Tagged: DNA

How alcohol damages DNA and increases cancer risk

Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer, according to research part-funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Nature today. Much previous research...

How bacteria rule over your body

The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells harbored by each person, primarily bacteria in the gut; the human microbiome consists of the genes these cells harbor. Microbiome projects worldwide have...

Do cellphones cause cancer?

Cell phones are more widespread than ever, and the debate about whether they can cause brain cancer continues unabated. With the results of each new study, scientists and advocates on both sides of the...