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January, 2018

 

Brain organoids might be the future of cancer treatment

In 30 years as an oncologist, Dr. Howard Fine estimates he has treated some 20,000 patients with glioblastomas, the most deadly form of brain cancer, “and almost all of them are dead.” Of the 100 new glioblastoma patients he saw last month, “five years from now, only three will be alive,” he said. During a conversation recently in his office at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, Fine rattled off more dismal stats, like the many failed clinical trials of experimental drugs for glioblastoma; like the paltry increase inRead More


Brain organoids might be the future of cancer treatment

In 2014, Fine read the paper that launched the brain organoid revolution. It explained how biologists had coaxed human stem cells to develop into uncannily realistic miniatures of human brains. “That’s what we need,” Fine recalls thinking. He called the authors and got more details about their organoid recipe. “We putzed around and tried different things,” he said, and after some false starts — they weren’t using quite the right brain-making ingredients, so the stem cells developed into micro-pancreases and colons — it worked. “Within six weeks, we now haveRead More


15 Celebrities Who Survived Cancer

By Brian VanHooker Sunday, June 7th, is National Cancer Survivors Day, the perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate those who have won their battle with cancer. The following celebrities were all diagnosed with some form of cancer, from brain tumors to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but kept fighting and are now cancer-free. Mark Ruffalo Type of Cancer: Brain Tumor In 2001, Mark Ruffalo had a vivid dream that he had a brain tumor and it bothered him so much he decided to go see a doctor. As it turned out, he didRead More


15 Celebrities Who Survived Cancer

Wanda Sykes Type of Cancer: Breast Cancer While undergoing a routine breast reduction surgery in 2011, it was discovered that Wanda Sykes had very early stage breast cancer, known as DCIS, or ductal carcinoma in situ. With cancer on her mother’s side, Sykes was fearful it would get worse, and decided to undergo a double mastectomy. “I just wanted the best odds,” she told People magazine. “I made my decision because I love life.” Mr. T Type of Cancer: T-Cell Lymphoma Believe it or not, even Mr. T is notRead More


15 Celebrities Who Survived Cancer

Edie Falco Type of Cancer: Breast Cancer While she was playing Carmela on The Sopranos, Edie Falco was diagnosed with breast cancer. She kept it largely a secret while she underwent chemotherapy, but once she was cancer free, she took stock of her life and decided to make some changes. “Around February 2004, when I realized cancer wasn’t going to kill me, the answer was clear,” she told health.com. “For years I’d been waiting to start a family, but surviving cancer has a way of making you re-prioritize. I wasRead More


Lies Narcissists Use To Make You Stick Around

If there’s one thing that narcissists are legendary at, it’s keeping their victims around. Even when their victims know the way they’re being treated isn’t right, narcissists always have a way to keep people hooked. The way they do it is through lies, and there are plenty of lies that they will tell. If you’ve heard any of these phrases come from your partner’s mouth, chances are that you’re dating a narcissist – and that means you should probably dump them. Have you ever had to deal with abuse fromRead More


Lies Narcissists Use To Make You Stick Around

“No, I’m better than them.” One of the ways narcissists trap others is to make their victims think that they are the “better” option – even when being alone is the best bet you can have. As a result, they’ll trash talk anyone who comes near you until you feel like they’re the only ones worth your time. “No, honey, I promise, that’s the last time!” When narcissists really realize they’ve messed up, they’ll dole out promises of “never again” until the cows come home. The fact is, though, that all thoseRead More


Why Empaths Constantly Fall For The ‘Wounded Narcissist’?

Narcissist and empaths are in many ways opposites, so when these two become involved in a relationship, it can be trouble. Being with an empath is like heaven for a narcissist, who will revel in the attention and love an empath with lavish on them, but for an empath, it can be a hellish experience leading to mental and emotional anguish. If it’s such a disaster for empaths, why are they seemingly so attracted to narcissists? Empaths are open and loving people, who naturally want to take on other’s painRead More