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Keeping the balance: How epigenetics monitors cancer genes

The human genome contains around 20,000 genes with two copies per gene, one inherited from each parent. Changes in the genome including gene breaks, rearrangements, and extra gene copies are frequent in many diseases, most commonly in cancer. DNA breaks occur often throughout the genome,... click to read more

  • Zach Gray | PhD student at Cancer Epigenetics Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA 19111; Nuclear Dynamics and Cancer Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA 19111; Institute for Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA 19111
  • Madison Honer | PhD student at Cancer Epigenetics Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA 19111; Nuclear Dynamics and Cancer Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA 19111; Institute for Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA 19111
  • Johnathan Whetstine | Professor at Cancer Epigenetics Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA 19111
Views 807
Reading time 4 min
published on May 13, 2024
An Emerging Era: Wearable Breast Ultrasonography at Home

Breast cancer is a long-lasting global health challenge, and its early detection plays an important role in improving survival rates. Ultrasound is one of the most common methods of medical imaging for breast cancer, as it uses high-frequency sound waves to image the body's internal... click to read more

  • Canan Dagdeviren | Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lara Ozkan | Undergradute Student Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Views 268
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 10, 2024
Chemotherapy and heart failure

One of the chemotherapy treatment options for patients with breast cancer usually includes multiple cycles of therapies based on an intravenous medication of a group called anthracyclines. During the last two decades, the percentage of cure and response rates for cancer patients undergoing this treatment... click to read more

Views 575
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Mar 25, 2024
Stressing the gut-brain axis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic intestinal disorders that mainly manifests in two forms: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases involve persistent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and can cause severe symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and intestinal obstruction. If left... click to read more

  • Niklas Blank | PhD student at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Kai Markus Schneider | Assistant Professor at RWTH Aachen University
  • Christoph Thaiss | Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania
Views 1150
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 29, 2024
Taurine: a supplement for extending life-span and health

Aging is a complex biological process that has always captivated scientists, drawing them into often long research journeys to unravel the mysteries of this natural process. In our quest to understand the mechanisms that underlie the aging process, we serendipitously stumbled upon taurine in a... click to read more

Views 1196
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 24, 2024