Hear and Now: A Cancer Vaccine, a Healthy Comic Book Industry and Less Light

Allison Loudermilk

Hear and Now: A Cancer Vaccine, a Healthy Comic Book Industry and Less Light HowStuffWorks
Hear and Now: A Cancer Vaccine, a Healthy Comic Book Industry and Less Light HowStuffWorks

Welcome to the ninth episode of the HowStuffWorks Now podcast!

Here's what we were up to this past week.

Jonathan Strickland reported on the VAPER trial, an ongoing, two-year British study that's using immunotherapy to treat patients with any type of advanced cancer. The aim is to give those patients' weakened immune systems some artificial help in recognizing and killing cancer cells. Similar trials have already been carried out in Europe and the U.S. with promising results.

Robert Lamb delved into a PLOS One study that examined how light exposure can affect the health of kids. Specifically, the researchers wondered whether light exposure could be contributing to pediatric obesity. 

Speaking of light, HowStuffWorks Now also featured a story on how a third of the world's population can't see the Milky Way galaxy anymore due to light pollution.

Lastly, much like the superheroes that populate their pages, print comic books prove that they're not so easily slayed. Christian Sager gave us some good news about the comic book industry and how it's not just surviving but thriving.

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