Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer An ancient gene that protects elephants against cancer has been pinpointed by researchers and could lead to new ways to treat cancer in people. The gene destroys cells with damaged DNA, something […]

Light-emitting nanoparticles could provide a safer way to image living cells

At left is a high-resolution transmission electron microscope image of a nanoparticle measuring 8 nanometers in diameter, with a 4-nanometer-thick shell. The scale bar is 5 nanometers. At right is a scanning transmission electron microscope image showing a collection of 8-nanometer nanoparticles with 8-nanometer shells (scale bar is 25 nanometers). Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

Researchers compare existing approaches for automating diagnostic procedures of skin lesions

The three prevalent skin cancers, according to the literature are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma is an archetype of skin cancer that typically result from an unpredictable disorder in the melanocytic cells, thus causing improper synthesis of the melanin. While melanoma might account for the least amongst the three aforementioned skin […]