cancer

Dogs Can Sniff Out Thyroid Cancer In Your Urine

We know that it’s possible to detect some types of cancer by scent alone, and that dogs are even capable of sniffing it out too. Now, researchers have demonstrated that a whiff of your urine can allow our canine companions to identify whether you have thyroid cancer.


Graphene Could Be Used To Neutralise Cancer Stem Cells

Graphene has a frankly overwhelming array of amazing possible uses, from body armour to seeing through walls. To that list, you can perhaps add the ability to fight cancer too.


No, These Apps Can't Detect Cancer. Just Stop.

A slew of apps have cropped up touting the ability to diagnose any number of diseases over the past few years, and now thanks to the federal trade commission in the US, at least two of them will have to stop. Because science isn’t backing up any of it.


Sun Keeps Damaging Skin Cells For Hours After Exposure

When you think you’ve had enough sun, you probably move into the shade. But, according to a new study, that might not be soon enough — because it turns out that sun keeps damaging skin for hours after exposure.


Remember The '90s Panic That Power Lines Caused Cancer?

“The potential danger from EM fields is making millions of human beings into test animals,” Ted Koppel solemnly intones in a 1990 Nightline report on electromagnetic fields from power lines. But two decades and hundreds of studies later, there has been no great cancer epidemic caused by power lines. Why did we get so scared in the first place?


365 Days Of Beijing Pollution In One Megamosaic

Beijing is a great city, especially if you want to develop lung cancer thanks to the overwhelming pollution that shrouds the city most days of the year. This mosaic made by resident Zou Yi during a year of photos from the same window is even more powerful than the usual pictures we are used to.


Google X Wants To Track Cancer With Nanoparticles And Wearables

Google X, the company’s secretive arm tasked with dreaming up the future, is as you would imagine pretty ambitious. But in the area of medicine, their plans seem ripped from the pages of science fiction. Today, at the WSJD conference, Google X announced a project that wants to track cancer in your blood with the help of nanoparticles and a wearable.


Scientists Can Detect Disease By Dripping Urine Down This Tiny Tube

A team of chemists at Brigham Young University have developed a remarkably simple and cheap lab-on-a-chip test that can accurately detect markers of serious conditions like kidney disease or even prostate cancer using nothing but a drop of urine the and the perpetual pull of gravity.


A 250MP Camera Designed To Spot Early Signs Of Skin Cancer

To help speed up screenings for spotting melanoma, the most deadliest type of skin cancer, dermatologists already use digital cameras with wide-angle lenses to capture images of a patient’s body. But to ensure there’s enough resolution to zoom in close and visually examine a specific area researchers at Duke University have developed a 250-megapixel camera that provides extremely detailed views of a patient’s skin.


Engineered Yoghurt Could Save You From Cancer

Yogurt, it turns out, might not just be good for you from a nutritional point of view. In fact, engineered yogurt bacteria could make spotting cancer as easy as taking a pregnancy test.