Posts Tagged ‘Bone’

The Emergence of CRISPR

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

One of the most remarkable scientific breakthroughs since the mapping of the human genome has been CRISPR, an acronym that […]

Cancer in the Crosshairs

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Research Contracts & Innovation (RCI) is the department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) that’s responsible for signing research […]

Vitamin D Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Technically speaking, vitamin D is not actually a vitamin – it is a steroidal hormone – that controls the levels of calcium […]

An Old Drug Grabs New Attention

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

The drug thalidomide, given to pregnant women in the late 1950s, was responsible for serious birth defects that led to its […]

Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by admin 4 Comments

Obesity – a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount of body fat – is often measured using […]

Late Spread Supports Early Diagnosis

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

Scientists from the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK and their international collaborators have just published a paper in Cancer Cell entitled “Genomic evolution of […]

On a Long Hike with No End in Sight

Posted on: July 21st, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Every four years since 1950, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has awarded the Fields Medal  to provide recognition and support for […]

How Old is Cancer?

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

Five years ago we reviewed an award-winning book entitled The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer in which Siddhartha Mukherjee […]

No Place to Hide

Posted on: June 3rd, 2016 by admin 5 Comments

When a woman is treated for breast cancer, one of the fears is that the disease may spread, or metastasize  to […]

How Old is Breast Cancer?

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by admin

Four years ago Siddhartha Mukherjee published his prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer that was featured in […]