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Cell Suicide

Cell Suicide

Apoptosis—the intricately orchestrated self-annihilation of cells—is vital to human life, but can prove deadly when it goes awry. Marie Hardwick contends that a better understanding of this process could mean new treatments for everything from cancer to Alzheimer's.

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“Super” Enzyme Protects Against Dangers of Oxygen
Researchers have developed a new prediction model to identify genetic defects associated with colorectal cancer.

Science Vs. Experience in a Cancer Cluster Investigation
The possibility that chemicals from an Army base caused a cancer outbreak has roiled the Frederick community. Concerned citizens and public health experts have sought answers to two deceptively simple questions: Is there a cancer “cluster” in Frederick? And, if so, is the base the cause?

Forecasting Colon Cancer Risk
Researchers have developed a new prediction model to identify genetic defects associated with colorectal cancer.

Deadly Secondhand Smoke
Professor Jonathan M. Samet was the senior scientific editor of a Surgeon General’s report that found there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

Culturally Appropriate Public Health
School researchers developed education materials on the importance of early breast and cervical cancer detection for Korean-American women.