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Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms

A new cancer-detecting tool uses tiny circuits made of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signatures on their surface. Duke University researchers fashioned the simple circuits from interacting strands of synthetic DNA that are tens of thousands of times finer than a human hair. Unlike the circuits in a computer, these circuits work… Read More »

'We made his last days as special as we could' – RTE weather presenter Nuala Carey on losing her dad to cancer

Nuala Carey at Bloom Nuala Carey at Bloom ‘We made his last days as special as we could’ – RTE weather presenter Nuala Carey on losing her dad to cancer Independent.ie RTE weather presenter Nuala Carey has appealed to the public to raise funds for cancer after he dad Maurice died last year of pancreatic… Read More »

Why so Many Cancer Drugs Are Made From Periwinkle

Many modern drugs are derived from purified and concentrated plant compounds (although compared to 20 years ago, few drug companies expend time and money looking at medicinal plant chemistry these days). Rosy periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), for example, a perennial plant native to Madagascar, is the basis for a number of commonly used cancer drugs that… Read More »