Since it's National Cervical Cancer Awareness this month, women are advised on how to prevent this type of deadly cancer.
A new DNA test may help detect cervical cancer and may replace pap smear testing.
Women diagnosed with severe mental illness are less likely to get cancer screenings, a new study reported.
A new study reported that the HPV test was better at assessing women's risk of cervical cancer.
The FDA has approved the DNA test as a first line alternative to the Pap smear for cervical cancer screening.
The FDA panel of experts has recommended the HPV test as the first step in screening patients for cervical cancer.
Who thought a routine Pap smear can do anything apart from detecting a cervical cancer? However, the U.S researchers have found a possibility to diagnose ovarian and endometrial cancer, all using the Pap smear! The Papanicolaou test or commonly known as the Pap test has successfully been used on a regular basis to spot cervical cancer in women. In this method, cells from the cervix are tested for the possibility of them being cancerous.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.