Caffeine in the Lab

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Today is National Coffee Day and what better day to highlight some innovative cancer research in the plant compound that gives coffee its kick: caffeine.

Research now shows that coffee has no effect or may even lower the risk of some cancers. Caffeine may play a role. Read the current issue of Cancer Research Update to see how a neuroscientist is investigating how caffeine may fight cancer from spreading to the brain.

The research is preliminary, but interesting.