What Scientists Do When Funding Runs Dry

by Melanie Basnak figures by Jovana Andrejevic Doctor Marina Simian won a big money prize playing “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?” last month in Argentina. She’s not using that money to buy a house or go on a fancy vacation. Instead, she’s using it to fund her cancer research at the University of San Martin (Figure 1). “Why does she have to go to a TV … Continue reading What Scientists Do When Funding Runs Dry

Opinion: Can Obama’s Plan Cure Cancer? Shooting the moon one patient at a time

by Steph Guerra During his last State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new national effort for ‘a moonshot’ to cure cancer. He wants “America to be the country to cure cancer once and for all.” Still reeling from the premature loss of his son to brain cancer, Joe Biden is set to spearhead this major push for federal cancer research funding. Cancer … Continue reading Opinion: Can Obama’s Plan Cure Cancer? Shooting the moon one patient at a time