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News digest – fascin-ating research, cancer ‘avatars’, ‘drinkable sunscreen’ and more

Category: Science Blog May 24, 2014

How might a protein called ‘fascin’ help pancreatic cancer cells spread? And what’s all this talk of ‘drinkable sunscreen’?

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Big data – media buzzword or breakthrough-in-waiting?

Category: Science Blog May 23, 2014

What is big data, and how might understanding it help beat cancer?

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What’s in a genome?

Category: Science Blog May 21, 2014

As part of the 2014 Pint of Science festival, two of our researchers will be looking at what makes a genome, and what can it tell you?

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Ten things politicians should do to help beat cancer

Category: Science Blog May 21, 2014

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, we’ve compiled a list of 10 recommendations for action we think the next government should focus on to help beat cancer.

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Fascin-ating insights into how pancreatic cancer spreads

Category: Science Blog May 20, 2014

A team of our scientists have discovered how a key protein called fascin could help pancreatic cancer spread – we explore their findings

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News digest – genetic ‘car crashes’, cancer stem cells, measles virus and more

Category: Science Blog May 17, 2014

Can measles really cure cancer? And if cancer stem cells do exist, how might they be targeted for treating leukaemia? Find out in this week’s news digest.

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Could measles cure cancer? Uh, not exactly…

Category: Science Blog May 16, 2014

Media outlets are awash with the news that researchers in the US have apparently cured cancer with the measles virus. What are the facts behind the headlines?

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