Category Archives: Research highlight

Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult, Part 5: Is This Thing On?

Cancer as a “disease” is incredibly complex, and patient care for a cancer diagnosis is complex as a result. I’m starting to explore some of these difficulties in a series of articles: “Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult.” Previously published

From the Suggestion Box: When Science Research Becomes a Numbers Game

// I got a great request from a reader to talk about what he called “the ethics of science.” In his words, “Science needs looking at to see that our finite resources are used sensibly and wisely to benefit all mankind.”

In the Headlines: Gene Editing in Humans

// I’m hard at work on a special double-feature for science news next week, but in the meantime I want to highlight some big news published in Nature this week. CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time

Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult, Part 4: There is No Google Translate for Science

Cancer as a “disease” is incredibly complex, and patient care for a cancer diagnosis is complex as a result. I’m starting to explore some of these difficulties in a series of articles: “Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult.” Previously published

Science in the News, 5 October 2016

// Today in Sweden, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”. What are molecular machines? Molecular machines are groups of molecules that

Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult, Part 3: Resistance is Not Futile

Cancer as a “disease” is incredibly complex, and patient care for a cancer diagnosis is complex as a result. I’m starting to explore some of these difficulties in a series of articles: “Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult.” Previously published

Let’s Get Real about Mental Health in Academia

Next week, I am going to share a story here on ScienceDailyDose.com about my own mental health during my academic career. It’s important to have this discussion, with researchers at every level in academia. On Tuesday, September 13, I will host

Welcome to Science Daily Dose!

Over the past few days, I’ve gotten a lot of traffic thanks to WordPress Discover sharing one of my articles on their website. If you’re checking out Science Daily Dose for the first time, welcome! On this page, I will

Does Organ Function Determine Cancer Susceptibility?

Research article // Evolutionary Ecology of Organs: A Missing Link in Cancer Development? Some background // In the past few weeks I’ve focused a bit on why treating cancer is difficult (check out part 1 and part 2 to read more).

Congratulations! Your article is published.

I’m so proud to share an email that I got in my inbox this afternoon. Congratulations! Your article is published. About a year ago (and with the critical eye of a wonderful educator who happens to be my sister-in-law), I started writing at

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