Fasting Away Tumors (With a Little Help From Metformin)

Reading time: 4 minutes Sara Musetti The world of drug discovery is a frustrating, delicate world. Scientists spend years working on fine-tuning molecules to improve their function, make them safer, or even just make them easier to give to patients. We have a catalog of drugs that work on single, specific proteins only found in …

Colorectal cancer is on the rise in adults < 50 years old

Reading time: 4 minutes Morgan McSweeney Note: Throughout this article, I will use phrases such as "patients with overweight/obesity" instead of "overweight/obese patients." This is because the field is trying to move away from using disease states as descriptors. Another example would be a preference for saying "patients with diabetes" instead of "diabetics." I know …

Natural Products for cancer research

Reading time: 3 minutes Bekah Schulz Natural products, or compounds isolated from plants/microorganisms, have been used as herbal medicines throughout human history. These compounds have many measurable effects. In fact, ⅓ of the top selling pharmaceuticals are natural products or their derivatives. Many antibiotics were discovered from screening these compounds and recently have shown efficacy …