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Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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A Battle Plan for Tumors
26 May 1999 7:30 pm
is the birthday of Helen Dyer, a biochemist born in 1895 and known for her research on the biological precursors to cancer. Working at the National Cancer Institute, Dyer discovered that vitamin B-6 can thwart a potent liver carcinogen in animals. The finding stimulated further research on the vitamin's protective role against cancer. In 1949, Dyer compiled the first comprehensive index of tumor chemotherapy.
Source: Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A biographical dictionary (Greenwood Press, 1997)