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How Old Are You, Really? Meet Your Biological Age.

Whether we easily reveal our chronological age to others or keep it close to…


By bringing together many different types and sources of patient data together in one place with high powered computing, physicians and researchers can begin to develop better ways to treat the right patients at the right times with the most effective interventions, given individual factors like cancer genetic information, tumor stage, demographic information, lifestyle factors and more.

What’s the Deal with Using Computer Modeling to Predict Disease Outcomes?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary and accompanied by many questions. Will…


Set of bacteria, microbes under microscope.

What’s the Deal with Antibiotic Resistance?

“A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know…


Blocking Hormone Uptake Burns More Fat

Fat is not just fat. In other words, fat is not just a collection of energy…


When Pathogens Collaborate - Research in Brief

Have you ever thought about what could happen if microbes in your body joined…


Skin prick allergy test.

The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn't Kill You...

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Friedrich…


Clean culture of aerobic bacteria on agar plate, biohazard sign in background.

She Traced the 2001 Anthrax Letters. Now She's Protecting Your Gut Health.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rita Colwell, a “giant”…


Anatomical structure of biological cell.

What You Should Know about Oxidative Damage and Stress

The last two posts I wrote had a unifying theme: oxidative damage. The first…


Close up of saline intravenous (iv) drip in a child's patient hand.

The Right Chemo For Your DNA

What causes two patients with the same type of cancer to respond so differently…


Radiologist talking to a patient. Credit: skynesher.

Welcome to Tumour Talk

Cancer can be a scary a thing. It can be scary for patients, caregivers and…