Tag Archive: cancer

Feb 18

I have a bad gut feeling about this

Recently, a good friend of mine told me about his – now ex – girlfriend and how she ended the relationship based on a “gut feeling”. I wonder if that girl was aware of the big excitement that is currently flooding media and scientific literature regarding this topic. Well, not the break-up but the influence of the …

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May 23

What is it like to be a scientist working on a major breakthrough?

The PLOS blog PLOS Biologue recently published my review about Natalie Angier’s book Natural obsessions. It tells the story of Bob Weinberg‘s lab in the 70s and 80s – the time when he made one of the most important discoveries in cancer research and proved the existence of the human oncogene Ras which can cause normal cells to form tumours. But above all, …

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