‘Listening’ to single cells may uncover cancer origins
Articles / Cancer

‘Listening’ to single cells may uncover cancer origins

Listening to a single voice in a crowd can be difficult. In a similar way, determining gene expression in single cells has posed quite a challenge.  A major step toward single-cell analysis can potentially help scientists study how cancerous tumors begin, which could lead to better treatments, diagnosis and prevention in the future. “Cancer begins with … Continue reading

Toys and science connected on new free STEM initiative
Articles / Community Outreach / STEM Education

Toys and science connected on new free STEM initiative

Connecting toys with science is one of the best ways to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education curriculum. And that is what a collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corp. has achieved and offers to schools nationwide. It all started when Hess Corp. donated about 4,000 of its 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster … Continue reading

Image of the Month: Lighting up blood vessels in a tumor
Articles / Cancer

Image of the Month: Lighting up blood vessels in a tumor

When a mouse breast tumor is exposed to radio frequency (RF) electric fields the interaction between RF electric fields and the cancer tissue causes tumor vessels to dilate and open up. The network of blood vessels in the tumor can be seen with a fluorescence microscope when injecting fluorescent quantum dots (green) that lit up as they flow … Continue reading