The last of the theories pings microRNA as the culprit. Regarded as insignificant in the DNA-coding process, microRNA may sneakily mess with DNA coded for a healthy cell by changing and intercepting it entirely, tricking the cell it into turning cancerous. Confused? You’re not the only one. But findings like these, presented at this past spring’s American Association for Cancers Research getting together with in Orlando, Fla., tweak the prevailing theories on how cancer spreads, that may signal a dependence on new treatments. Specifically because so little is known about a few of these fresh theories, like the microbes – which contain individual pieces of DNA themselves – and appear to communicate with cells through the entire body.On Thursday, after more than 8 weeks of rehab for her spinal-cord injury, Van Dyken-Rouen took her first steps using a bionic exoskeleton device. It had been the 41-year-old’s first-time standing upright because the accident. She captured the moment on Instagram to talk about with her legion of followers. Here it is. I’m WALKING!!! #onestepatatime #itcouldhappen, she wrote. Then she posed for a few pictures with her spouse, Tom Rouen.

Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children The rise in cigarette use by adults in the last century may explain the asthma epidemic in children according to a report by researchers at the Mailman College of Public Health. The analysis is published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American University of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology .