NASA takes on cancer with space station research

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.

Engineered algae produce complex anti-cancer drug

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.

Green tea compound could help fight cancer

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.

Smoke on the Water for Deep Purple’s Jon Lord

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. 

Just how poisonous is the moon?

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 dramatically extends mouse lifespan

Gene therapy has been used to increase the lifespan of mice by up to 24 percent - and improve their health at the same time.

Household chemicals 'causing serious diseases'

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.

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch fought for our right to party

Adam Yauch - aka MCA - died on Friday at the age of 47 after a protracted battle with cancer.

Van Halen is on fire, Eddie talks survival

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. 

Go figure.

Nano-factories produce cancer drugs at tumor sites

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.

Red meat consumption linked to early death

Researchers have discovered that eating red meat - any at all - appears to dramatically increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Engineers find new way to target 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.

'DNA robot' makes cancer self-destruct

Harvard researchers have created a tiny  'DNA robot' that can seek out and destroy specific cells - including cancer cells.

Silver treats cancer as effectively as chemo

For some time, silver has had something of a folk reputation as a treatment for cancer.

Cancer can't keep Sabbath's Tony Iommi down

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.

Black Sabbath guitarist fighting lymphoma

Last year, Black Sabbath confirmed it was reuniting with the original four members of the band, including Ozzy on vocals.

Scientists develop healthier cigarette

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.

Nuns should be on the pill, say docs

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.

Treating cancer... with Viagra

Cancerous mice given sildenafil – the active ingredient in Viagra – survive more than twice as long as untreated animals, scientists have discovered.

These peptides kill cancer

Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified two molecules capable of killing cancer cells.