Cancer

Finding Hope With Pancreatic Cancer

March 4, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Pancreatic cancer has made an unusual amount of news lately, with the very public struggles of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, and actor Patrick Swayze. The diagnosis can be dire news; the mean [Read more]

Detecting pancreatic cancer

February 23, 2009

By Jeremy Manier There’s a fine pancreatic cancer piece in the Chicago Tribune today by Robert Mitchum, a friend of the blog who recently got his Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of Chicago. Rob uses a new study on a potential method of [Read more]

Darwin and Cancer

February 12, 2009

By Jeremy Manier One of the interesting riddles of evolution is how single-celled organisms became integrated into larger communities of cells, finally resulting in cumbersome creatures like us. But sometimes even we get glimpses of what life before [Read more]

Happy Birthday, Darwin

February 12, 2009

By Jeremy Manier By a happy coincidence, we chose the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth to start this new biomedical blog, Science Life. Evolution and human genetics will be frequent subjects here, both in terms of theory and [Read more]