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Nick studied biomedical sciences at the University of Manchester, including one year at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute working on DNA damage and repair. He then ventured down south, completing a PhD at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute on the signals that help cells move. He joined the News and Multimedia team in 2013, helping to manage the charity’s blog and news feed.

News digest – Microsoft, Chan and Zuckerberg take on disease, fitness trackers, obesity in Scotland and… turmeric?

Category: Science blog September 24, 2016

Tech pledges to tackle disease, faith in fitness trackers, worrying obesity figures for Scottish kids and is turmeric as g...

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Expert opinion: Professor Karen Vousden, our new chief scientist

Category: Science blog July 27, 2016

Professor Karen Vousden is our new chief scientist. We caught up with her to get a sneak peak at what this involves, and w...

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Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

Category: Science blog July 11, 2016

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of canc...

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Building tumours in the lab – a how to guide

Category: Science blog July 4, 2016

Our scientists in London are taking apart tumours and rebuilding artificial versions in the lab to help test the latest tr...

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News digest – joining Joe Biden’s ‘moonshot’, skin cancer stats, e-cigarettes and… liquid aspirin?

Category: Science blog July 2, 2016

We’ve joined US Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘moonshot’, melanoma cases top 10,000 a year in over 55s, e-cigs and wh...

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ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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News digest – natural killer cells, mobile phones, fatty foods and… a load of rubbish?

Category: Science blog May 28, 2016

The immune system’s natural killer cells, mobile phones and brain tumours, unhelpful fat recommendations and are rubbish...

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