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Does Study of Down Syndrome Hold a Possible Cancer Cure?

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Remarkably, people with Down syndrome have an increased incidence of leukemia but a much lower incidence of solid tissue tumors. What is it about the extra copy of chromosome 21 that protects them from solid tumors but predisposes them to blood cancers?

Funding Cancer Research: The Danger of Brightly Colored Ribbons

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Pink ribbons are for breast cancer, dark blue ribbons are for colon cancer, and so on. But cancer is more a disease of genes than one of specific tissues, so the specialization of our research and educational efforts based solely on a given cancer's tissue of origin could have detrimental aspects.

Basic Research: The Fountain About to Run Dry

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Biology is an intrinsically artisan discipline: it looks like a crazy quilt of intricately interwoven threads (take a look at the diagram of any biological pathway and you get the picture, let alone how things translate across scales).

Dean Ornish Talks With Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

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