The Mammogram Debate

November 18, 2009

Disease screening is often a delicate balance. Catching a disease in its early stages almost always makes it more treatable, and can prevent permanent damage or even death. But it’s also cost-prohibitive to screen every person for every [Read more]

Shaving Your Head for Science

September 28, 2009

A researcher will do a lot for grant money, the fuel necessary to power a laboratory’s work. Sam Volchenboum, a pediatric oncologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center, took that adage to its follicular extreme last week, volunteering [Read more]

Nano-Treatment for Brain Tumors

August 26, 2009

(Note: This article was corrected on 12/9/09 – previously, it said that the nanoparticles were activated by UV light, but the TiO2 particles are actually modified to be activated using normal, visible light. Also, the light exposure time was [Read more]

Scenes from a cancer trial

April 15, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Neuroblastoma patients recently got some of the best research news they’ve had in a while – but the news wasn’t perfect for everyone. Word of the advance came in an announcement last month from the national [Read more]

Watch the Fine Print on Stem Cells

March 6, 2009

Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison By Jeremy Manier The Washington Post reported this afternoon that President Obama plans to lift the Bush-era restrictions on stem-cell research funding via executive order on Monday. Now comes the hard [Read more]