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Keeping it local – A CLeaR commitment to tobacco control

Category: Science blog July 10, 2015

The CLeaR partnership aims to help local authorities share best practice in tobacco control policy – we report from their annual awards ceremony

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Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos?

Category: Science blog July 10, 2015

Statistically speaking, your genome is mostly junk. Less than two per cent of it is made up of actual genes – stretches of DNA carrying instructions that tell...

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Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

Category: Science blog July 8, 2015

Our researchers in Cambridge have solved a long-standing mystery in breast cancer that could lead to new trials to improve treatment for the disease.

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Making sense of big cancer data

Category: Science blog July 7, 2015

A look at how researchers are using complex computer software to make sense of laboratory data on cancer

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Our new Pioneer Awards funding scheme – high-risk, high-reward, high-impact

Category: Science blog July 2, 2015

Our new , rapid turn-around funding scheme aims to fund high-risk research that we wouldn’t normally fund

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Fishing for clues – how ‘liquid biopsies’ are uncovering cancer’s secrets

Category: Science blog July 1, 2015

Find out how our researchers in Manchester are fishing in blood samples for clues to how lung cancer becomes resistant to treatment

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