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When a good bum joke just takes the cake

It’s kind of awkward telling Claire Hooper I developed something of a girl crush on her over the past year. Locked down – with way too much flour, butter and sugar in the house – I turned to The Great Australian Bake Off for solace. It was the perfect antidote, a reality television show where… Read More »

Approval of at-home tests releases a pandemic-fighting weapon

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved inexpensive, at-home coronavirus tests for over-the-counter sales this week, adding a potentially powerful weapon to the nation’s pandemic-fighting arsenal that experts say will likely still be needed despite increasing numbers of vaccinated Americans. One of them is Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology, who has called on federal… Read More »

An emerging treatment option for men with recurring prostate cancer after radiation therapy

Prostate cancer is often a multifocal disease, meaning that several tumors can be present in different parts of gland at the same time. Not all of these tumors are equally problematic, however. And it’s increasingly thought that the tumor with the most aggressive features — called the index lesion — dictates how a man’s cancer… Read More »