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The Role of ZFHX4 in Regulating the Cancer Stem Cell State

Gliomas are a class of primary brain tumors that originate from glial cells, which are cells that support the function of neurons in the central nervous system. This class of tumors includes astrocytic tumors, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas and mixed gliomas. Within the group of primary astrocytomas, glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant and commonly occurring astrocytoma,…

The Golden Future of Cancer and Nanotechnology

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with the 18.1 million new cases worldwide in 2018 expected to rise to 29.5 million by 2040 [1]. Despite more knowledge about the causes of cancer and improved interventions, cancer mortality rates are still high due to delays in diagnosis and high rates of recurrence….

How Can We Promote Preventative Care to The Underserved?

With cancer as the second leading cause of death, bureaucratic and financial support for preventative care is needed now, more than ever. Indeed, an estimated 42% of cancers are preventable; however, underserved communities are characterized by “inadequate access to, or reduced utilization of, high quality cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and/or rehabilitation services”…

A Crash Course on Immunotherapy

Our immune system has amazing capabilities. From macrophages that ‘eat’ microbes to plasma cells which produce specific antibodies, numerous cell types work in conjunction to eliminate pathogens from the body. Equipped to target a wide range of foreign threats, the immune system’s T cells are especially powerful and adaptable, even able to recognize internal danger…

Vitamin D Deficiency: A New Pandemic

Rickets, a disease caused by vitamin D deficiency, is rarely diagnosed by the practicing physician today. At the beginning of the twentieth century, rickets was prevalent among poor children living in polluted and industrialized cities. The discovery of vitamin D and its anti-rachitic properties soon brought about the fortification of milk with vitamin D and…

Diagnosing the Cancer of the Future

Society often speaks about cancer as a collection of conditions that cannot be strung together perfectly without needing more knowledge than what seemingly exists. Movies often display extreme cases of health conditions in patients combined with extremely futuristic diagnostic and treatment plans. More often than not, society dismisses these as the treatments of the future…

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