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News digest – melanoma ‘breadcrumb trail, blood cell treatment, fashion and more

Category: Science Blog October 18, 2014

A melanoma ‘breadcrumb’ trail helps the disease spread, promising experimental blood cell treatment, plus what happens when science and fashion combine?

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Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

Category: Science Blog October 16, 2014

From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

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A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

Category: Science Blog October 14, 2014

Our scientists have found that melanoma cells follow the ‘trail’ of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, encouraging them to spread.

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News digest – lung cancer evolution, Nobel Prizes, green tea and more

Category: Science Blog October 11, 2014

New research showing lung cancer may lie dormant for 20 years, this year’s crop of Nobel Prizes, and can green tea fight cancer?

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Lung cancer evolution – a journey through space and time

Category: Science Blog October 9, 2014

Two new studies reveal the processes in our cells that cause lung cancers develop – a process that can take more than twenty years.

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Two million reasons to beat cancer

Category: Science Blog October 7, 2014

Making sure the Government prioritises cancer is a crucial part of our work – that’s why we’re backing the 2 million reasons initiative.

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Understanding how cells divide – the story of a Nobel prize

Category: Science Blog October 6, 2014

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Our milestones

In 2001, our researchers Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse won a share of the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. We look back at their achievements.

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