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News digest – Sir Terry Wogan, World Cancer Day, gene editing, proton beam therapy and more.

Category: Science blog February 6, 2016

Another national treasure loses their battle with cancer, World Cancer Day brings some much needed good news, scientists can start editing our genes, new resear...

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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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Could new NHS diagnostic centres tackle vague cancer symptoms?

Category: Science blog February 3, 2016

We take a look at a series of projects looking to tackle vague cancer symptoms, and hopefully diagnose more cases earlier.

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Grand Challenge seven: kill cancer cells using new ‘smart drugs’

Category: Science blog February 2, 2016

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore our seventh Grand Challenge, attempting to pull off the ultimate cell heist and use new ‘smart drugs’ to selectively kill cancer cells.

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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Don’t give up on your New Year’s Resolution just yet!

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

Our top 10 inspirational and informative posts to help you stick to your no smoking resolution.

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News digest – drug approval, flexible pressure sensor, pen-sized microscope, engineered molecules and… olive oil?

Category: Science blog January 30, 2016

Cancer drugs approved, a tiny microscope for spotting cancer cells, engineering molecules so cells can ‘sense’ and why some £5 olive oil isn’t worth it.

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