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Paleo-oncologist Katie Hunt has a personal connection to an exciting new field of archaeology.

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Chemist Rebecca Abergel and her colleagues have found a way to remove radioactive contaminants from the body. Now they are trying to put their solution in a pill.

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Oncologist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee explains why doctors aren’t so much looking for disease as bias in their work.

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Dying and death confront every new doctor and nurse. Are they trained to cope with mortality? A surgeon weighs in

Jorge Soto and Fay Christodoulou have built a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of cancer.


At 16, Brittany Wenger created a tool to diagnose breast cancer, helping women detect cancer early. Here’s how, and why, she did it.