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Infographic: Building personalized cancer vaccines

To create an individualized cancer vaccine, researchers must identify cancer-specific peptides called neoantigens, then use a cell-, protein-, or nucleic ...
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Infographic: How CRISPR gene editing works

Here's a quick look at the mechanics of CRISPR, courtesy of Euroseeds, a trade association for European seed producers. The ...
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Interactive Infographic: Human body of the future with artificial organs, bionic eyes, lab-printed bones and more

Technology has changed the game for medical professionals across the past few decades. It’s hard to imagine where we’d be ...
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Infographic: World cancer deaths have been declining steadily since the early 1990s

Read full, original post: Total deaths from cancer per 100,000 people, 1990-2016 ...
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Infographic: These supercomputers mimic human brains to boost computing power

Neuromorphic hardware takes a page from the architecture of animal nervous systems, relaying signals via spiking that is akin to ...
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Infographic: Global cancer death rates declining or holding steady

The overall global trends on cancer mortality ... tells a story which at first glance can seem conflicting. The total ...
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Infographic: US cancer death rates have been dropping steadily after many peaked in the early 1990s

The chart provides longer-run trends in cancer death rates, from 1930 in the United States... . Overall, particularly in lung ...
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Infographic: Number of people with cancer has more than doubled since 1990

How many people in the world have cancer? Globally, it's estimated that 42 million people across the world suffered from ...
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Infographic: 5-year US cancer survival rates are on the rise

Despite increasing global cancer deaths, cancer death rates across many types have been falling. This is partly attributed to earlier ...
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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Infographic: Global regulatory and health research agencies on whether glyphosate causes cancer

A jury decision, while significant, is not a substitute for scientific research ...
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Infographic: Are genetically engineered crops less safe than classically-bred food?

Crops and foods today are not what they used to look like. Farmers and plant breeders have been modifying plant ...
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Deep dive into the science and history of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer

The science behind the product, the fight over glyphosate, and the research behind the formulations ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 5: Soil health―When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this is ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall, many consumers are still worried about pesticides. They are especially concerned with ...
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Infographic: How do urban environments drive genetic change?

Air pollution may favor the adaptation of organisms to become more stress-resistant than their rural counterparts. There is some evidence ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
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Humans mated with the mysterious Denisovans more than once, as well as with Neanderthals

We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic...But to mock Neanderthals is to mock ourselves: Homo sapiens had lots of sex with Homo neanderthalensis. Neanderthal genes supply ...
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Infographic: Gene editing and CRISPR in action

Much of the excitement around gene editing is fueled by its potential to treat or prevent human diseases. There are ...
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Can CRISPR really save lives? People with beta thalassemia blood disease likely first human trial subjects

For those who have no idea what CRISPR is all about, the abbreviation means “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.” ...
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Dozens of ‘mysterious’ chemicals lurking in our ‘all natural’ fruits and vegetables?

Rutin, glycine, and beta carophyllene: if you saw these words on an ingredients list, you'd probably presume the food was ...
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Infographic: Why single out GMOs—one of many forms of crop modification—for labeling?

[Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is a scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies. She has a PhD in molecular genetics with a ...
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Infographic: How crops are genetically modified to resist plant viruses

Plant viruses can be serious pathogens in crops as they can cause anywhere from minor losses to total crop failure ...
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Y DNA: Redrawing map of Europe, North Africa and Middle East based on male lineages

The map [below] shows what the borders of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa might look like if they were ...
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Infographic: Understanding ‘hazard vs risk’ illustrates lack of science behind IARC’s glyphosate cancer designation

Lately in the news of agriculture there has been a lot of controversy over the popular herbicide glyphosate being labeled ...