Is Shampoo Dangerous?

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 18:02 in Health & Medicine

As a scientist, it is part of my job to keep tabs on new scientific discoveries and recent publications. It was in this context that I recently ran into a fascinating paper by researchers at the University Of Cambridge looking into how formaldehyde (a known carcinogen) selectively destroys BRCA2 – a protein in the cell that is known to suppress the formation of tumors. In fact, BRCA2 is a highly studied gene in medical science since its inactivation by random mutation has been strongly associated with increased risk of certain types of cancer – in particular breast and uterine tumors. It’s

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