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What Autism Can Teach Us About Brain Cancer

What Autism Can Teach Us About Brain Cancer

Applying lessons learned from autism to brain cancer, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have discovered why elevated levels of the protein NHE9 add to the lethality of the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma.

Cancer Cells Suscepitble to Metabolic Stress

Stressed-out Cancers May Provide Drug Target

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress, opening the way for new targeted therapy that wont harm normal cells.

Skin Cancer in Men

Quarterback Phil Simms Teams Up with the American Academy of Dermatology to Tackle Skin Cancer

In recognition of Mens Health Awareness Month and the start of summer, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released findings from a new survey, which found that more than 90% of American men know something about skin cancer, but only six in 10 (61%) know how to detect signs on their skin, and even fewer actually visit a doctor for annual skin cancer screenings (18%). These shortcomings were more apparent in younger men (18-34), who were also significantly less likely to believe that they are at risk for skin cancer than men over 35 (31% vs. 42%), and are more likely to protect their skin for cosmetic reasons than they are for health reasons (32% vs. 20%).

Study of Dermatology on YouTube

Study of Dermatology on YouTube Shows New Ways Science Reaches Public

YouTube is for more than watching World Cup highlights, Brian Williams refreshing old-school rap classics, and videos of skateboarders landing in unfortunate positions on railings. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Dermatology Online Journal shows that YouTube also allows researchers, journals, and health advocates to connect directly with the public on topics of skin cancer and prevention.

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