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Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

Rapamycin and drugs that act like it have a limited effect against many cancers because their tumors are resistant to them. Now, the discovery of a cell growth mechanism could lead to new drugs that overcome this resistance in some cancers.…

What makes aggressive brain cancer ‘immortal?’

A new study has discovered what makes glioblastoma cells so resilient and difficult to destroy. The finding may lead to more effective, targeted treatments in the future, the researchers argue. Researchers now know what makes glioblastoma…

What to know about leukemia survival rates

Leukemia is a broad category of cancers that affect white blood cells. The chances of survival depend on a variety of factors, including a person's age and response to treatment.The American Cancer Society estimate that there will be around…

Cancer update: Research from August 2018

Cancer never rests — and neither do those who have devoted their lives to finding new ways to battle this deadly disease. In this Spotlight, we look at some of the most promising cancer studies from the past month. Researchers continue to…

What are the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle?

Leading a sedentary lifestyle is becoming a significant public health issue. Sedentary lifestyles appear to be increasingly widespread in many nations despite being linked to a range of chronic health conditions.Most people living a…

Dogs: Our best friends in sickness and in health

Dogs, often hailed as humans' best friends, have been the topic of many scientific studies looking into how they might boost our well-being. In this Spotlight, we'll explain how your friendly pup can benefit your health across the board.…

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer

Infectious fever makes our bodies more resilient to cancer by increasing and strengthening a particular group of cells in the immune system. How does fever benefit us? At present, this is just a theory. For decades, studies have suggested…

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