the twentieth century, upon migration to Hawaii, first generation Japanese saw a dramatic switch in the ...

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More cancer from The Scientist

There are a couple of additional articles in the cancer feature of The Scientist that should be of interest to FI Space.

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Follow-up on NIH and cancer science

If you’re interested in science trends that may be contributing to the new twists at NIH, it happens that The Scientist has a feature this week that is all about cancer science. Strap on your molecular biology thinking cap. Aberrant cell signaling. How cells take the wrong fork. DNA expression profiling. Are cancers as distinctive as, say, earlobes? Diagnosing cancer ...

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NIH turbocharged?

Looks like the NIH is adopting some new initiatives to push research out the door faster in deliverable interventions in health. They have developed a “master plan” that targets more specific areas of research. Some quotes: …the institutes will provide training in clinical research to community doctors, who can help test treatments and disseminate the findings of biomedical research. One ...

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