Tag Archives: Cancer research

Germs Help in the Fight Against Cancer

Study shows that certain gut bacteria enhance the action of chemotherapy drugs

Since about the mid-19th century, people have been understandably afraid of germs. Prior to that time, no one knew why millions of people became mysteriously ill with symptoms such as fevers, rashes and coughs. Nor did they understand why so … Continue reading

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Some Genes Reactivate After You Die

Scientists find that some DNA messages get stronger after death

If you’re like most of us, you probably imagine that everything in your body shuts down when you die, from your heart to your brain to the tiny strands of DNA that “program” your body’s cells. However, results of a new … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Statins Are Linked To Reduction In Cancer Mortality Rates

Researchers call for clinical trials to evaluate the effect of blood-thinning statin drugs on cancer patients

A study carried out by scientists at Aston Medical School in Birmingham indicates that cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could significantly reduce mortality rates among cancer patients.  Researchers analyzed health records of nearly one million cancer patients admitted to hospitals … Continue reading

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Life Extension Pursuits of the One Percent Miss the Point Completely

Death-phobic billionaires invest in prolonging life for the select elite

What do eliminating cancer and infectious diseases, genetic modification, cryonics and artificial brains that retain original human personality have in common? All these ventures are being funded by some of the world’s wealthiest and most death-phobic people. Peter Thiel, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet” by Jean-François Brunet and Peter Friedman

A documentary that explores the artistry of programmed cell death

When you imagine cancer cells, you probably don’t picture a group of dancers writhing around on stage. Yet, this is exactly what Peter Friedman and Jean-François Brunet depict in their documentary “Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet.” This film is purely … Continue reading

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What Do Trees and Hospice Centers Have in Common? An Interview with David Anthony Hall, Part Two

Photographer David Anthony Hall reflects on his work's unique relationship with hospice centers -- as it turns out, we can learn a lot about death from a woodland outing

In part two of a two-part interview (read part one here), SevenPonds speaks with the Dublin born, UK based photographer David Anthony Hall. David’s work inspires its viewer to reflect upon his or her relationship with the natural world and … Continue reading

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