IBM's artificially intelligent Watson computer has been used to do everything from playing Jeopardy to studying brain cancer. The computer's latest pop cultural study was initiated by IBM research staff member Vinish Misra, who employed the system's User Modeling feature to analyze the personality traits of Lord of the Rings characters. Show More Summary
Cancer is a physically and emotionally taxing disease. Unfortunately, this study shows it can also have a negative effect on your health for reasons beyond the disease itself.
A hospital room has become so comfortable for the parents of a cancer stricken 4 year-old it became a natural place for their wedding.
A new campaign called “Behind Closed Drawers” hopes to raise awareness to the issue of anal cancer among gay men. “A growing number of physicians and health activists recommend that all men who have sex with men, especially those who are HIV-positive, be tested every one-to-three years depending on their immunological well-being and CD4 count,” organizers said […]
When Bill Hogencamp received his diagnosis of incurable cancer in May, the 84-year-old retired architect was told he wouldn’t survive the winter. Despite that diagnosis, Bill chose treatment and even adopted a little stray puppy that his wife saved from almost being run over. Show More Summary
Stephanie Jarstad assembled The Twelve Beards of Christmas as part of a “photography project to support men’s health and prostate cancer awareness.” Check out a gallery of her portraits here, and follow her work here and here.
Cancer is an unwanted experiment in progress. As the disease advances, tumor cells accumulate mutations, eventually arriving at ones that give them the insidious power to grow uncontrollably and spread. Distinguishing drivers of cancer from benign mutations open opportunities for developing targeted cancer therapies. read more
In 2014 we had the chance to interview some truly amazing women. We interviewed a range of inspirational women from a bone cancer survivor who is now a model to two sisters who opened the first plus size designer wedding dress boutique. Show More Summary
Women’s self-exams and physical exams by a doctor both detect breast cancer tumors at about the same size.
Marit Mitchell of the University of Toronto reports, “A Canadian research team led by Professor Brendan Freyhas developed the first method for ‘ranking’ genetic mutations based on how living cells ‘read’ DNA, revealing how likely any given alteration is to cause disease. Show More Summary
Scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells - meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in Cell Reports today (Wednesday). The...Show More Summary
Some of the important processes in aging are known to be initially protective at lower levels and later harmful. Senescent cell accumulation is a good example, as it acts to suppress cancer incidence by permanently removing the most at risk cells from the cell cycle. Show More Summary
Scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells.
Sometimes I tell people I’m learning how to treat cancer, and their first question is ‘why haven’t we cured cancer yet?’ We will. It’s coming. In medicine we’re much better at treating infections than cancer, but it wasn’t always that way: We didn’t know washing your hands before delivering a baby wassafer for women until 1847. The […]
At the age of 13, most boys spend their money on new video games, sneakers or maybe clothes, but they usually don’t donate it for a good cause. However, Jesse Kaufman showed maturity beyond his years by taking all of the money he was...Show More Summary
There’s a common perception that with cancer in the house, the mood is all death and dying, gloom and doom. But there can be laughter and humor, too.
Fukushima prefecture has been conducting regular checkups of over 360,000 people who were in Fukushima in March 2011 and were age 18 or under when the nuclear crisis struck. As WSJ reported in August, a study by researchers in Fukushima...Show More Summary
Key events that prompt certain cancer cells to develop resistance to otherwise lethal therapies have been identified by researchers. By mapping the specific steps that cells of melanoma, breast cancer and a blood cancer called myelofibrosis...Show More Summary
Awwww! This is such a bittersweet story! Liza Haynie Heaton battled a rare form of cancer, synovial sarcoma, and was in remission for three years when she received terrible news over the Thanksgiving weekend. Her cancer was back, and she wasn't eligible for treatment. Doctors told her she had about a month to live. [ Video: Watch A [...]
As a look back at the year, here are my most-read stories from 2014, and a list of some of my other favorites. Matt’s Most-Read Stories 1. Why Thousands Of Men Like JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Are Getting Throat Cancer 2. Think The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Stupid? You’re Wrong. 3. Here Is What ’60 Minutes’ Didn’t […]