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Vitamin C kills tumor cells with hard-to-treat mutation

PET scans reveal glucose-hungry tumors (here lung masses) that may be susceptible to vitamin C therapy.

Maybe Linus Pauling was on to something after all. Decades ago the Nobel Prize–winning chemist was relegated to the fringes of medicine after championing the idea that vitamin C could combat a host of illnesses, including cancer. 705 more words


What's Next?

Well here I am, a recent college graduate, 6 months out of treatment, single, and trying to figure out what to do next. I’m leaving Washington and moving back to my hometown but oddly content with where my life is. 288 more words

Young Adult Cancer

PET Scans

Positron Emission Tomography

A PET scanner uses medical tracers that emit positrons to generate an image of the activity and tissues in the body.

The Scanner: 255 more words


Scientists Gather in Boston to Discuss Research and Battle Anti-Science Political Agenda

(cover photo above: Pluto surface detail from New Horizons space probe, 2016)

By Mark Marchand

BOSTON — In the city that helped launch the great democracy experiment known as America, scientists from around the world gathered last month to discuss and share their latest research — and to draw battle lines against the ideological, anti-science platform of the new administration in Washington. 828 more words

Is Insomnia a Hybrid State?

Some research suggests that insomnia is a hybrid state, when the brain is neither fully asleep nor fully awake.

Now there’s new evidence for this claim. 661 more words


Imaging agent could reveal chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living brain 

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY, USA) have demonstrated the use of an experimental PET tracer in the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the living brain. 404 more words