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Expert panel to Washington: Here’s how we cure cancer

Expert panel to Washington: Here’s how we cure cancer A panel of cancer experts has released its list of recommendations for the government’s big Cancer Moonshot program, a bid to bring the success of the Silicon Valley model to bear on cancer, the emperor of all maladies.This moonshot project, officially referred to as The Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot, was originally going to be priced at a cool billion dollars, but in the time since cancer authorities have asked for about $650 million.

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for nanomachines

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for nanomachines Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.Things didn’t go exactly the way he envisioned, but his ideas have been made real with the gallery of nanomachines Sauvage, Stoddart, and Feringa have made.

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that's up to 99% accurate

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that's up to 99% accurate Researchers from Washington State University have come up with a diagnostic rig that can use a smartphone, a prism, and an ELISA plate to detect cancer.In the controlled settings of their lab, with the high-purity reagents they had to work with, the researchers were able to detect the cancer marker interleukin-6 (IL-6) with 99% accuracy.

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery In theory, superparamagnetic particles can be ideal for drug delivery because an external magnetic field could essentially drag them around the body.The development of larger superparamagnetic crystals could allow doctors to create special crystals for drug delivery.

Deep learning algorithm diagnoses skin cancer as well as seasoned dermatologists

Deep learning algorithm diagnoses skin cancer as well as seasoned dermatologists During recent tests, the algorithm performed just as well as almost two dozen veteran dermatologists in deciding whether a lesion needed further medical attention.“We made a very powerful machine learning algorithm that learns from data,” said Andre Esteva, co-lead author of the paper and a graduate student at Stanford.

How these two women managed to keep their hair through chemo

How these two women managed to keep their hair through chemo Both Kristin Haynes and Deanna King both used cold caps to retain their hair throughout their chemotherapy treatments.In 2015 the FDA approved the marketing of the 'DigniCap' cold cap system.

Scientists discover way to eliminate chemotherapy side effects in mice

Scientists discover way to eliminate chemotherapy side effects in mice Which is why it’s exciting to hear that scientists have published a paper describing how these side effect might be nullified.“Chemotherapeutic drugs are an effective anti-cancer strategy but come with a number of side effects due to the lack of specificity against cancer cells,” Dr.

Long-term study shows that vaping really is safer than regular smoking

Long-term study shows that vaping really is safer than regular smoking More: The complete noob’s guide to e-cigs and vaping “Our study also looked at dual users, i.people who both smoke conventional cigarettes and use e-cigarettes,” Shahab continued.

A new study uses cancer-seeking fluorescents to light the way for surgeons

A new study uses cancer-seeking fluorescents to light the way for surgeons Scientists have developed a new method for helping surgeons recognize and remove even the smallest cancerous tumors — by quite literally lighting the way with tiny fluorescent particles.The ability to detect cancer cells In the study, the fluorescent probes were used to detect pancreatic cancer, one of the nastier cancers around, in which survival rates are frequently less than a year.

Thieves Steal PlayStation 4 From Children's Cancer Ward

Thieves Steal PlayStation 4 From Children's Cancer Ward As if the world was not bleak enough already, thieves stole a Playstation 4 from a children’s cancer ward in New Zealand’s Wellington Hospital over the weekend.According to New Zealand paper The Dominion Post, hospital staff confirmed that the PS4 disappeared over the weekend after it was removed from the table it was bolted to.

Avoid the FJ Discord chat

Avoid the FJ Discord chat The Funnyjunk Discord chat group (the one that actively asks its members to shill for it using Funnyjunk content as a recruitment board) just started an active campaign for its members to go to Reddit to start shilling there while stealing their memes to spam on Funnyjunk.Nothing too special about this, just wanted to put it out there for people to know just how cancerous that group is.

Tattoo artist beautifully explains why women cover their mastectomy scars

Tattoo artist beautifully explains why women cover their mastectomy scars Most of Allen's clients have never been tattooed.He spends a lot of time learning about their cancer and its scars.