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The curious tale of the cancer ‘parasite’ that sailed the seas

CTVT infection involves the direct transfer of CTVT cancer cells (shown) between dogs by physical contact. Credit: Olga Glebova A contagious canine cancer that conquered the world by spreading between dogs during mating likely arose around 6,000 years ago in Asia and spread around the globe through maritime activities, scientists …

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Cuttlefish ink found promising for cancer treatment

(Left) A cuttlefish. Credit: North Atlantic Stepping Stones Science Party, IFE, URI-IAO; NOAA/OAR/OER. (Right) Comparison of tumor size after 16 days of different treatments, including cuttlefish ink nanoparticles (CINPs) and CINPs with irradiation. Credit: Deng et al. ©2019 American Chemical Society Researchers have found that cuttlefish ink—a black suspension sprayed …

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Preventing colorectal cancer and stillbirths

Dr. Kirsten Wolthers working in a laboratory. Credit: Canadian Light Source Characterizing a tiny protein—determining its shape and what it does—was the first step taken by Dr. Kirsten Wolthers and her colleagues in their effort to learn more about a very common molecule that is implicated in a wide range …

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Judge to reassess $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

A federal judge will reconsider a jury’s $80 million damage award to a cancer victim who used Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said at a hearing Tuesday that he will reduce but not entirely eliminate punitive damages for what he called the company’s “reprehensible” conduct. He said …

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