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  1. Basketball Player, Fundraiser, and Cancer Awareness Supporter Lauren Hill Passes Away at 19

    19-year-old Lauren Hill, who became the subject of national admiration last year for pursuing her dream of playing college basketball despite being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor shortly after her 18th birthday, passed away around midnight last night.

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  2. Tampons Could Be Useful In The Detection Of Endometrial Cancer

    Menstruation may still be largely hidden away from the public despite its massive prevalence in the lives of so many people with uteri, but tampons could be receiving their call to action.

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  3. 3-Year-Old Lassoes Our Hearts, Dresses as Wonder Woman to Celebrate Last Day of Chemo

    Ah, a Wonder Woman/Onion Ninjas crossover.

    Last May three-year-old Sophia Sandoval was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, for which she underwent surgery to remove the tumor and several months of chemotherapy before returning home recently with her family.

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  4. Google Is Now Making Human Skin; at Least That Means They Won’t Take Yours

    For rad Google Doodle tattoos?

    Google has begun manufacturing human skin for research at its Life Sciences facility, and it actually has nothing to do with designing disguises for the cyborgs that walk among us.

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  5. This Robot Can Help Kids Through Chemo, Vaccinations & Other Scary Medical Procedures

    Robots are helping us do a lot these days but as an adult who had far too many needle experiences in her childhood, I'm certainly wishing this one was invented sooner. Say hello to MEDi.

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  6. Watch Speedruns, Cure Cancer With the Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon

    Speedruns: The next best thing to becoming a doctor?

    Games are finished with sonic speed, computer programs play games better than you, and cancer gets its butt kicked: Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrun marathon to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Actual Superhero With Mini Version Of Himself OH GOSH

    We love you, Anthony Mackie.

    Is there anyone who loves being a superhero more than Anthony Mackie? Bless. (via Twitter)

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  8. Things We Saw Today: In Space No One Can Hear You Sleep

    Etsy user CBedroom is selling some beautiful looking space bedding sets in their shop. My only worry is I'd wake up from an afternoon nap and think I fell through a wormhole.

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  9. 11-Year-Old Girl Who Battled Cancer Wins Coveted Inventor Award For IV Backpack She Designed For Friends

    At eight years old Kylie Simonds was diagonsed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the connective tissues. Now eleven, Kylie has been cancer-free for two years, but she still remembers the struggles of chemo and has friends fighting the disease. To make the lives of children in treatment a little easier, Kylie has designed an IV backpack for pediatric oncology units that has been winning awards at conventions as well as acclaim in the medical community.

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  10. New Study Says Cancer Could Be Detected by a Simple Blood Test

    Let's hope this study holds up to scrutiny.

    Screening for non-specific cancer is difficult because cancer is really just a catch-all term for very different diseases with a range of causes, symptoms, and treatments. A new study says researchers have found a common factor and a simple blood test can be used to screen patients for hundreds of types of cancer at once, but there is a drawback.

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  11. Cancer Beaten With 10 Million Doses-Worth of Measles Vaccine by Mayo Clinic

    Remember this is still in the very early stages.

    A patient with multiple myeloma cancer was treated at the Mayo Clinic with an experimental trial that dosed her with a massive amount of measles vaccine, and is now in complete remission. It's very early, but the method will be getting more research.

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  12. Whoops: SELF Magazine Criticizes Cancer Survivor Running Marathon In Tutus She Sells For Charity

    Marathon runner Monika Allen was overjoyed to find out SELF magazine wanted to use an image of her from a recent race. After all, it would help get attention for her sale of tutus, the proceeds of which go to Girls on the Run, a charity aimed at promoting exercise and confidence for young girls. But then the magazine was published and she realized the clipping featuring her likeness wasn't a positive mention at all.

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  13. Slathering Your Meat In Beer May Help Prevent Cancer

    Oh, the sacrifices we must make for our health!

    Backyard cookouts are to die for, but fortunately now you don't have to. A new study says that beer marinades may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer potentially posed by eating grilled meat, so summer 2014 is going to be next-level delicious.

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  14. Survey Shows American People Are Super Gullible and Believe Silly Things

    I think I've seen this survey before. It's called "Facebook Newsfeed," maybe?

    If you're a rational adult who Googles and debunks every conspiracy theory your weird uncle shares in your Facebook feed (for real, why haven't you just blocked him yet?), prepare to develop a drinking habit. A recent survey has explored just what kind of dumb conspiracy stuff people believe with some disheartening results.

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  15. One Day IBM Watson Might Be Able To Treat Your Cancer

    I'll take "chemotherapy" for $400, Alex.

    Today IBM announced a new program they're working on that will use Watson, their now infamous Jeopardy-playing supercomputer, to treat cancer patients by analyzing data from their genes. Yeah, let's see how you like it when robots start doing your jobs better than you, oncologists!

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  16. Not Content With Spermbots, Science Has Made Tiny Motors For Human Cells

    Vroom-vroom! ..Is probably not the sound it makes at all but whatever.

    Having mastered the science of magnetically-directing sperm cells, scientists have now decided to implant tiny motors into other human cells in order to direct their motion. Thought to assist with drug delivery, the tiny motors are propelled by ultrasound impulses, and sound way cuter than they probably are in actuality.

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  17. The Bay Area Adds To Batkid-Mania With Their Very Own Wonder Girl

    We Can Be Heroes

    You remember the fun San Francisco (and everyone else) had with Batkid, right? Well the Bay area town of Vallejo recently celebrated another young individual by turning them into a superhero for a day. Everyone, say hello to Monika Romo, aka Wonder Girl. 

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  18. Art Show Fights Cancer With Time Travel

    Hey! Listen!

    When artist Chris Thornley (Raid71) was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer a few years back, he and Julia Hall set up Art V Cancer, a yearly show that donates most of its proceeds ($13,368 since it began in 2011) to cancer charities. As if the philanthropy aspect isn't cool enough, this year's show,  titled Bending Time and Space, heavily focuses on time travel movies. And, as we all know, time travel movies are the best movies. Hit the jump for amazing art based on The Terminator, Back to the Future, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and more. (via: GeekTyrant)

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  19. Diamonds and Gold Take Cell Temperature, May Be Key to New Cancer Treatment

    Accurate nanothermometers are a girl's best friend.

    Cells are tiny, which makes it pretty hard to take their temperature. A recent study published in Nature, however, suggests that diamonds and gold fragments can be used to read the temperature of individual cells. This could open up new avenues of research regarding cell behavior, and may be the first step toward a more deft method of killing cancer cells.

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  20. Help Cancer Research by Playing a Mobile Game

    Helping cancer researchers do their work by having fun seems like a win/win.

    A big challenge in cancer research is dealing with the huge volume of data it produces that needs to be analyzed. There's more data than there are researchers to look at it, so Cancer Research UK is taking a novel approach to sorting through it all. They've partnered with mobile game company Guerilla Tea to create a mobile game that lets players break down cancer research data in a fun way.

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