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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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