WHEN Peidong Yang first took living organisms and connected them to electrified silicon wires, no one thought any good could come of it. “When I proposed the idea, people didn’t believe it would work,” says Yang. The microbes weren’t the only ones that got a shock. Yang’s experiments at the University of California, Berkley, and those of a few others, are showing that some organisms can not only survive an encounter with raw electrons pumped through the silicon, but live for weeks this way.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces the incidence of pre-cancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), according to a population-based study in New Mexico. The results of the study were published in JAMA Oncology. The researchers examined rates of CIN in women between 15 and 29 years of age from 2007 to 2014 in the New Mexico HPV Pap Registry.
Eileen Moleski has received mammogram results suggesting she has breast cancer four times, but further testing showed, each time, that she didn't have the disease. Now, she gets anxious each time she's due for another mammogram, said Moleski, 44, who lives in the Philadelphia area.