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The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.


For Your Procrastination: Surprising Facts about Caffeine

May 8, 2015 | Vishnu Samarasimhasubhashchandra

Coffee coffee coffee, no single person’s day is done without having a cup of coffee.  Coffee is the best friend for many of us.  Recent reports show that scientists (ourselves) are the biggest coffee drinkers of all.

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Coffee could lower risk of dying from oral cancers, study finds

December 13, 2012 | Roberta Nichols

Let’s have another – three – cups of coffee. If you power back four cups of coffee a day, you might be too jittery to hold the cup, but you also might be helping reduce your risk of dying from mouth and throat cancer – by half.

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Don’t bet on finding skin cancer protection at your kitchen table

August 9, 2012 | Alicia Di Rado

It’s a headline tempting to any Starbucks fan: “Drinking coffee may cut skin cancer risk.” A recent study showed that the more caffeinated coffee people drink, the lower the chances they’ll develop basal cell carcinoma, the most common kind of skin cancer.

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