Cancer cells hibernate like bears to evade harsh chemotherapy — ScienceDaily

Tapping into an ancient evolutionary survival mechanism, cancer cells enter into a sluggish, slow-dividing state to survive the harsh environment created by chemotherapy or other targeted agents. In research published January 7, 2020 in Cell, Princess Margaret Scientist Dr. Catherine O’Brien and team discovered that when under threat, all cancer cells — rather than just […]

Look to harsh species-poor areas — ScienceDaily

For decades, scientists have worked to understand the intricacies of biological diversity — from genetic and species diversity to ecological diversity. As they began to comprehend the depths of diversity across the planet, they noticed an interesting pattern. The number of species increases drastically from the poles to the equator. This phenomenon, known as the […]