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November 23, 2021 What is cancer, and how can research help?

What is cancer? Cancer is a blanket term for more than 100 related diseases that have a core characteristic in common — unchecked cell growth. At the…

March 1, 2021 What you need to know about colorectal cancers

In 2020, colorectal cancers accounted for 8%, or 147,950, of new cancer cases, making them the fourth most common type of new cancers diagnosed in the…

May 21, 2020 Explainer: What are mitochondria?

If you ask high school biology students about mitochondria, they’re likely to respond with the same answer: mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell. But…

July 25, 2019 Explainer: What is structural biology?

[gdlr_row] [gdlr_column size="3/4"]The human body is immensely complex, comprising trillions of cells, proteins and molecules that work in concert to keep all of our systems…

August 20, 2018 Explainer: What is inflammation?

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s reaction to a harmful stimulus, such as infection with a virus like the flu, an injury like a…

August 9, 2018 Explainer: What is cancer metastasis?

What is cancer metastasis? Cancer metastasis refers to the spread of cancer cells beyond their original location, to other parts of the body. What causes…

August 2, 2018 Supporting science, a sample at a time

Biorepositories are a vital part of modern biomedical research  Science can’t happen without samples. Comprising healthy and diseased tissues, blood, saliva and other materials, these…

December 16, 2016 Friday explainer: What is cancer?

What is cancer? Cancer is a blanket term for more than 100 related diseases that have a core characteristic in common—unchecked…