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Cancer: The beat of an ancient drum?
The Guardian
April 2011
Forty years ago President Richard Nixon declared a "war on cancer". Yet in spite of $100bn (£60bn) of taxpayer-funded research in the US alone, the cancer mortality rate remains little changed. Dozens of much-hyped "cures" developed by drug companies are either useless or have marginal effect. What can be done? [Read more]

Let's get physical: mechanical forces drive a new field of study
March 2011
Let's get physical: mechanical forces drive a new field of study Nature Medicine March 2011 The cells in Cynthia Reinhart-King’s lab are getting a workout. Placed in a variety of man-made environments, these human cancer cells must fight their way through obstacle courses of tangled collagen fibers. [Read more]

Gerecht wins NSF CAREER Award for work in blood vessel formation
February 11, 2011
Sharon Gerecht, assistant professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. [Read more]

TEDMED 2010: Danny Hillis Talks Proteomics For Cancer Treatment (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
January 25, 2011
No doubt genomics and the mapping of the human genome is one of the great triumphs of modern science, supplying remarkable insight into the function and design of the human body and paving the way for personal genetic testing. But can reading cells supply enough insight into human disease -- specifically cancer? [Read more]


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