This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Seattle and Delaware report their findings from a study of the anti-cancer effects of the phenol curcumin on medulloblastoma. The team tested curcumin's ability to induce apoptosis and inhibit tumor growth in vitro and in vivo using medulloblastoma models, and found that it induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase in medulloblastoma cells.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.