Vinyl Chloride, Revisited
In the wake of the derailment of a train in Ohio come renewed concerns about vinyl chloride and its use in industrial products.
Dogs and Cancer
Because we share many of the same cell types with our pets, they develop some of the same cancers. Comparative oncologists study these parallels.
When Cancer Spreads between Species
The exchange of cancerous cells between organisms is rare. Scientist studied how it happened across species of mussels.
Branding the Breast Cancer Narrative
Do those ubiquitous pink ribbons stand for women’s health concerns... or for normative concepts of beauty?
Dr. Nose: Disease-Detecting Animals
Belgian scientists are training rats to detect diseases. Other animals, including dogs, have a history of disease-detection.
The Remarkable Immunities of the Naked Mole-Rat
Research explains why naked mole rats, unlike most mammals, are resistant to cancer and the pain induced by acid.
We’re More Sensitive to Our Health After a Celebrity Dies
Data suggests that people are more sensitive to health-related matters after the death of a celebrity.
Do Tall People Have a Higher Risk of Cancer?
We review the research on the correlation between height and cancer risk.
Psy-Q: Is Age Really Just a Number?
Is age just a number?
A Tobacco Plant that Could Cure Cancer?
Finding anti-cancer agents inside tobacco may seem like a pretty strange coincidence, but it’s not unheard of to find help in harmful places.