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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

First discovered in the 1980s, exosomes are microscopic spherical packages, called vesicles, released by all cells. Their normal role in the body is still being studied, but it is clear to scientists that these virus-sized containers hold a wealth of information about the cells they come from.

Knowing this, researchers are looking to exosomes as tools to screen for cancer, guide treatment strategies and follow how patients respond...

BY Devon Carter

From your growth to your digestion, your hormones regulate many basic functions within your body. These chemical messengers are produced and...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Jorge Castillo’s back began to ache, he thought he’d injured himself at work.

“I install and repair electrical power grids, so...

BY Molly Adams

You probably know that cancer treatment can cause side effects like nausea, fatigue and hair loss. But some types of cancer treatment may also cause eye-related side effects that can affect your quality of life, including the quality of your vision, ease of reading or your ability to drive a car safely.

That’s why our Nagham Al-Zubidi, M.D., recommends scheduling an eye exam before beginning cancer treatment. “With good screening...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Months after his chondrosarcoma treatment at another hospital, Chuck Lichtman developed a life-altering hernia. It made it hard to move, sleep...

BY Heather Alexander

If you’ve seen reports about the carcinogen benzene being found in sunscreen, you may be wondering what it means for your sun-safety routine...

BY Karen Vollmering

Radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of cancer treatment. It uses high-energy X-rays to pinpoint and destroy cancer cells. Radiation...

BY Devon Carter

Stem cells come from our bone marrow and grow to become red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These cells make up our blood and...

BY Lauren Rose

Headaches, seizures and weakness throughout the body can all be potential brain tumor symptoms. Because these symptoms can also be signs of...

BY Ronda Wendler

Not long after moving into her new house, Dana Evans noticed an itchy red spot on her left breast.

“I’d seen a few spiders in the house...