5 Cancer Myths Exposed

5 Cancer Myths Exposed

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We have all seen it before, Facebook and Twitter posts of cancer facts, shared and re-tweeted across the sea of social media. Sometimes it’s obvious when an article is fake or trying to sell you something, sometimes it’s straight forward when it comes from a trusted source as real, but sometimes it blurs the lines

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Curing Type 1 Diabetes with Gene Therapy

Curing Type 1 Diabetes with Gene Therapy

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Type 1 diabetes mellitus (sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes) is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. People with this form of diabetes require injections of insulin every day to control the glucose levels in their blood, or they will die.

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Lung Cancer Cell Dividing

Lung Cancer Cell Dividing

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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

In honour of World Cancer Day (Feb 4th 2013) this week I thought this photo would be fitting. This is a scanning electron micrograph (STEM), coloured by Steve Gscheissner, of a lung cancer cell dividing.

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Avoiding a Cold & Flu This Season

Avoiding a Cold & Flu This Season

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Colds and Flu like illnesses cost billions of dollars in medical visits and missed days of work each year. Even with continuing advanced knowledge of their virulence, pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, treatment and prevention, we are pretty much left to fend for ourselves

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