Needle in a Haystack - Tipping the Scales in the Search for Cancer

Needle in a Haystack - Tipping the Scales in the Search for Cancer

Dear readers, Please be aware that this post contains descriptions of the experiences of individuals diagnosed with cancer. It also discusses in detail the symptoms and survival rates of numerous cancers. Some may find these parts of this post difficult to read. The story that Deborah from Monroe, Georgia tells of her experience with colorectal…

The Journey of a Lifetime (Part 3) - Spooky Action at a Distance

The Journey of a Lifetime (Part 3) - Spooky Action at a Distance

Missed the previous parts? Have a gander at Part 1 here and Part 2 here With the characterisation of a magnetic compass, the research stemming from Monarch migration has received new life. Revisiting the established discovery that blocking antennae light-detection resulted in complete disorientation, it was now clear that not only the sun compass but also the magnetic…

The Journey of a Lifetime (Part 2) - A Magnetic Map Under Cloudy Skies

The Journey of a Lifetime (Part 2) - A Magnetic Map Under Cloudy Skies

Missed Part 1? Have a gander here For researchers attempting to unravel the story of the Monarch migration, the fact that the circadian clocks in the brain played no part in migration came provided a surprising twist. The functions that did seem to be lost when the brain clock proteins were silenced highlighted that while they were…

The Journey of a Lifetime (Part 1) - Robins into Redstarts

The Journey of a Lifetime (Part 1) - Robins into Redstarts

Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle classified over 500 species of birds, mammals and fish. Finely in tune with the natural world, his analyses deciphered many of the processes that occur in nature for the first time and endured for centuries. However, from time to time some of his observations were a little removed from reality. Every year, as…

Cancer Stem Cells: The Stubborn Cells Behind Cancer Recurrence

Cancer Stem Cells: The Stubborn Cells Behind Cancer Recurrence

Cancer therapy is one of the most rapidly advancing fields in medical biology. In mere decades, survival rates have significantly increased and undergoing chemotherapy is a far more pleasant experience than it used to be. While improvements have clearly made, the amount of cancers that remain stubbornly resistant to chemotherapy remains substantial. Patients can appear…