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Fun Science FRIEDay – Virus be good!

Fun Science FridayNovember 6, 2015

“The era of the oncolytic virus is… here.” Stephen Russell, Cancer researcher and haematologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnessota …. and let me be the first to welcome our new virus overlords! Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a decision that received little fanfare, but has huge implications for […]

Ocean of Pseudoscience Shorty – Sharks and Cancer

biology, marine science, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, Science, sharksSeptember 6, 2010

One of the most prevalent shark myths  is  “sharks don’t get cancer”. This is associated with the more troubling myth that consuming shark cartilage will cure humans of cancer. Despite the success of books with titles like “Sharks don’t get cancer: How shark cartilage could save your life” and “Sharks still don’t get cancer: The […]