PET scans show biomarkers could spare some breast cancer patients from chemotherapy

Related video In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report a new study using PET scans has identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which patients with one type of HER2-positive breast cancer might best benefit from standalone HER2-targeted agents, without the need […]

News study reanalyzes the effects of noncaloric sweeteners on gut microbiota

Related video There is currently not enough evidence related to the effects of noncaloric sweeteners on appetite, short‑term intake, and risk of suffering from cancer or diabetes, as shown by a study recently published in the scientific journal ‘Advances in Nutrition’. This study has reviewed prior evidence about the effects of sweeteners on gut microbiota […]

New method helps quantify very low concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey

Related video Researchers from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland have developed an ultra-sensitive method to quantify extremely low concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey. This is a follow up to their study on the global contamination of honey by these pesticides published in the Journal Science in October 2017. The authors, which also include colleagues […]

Focusing on the fovea

Related video For decades, scientists have turned to the retina of the humble laboratory mouse as an ideal model organism for understanding how neurons connect to form circuits in the brain. But as a model for vision and vision-related diseases, mice simply aren’t equipped. The problem, said Joshua Sanes, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of […]