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City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.


Spreading Scientific Inaccuracy – With Chocolate

July 30, 2015 | City of Hope

Courtesy of Dr. Jacob Berlin, the following article explores how many scientists, journalists, and members of the public can perpetuate or fall victim to bad science. By omitting certain details, or “massaging” one’s data or experimental design, one can create the results one desires, and can often times depend on the media to take it viral.

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Cancer Therapy Gets Small for Humans — and Animals

August 8, 2013 | mlewis

The Helix is honored to present a guest post from Michael R. Lewis, Ph.D., an alumnus of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope. Lewis was the first City of Hope student to earn his doctorate, graduating in 1997.

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Nick Snead_Flippin biomaterials figure with citation

Flippin' Biomaterials

April 1, 2013 | Nick Snead

I saw this paper published in  Science , authored by (as one of my undergraduate biomedical engineering biomaterials professors put it) one of the "demigods" of biomaterials, Bob Langer, and an up-and-coming materials scientist named Dan Anderson, who is making lots of siRNA-delivery biomaterials, too.

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