Life Science

Nanotechnology safety monitored

A new report from the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars calls for a new approach to nanotechnology oversight. The report comes from one of the country’s foremost authorities on environmental research and policy, which examines the strengths and weaknesses of the current regulatory framework for nanotechnology. Considering the implications nanotechnology has for cancer ...

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Epigenetics and cancer

Whoa! Here’s a hypothesis about cancer from some researchers that gives the whole process a significant twist. A Johns Hopkins researcher, with colleagues in Sweden and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, suggests that the traditional view of cancer as a group of diseases with markedly different biological properties arising from a series of alterations within a cell’s nuclear ...

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New Cancer Genome Atlas

The New York Times has been covering a lot of cancer topics lately as mentioned in an earlier blog on FI Space about a current series. In addition, another story today in the NYT today was about the three-year $100 million funding that the federal government has designated for the Cancer Genome Atlas pilot – "the first step toward a ...

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Times cancer articles

The New York Times has been running a series of very informative articles about cancer. Today’s is about environment and cancer. It’s the fourth in a five-part series. Seems to me it’s a handy reference set, so here’s permanent back-door links to the articles that avoid the pricey archives. I’ll update the list when the final article, genetics and cancer, ...

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