Body of a Cancer Patient Left Radioactive Material at Arizona Crematorium

An Arizona crematorium was contaminated with radiation after the cremation of a patient who’d received radiopharmaceutical treatment, according to a new case study. Read More >>

This Molecule Could Prevent Cancer Patients From Losing Their Lunch

One of the worst side-effects of chemotherapy treatment is the inadvertent damage it causes to the gastrointestinal (GI) system, leading to nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. While there are short-term treatments available to help deal with these symptoms, oftentimes the damage can lead to chronic GI problems. Now, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say they’ve found a way to short circuit the molecular pathway that sparks this gut damage in the first place. Read More >>

Powerful New Gene-Editing Tool May Finally Be Used on Humans

Next week, a US federal advisory committee is set to review a proposal to use CRISPR — the cheap, powerful and buzzy gene-editing tool — on human patients for the first time. Read More >>