Exaggeration of science in the press: where does the blame lie?

Exaggeration of science in the press: where does the blame lie?

What do the three headlines above all have in common? As far as scientists are concerned, they share an sensationalism that probably does not represent the findings of the original study. Such exaggeration is troubling, but also relatively common. Indeed, media reporting of scientific discoveries is a veritable minefield of sensationalism and exaggeration. The results…

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…