What do flu shots and erectile dysfunction have in common?

The answer: cancer therapy. Tumor removal is an invasive and stressful process for the body. After surgery, it's common for some straggling cancer cells to be left behind. With one's system in such a vulnerable state, the body's immune system often can't keep these rogue cells from spreading and causing the cancer to come back. …

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Random Biology: 10 fun facts you never knew you cared about

I know this blog's purpose is to help you learn how to improve your scientific literacy, argue with people who are anti-vaccine, etc... but its other purpose is to talk about the fun side of science. So enjoy some random biology facts below, and become instantly more fun at parties. (And hey, it can't hurt …

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