How Cancer Cells Are Formed by UV Rays
A 3D animation about the formation and introduction of cancer cells in our skin and into our blood stream as caused by UV rays.
Why Do Hospitals Have Particle Accelerators?
Investigate the science behind how doctors use radioactive drugs and PET scans to detect and diagnose diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Cancer Treatment: Cancer Vaccines
Cancer vaccines are a type of immunotherapy and can take two forms. Cancer prevention vaccines may be given to healthy people to help destroy certain viruses that could lead to cancer. Cancer treatment vaccines teach the immune system how to attack an existing cancer and keep it from coming back.
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Cancer Treatment: Epigenetics
Epigenetics is the science of what turns genes on and off. We know that mutations or damaged genes in our DNA can lead to cancer. Researchers are working on epigenetic drugs that conflict the on/off switches on our genes to change the instructions that cancer cells are following.
A Voice for Diversity in Science
Only 17% of the English-language biographies on Wikipedia are about women – but the statistic won’t stay that low for long if Dr Jess Wade has her way. A passionate advocate for diversity in science, Jess balances her work as an award-winning physicist at Imperial College London with her role as a ‘Wikipedian’, creating and uploading the biographies of underrepresented groups in science.
International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium
The fight against cancer is going global. The National Cancer Institute’s International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium brings together researchers from around the world to conduct proteogenomics research and develop a comprehensive international proteogenomic atlas that would represent the diversity of people and commonly diagnosed cancers in their unique populations. To break down silos, data produced by ICPC institutions is made available to the public.
Cancer: Who Lives? Who Dies?
Ted Goldstein is a Silicon Valley tech executive turned cancer researcher. After a successful career and an instrumental role as top executive at Apple, Ted returned to College to obtained his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Biomolecular Engineering to study cancer and to approach the disease the way software engineers approach difficult problems.
RNA No Longer Lost in Translation
"Stress granules" belong in the cellular toolbox of survival strategies. Proteins and RNA huddle together into membrane-less blobs when the cell is threatened, a mechanism which is also critical for proper maternal mRNA storage, synaptic plasticity, tumor progression and neurodegeneration. These previously invisible basic genetic processes have been captured for the first time, using fluorescence microscopy.
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