This press release was posted to serve as a topic for discussion. Please comment below. We try our best to only post press releases that are associated with peer reviewed scientific literature. Critical discussions of the research are appreciated. If you need help finding a link to the original article, please contact us on twitter or via e-mail.
I like that the authors made sure to note that there were no immediate clinical applications. Yea for not overselling your work!
Then why are they making a press release of it! I really don't understand press releases...
Because at this point it's an interesting discovery. They were just responsible enough to ward of some intrepid journalist from going crazy.
This may aid in prognostics for breast cancer. Many patients tumors are molecularly profiled with a commercial test called Oncotype. It tests everything from BRCA mutations, to her2/neu amplifications/hormone receptor status.
I completely understand why they did this study and I appreciate the implications of the work. My issue is specifically with the fact that it was made into a press release. Why does this have to be publicized?
That was my point too Jane! How do universities decide to release statements about any given research?
I agree, it is an interesting artcile and it was good that they published it. Maybe other research labs can take something out of this finding and make more progress to putting it into clinical trials.
When you're paid to hit people, it's not always easy to stop at the end of the work day—a fact the NFL has to reckon with, and fast
Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.
You can learn a lot about people if you mess with their minds. Here are four infamous experiments in which psychologists gave in to unethical temptations
The number of people without enough to eat has fallen rapidly over the past 25 years, but sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia are still struggling
New research raises serious questions about how artificial sweeteners might affect our bodies, but let's keep our cool and just do more research
Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
Caitlin Doughty has been cutting pacemakers out of corpses, grinding human bones by hand, and loading bodies into cremation chambers for seven years. But the 30-year-old mortician doesn't want to keep all the fun to herself: She thinks the rest of us should get to have a little more face time with the deceased.
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.
A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional cervical smear test, researchers said on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate commit to help West Africa wallop the virus