cancer Archive

Cancer, Elephants and P53

What is p53? Also known as a tumor protein or a cellular tumor antigen, p53 (also sometimes called TP53) is a gene that codes for proteins which in essence keep cancerous tumors from forming. Along with another cancer-suppressing …

The Cancer Gene We All Have

We recently had the pleasure of working with TedEd and ZedeM Media to produce an animation based on our RicochetScience article “What is the Link Between BRCA1 and Cancer?“. The video is now posted to …
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Starving Cancer Cells to Death

Cancer is basically the inability of the body to control the division of its own cells. This is caused by mutations in the DNA of a cell that causes it to lose its normal identity …
Science News Update: February 1st

Science News Update: February 1st

Science News for the Science Classroom From cancer to new dolphin species to the super-vision of shrimp, here is our list of interesting science articles from the past week. Oldest Known Cancer Traced to Initial …
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What is the link between BRCA1 and cancer?

The announcement that Angelia Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer has many people wondering what  BRCA1 is and how it relates to breast cancer. It is important …
Science in the News: Week of March 27th

Science in the News: Week of March 27th

Our breakdown of interesting articles this week includes epigenetics and corn, new proteins to fight Down syndrome, good news from the conservation front, and how to use the immune system to fight cancer. Immune System …