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Tag: Science and Health (EN)

Smoking: not an elegant choice for your life

What’s a common action among Robert de Niro in “Casino”, Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct”, Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Clint Eastwood in “The Good, the Bad, and the […]

The secrets of DNA (part 2)

In a previous post (this one) I described how DNA is structured and how is organized in the cell. I mentioned that some chromosome regions are accessible and others closed […]

How does cancer arise?

I’ve already dedicated a post (here) to describe how frequent tumors are. In this post I will focus instead on how tumors arise. We know that viruses and bacteria are […]

The secrets of DNA (part 1)

What do we know about DNA? A lot, but not everything yet. I am a biologist and DNA has been my Polar Star during the last 10 years (moving from […]

Cancer statistics worldwide in 2018

In September 2018, the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) released the last version (currently) of the GLOBOCAN database, which contains estimates of cancer incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 […]