Natural selection opportunities tied to cancer rates

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Cancer patient receiving chemotherapy
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Countries with the lowest opportunities for natural selection have higher cancer rates than countries with the highest opportunities for natural selection, according to a study published in Evolutionary Applications. Researchers said this is because modern medicine is enabling people to survive cancers, and their genetic... [Read Article]
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Antibiotic could help treat CML

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CML cells
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The antibiotic tigecycline may enhance the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), according to research published in Nature Medicine. Using cells isolated from CML patients, researchers showed that treatment with tigecycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infection, is effective in killing CML stem cells when used... [Read Article]
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