Cancer risk myth debunked mathematically

A recent study published in Science by Tomasetti and Vogelstein suggests that variations in terms of cancer risk among tissues from various organs in the body merely amount to pure bad luck. In other words, cancer risk is ...

Gold probes may offer valuable insight into cancer

(Phys.org) —Nanoprobes made from gold could be used to predict people's cancer risk – and the effectiveness of treatments, following research by University of Strathclyde academics.

Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may impact health

In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural ...

Experts urge caution on popular 'skin rash' apps

More than 200 mobile apps for diagnosing skin rashes and moles are now on the market, and US researchers Wednesday urged caution in relying on them over a doctor's advice.

Genetic studies of mammary tumours (breast cancer) in dogs

Mammary tumours (breast cancer) are the most common form of cancer in bitches. Kaja Sverdrup Borge's PhD project has led to the identification of genetic changes associated with these types of tumour. Her findings can help ...

Different forage affects beef cattle weight, taste

Cattle are what they eat. The forage—grasses and other plants—beef cattle eat affects the nutrition and tastiness of the meat. Clemson University animal science researchers report that steers grazing on one of five forages ...

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