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How Damaged is Your DNA? A New Startup Wants to Know

KQED Science | March 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

How Damaged is Your DNA? A New Startup Wants to Know

If your annual checkup included a simple blood test to determine how much DNA damage you have in your body, you may be able to optimize your long-term health by taking action to minimize DNA damage due to your diet, exercise and environment. A startup company called Exogen Biotechnology wants to provide the public with a way to monitor their DNA health.

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How Gut Bacteria May Cause Cancer in Obese Individuals

KQED Science | July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

How Gut Bacteria May Cause Cancer in Obese Individuals

Scientists have been puzzled for years about why obese people are at a higher risk for certain cancers. A new study in mice suggests that gut bacteria specific to the obese may be to blame.

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Mining Naked Mole Rats for New Cancer Therapies

KQED Science | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mining Naked Mole Rats for New Cancer Therapies

Naked mole rats never get cancer and now scientists have found one of the big reasons why. They hope to be able to translate this finding into new treatments for cancer.

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