Category Archives: Science news

To Cut or Not to Cut: That’s a Cancer Surgeon’s Question

In a series I’m continuing to develop, I talk about why it’s so difficult to treat cancer. (To catch up, follow these links: Part 1, Your Tumor is Not a Clone. Part 2, Cancer Cells are Still Cells. Part 3, Resistance is

Could a New Material Be the Latest Weapon Against Greenhouse Gases?

One of my favorite things about the weekend is that I have time to be outside. There is a great park close to our house where you can play table tennis, run on the loop on the perimeter of the

What I Learned Marching for Science in Geneva

There were nearly 40 organizers for the March for Science, Geneva, that was on Saturday in the Jardin Anglais. By the time the march started (a bit late), at 11h30, we estimated around 800 people had joined us. The experience

Part 1, The Sequel: Attack of the Clones

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

The Technical Side of Science: The Cost of Disease Research

Part of the reason that I started Science Daily Dose is because I wanted to share the interesting discoveries in science with a more broad audience. Most publications that scientists write are not for a broad audience. Indeed, sometimes even

From Mini-Guts to Mini-Brains: Organoids and Their Uses

I’ve written before about why I work with animals in my cancer research, and why mice can be very useful in biology research, but I want to talk today about advancements in alternatives to animal experiments. A common question in science

Science in the News: Why the EPA Matters

The Headline, 3 February 2017, United States Congress // H.R. 861 – To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after an article published in the New York

Science in the News: Why the FDA Matters

  The Headline, 5 February 2017, New York Times // Trump’s F.D.A. Pick Could Undo Decades of Drug Safeguards   New and Startling Beauty to the Skin Thru Radium! Tho-Radia, Méthode Scientifique de Beauté Exciting Public Demand for Amazing Beauty Discovery

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

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

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