Pinpointing how cancer cells turn aggressive

It’s often cancer’s spread, not the original tumor, that poses the disease’s most deadly risk. “And yet metastasis is one of the most poorly understood aspects of cancer biology,” says Kamen Simeonov, an M.D.-Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. In a new study, a team…

Harnessing healthy behaviors to prevent dementia

A new Alzheimer’s disease drug will hit the market soon, the first in nearly two decades. But some experts say the evidence for it isn’t terribly strong and worry that it may cost a lot. Still, the announcement of its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines…

‘Go hard, go early’ approach to COVID-19 the right move

A new study published today highlights the importance of a ‘go hard, go early,’ strategy when it comes to responding to growing outbreaks of COVID-19 in Australia. According to the lead author, Professor Tom Kompas at the University of Melbourne, Victoria’s current snap lockdown is the correct approach. “Our work…