Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure, in hopes of eradicating cancerous tissues in the body.
Biologists at UC San Diego have genetically engineered algae to produce a complex and expensive human cancer treatment - raising hopes for the cheap mass production of this and other designer drugs.
We recently reported that drinking coffee may help prevent heart failure and even reduce the chances of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.
If you're a self respecting metal-head like myself, you probably go back to the roots of metal to hear where it all came from.
The moon could be a highly toxic place, say scientists, warning of cancer and breathing problems even when astronauts remain in their space suits.
Gene therapy has been used to increase the lifespan of mice by up to 24 percent - and improve their health at the same time.
Chemicals found widely in the home could be causing the big rises in cancers, intertility and other health problems seen in recent decades, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned.
Adam Yauch - aka MCA - died on Friday at the age of 47 after a protracted battle with cancer.
They said it couldn't be done in a million years, but somehow Van Halen actually finished an album, released it, and have been on tour in the US for several months now without killing each other.
MIT researchers have created a new type of nanoparticle that can synthesize proteins on demand, potentially creating cancer drugs right at the spot they're needed.
Researchers have discovered that eating red meat - any at all - appears to dramatically increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.
For ten years, it's been known that RNA interference could potentially kill cancer by shutting off malfunctioning genes - but there's been no efficient way to deliver the RNA.
Harvard researchers have created a tiny 'DNA robot' that can seek out and destroy specific cells - including cancer cells.
For some time, silver has had something of a folk reputation as a treatment for cancer.
2012 was shaping up to be a hell of a year for Black Sabbath, who announced on November 11, 2011 (11-11-11) they were reuniting, and recording a new album with Rick Rubin producing.
Last year, Black Sabbath confirmed it was reuniting with the original four members of the band, including Ozzy on vocals.
As many of us realise that, yet again, our New Year's resolutions have gone up in smoke, Cornell University researchers say they can make cigarettes safer.
Catholic nuns should be encouraged to take the oral contraceptive pill to cut their risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, say two Australian cancer experts.
Cancerous mice given sildenafil – the active ingredient in Viagra – survive more than twice as long as untreated animals, scientists have discovered.
Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified two molecules capable of killing cancer cells.