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EU Tobacco Products Directive: 10 reasons why it’s good news for public health

Science Blog April 14, 2014

In a guest post, Linda McAvan MEP outlines what the EU Tobacco Products Directive is and what it means for public health.

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News digest – when muscle turns to bone, prostate cancer tests, ‘zombie’ cancer cells and more

Science Blog April 12, 2014

Catch up on the week’s big cancer new stories, including a remarkable link between two rare and devastating diseases, plus much more.

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Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?

Science Blog April 9, 2014

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

Concluding our story on Epstein-Barr virus and cancer, we explore the ongoing research into the virus and how this could lead to treatments in the future.

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When muscle turns to bone – clues for treating deadly childhood brain tumours

Science Blog April 7, 2014

What links a rare form of childhood brain tumour and an even rarer disease that turns muscle into bone? Our researchers have just discovered the answer.

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News digest – Chantler review on standard packs, revolutionary bowel cancer trial, laser popped ‘nanoballoons’ and more

Science Blog April 5, 2014

From the Chantler review on standard packs for cigarettes, to lasers and popping ‘nanoballoons’. Catch up on the week’s cancer news.

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Chantler review supports standard tobacco packs – but what next?

Science Blog April 3, 2014

Following an independent review by Sir Cyril Chantler, standardised tobacco packaging could be introduced by the next general election.

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A big step towards cutting red tape for research

Science Blog April 2, 2014

A new £4.5 million Government funding boost will improve the way research is approved in the NHS. But what does it mean for patients?

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