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

Category: Science blog February 2, 2016

This entry is part 9 of 10 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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The Tobacco Industry should pay for damage it causes – and you can help make that happen

Category: Science blog January 26, 2016

Our new campaign is asking the Government to make the tobacco industry pay for the damage it causes and help protect vital Stop Smoking Services.

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Grand Challenge six: target cancer’s ‘super-controller’

Category: Science blog January 25, 2016

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?

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News digest – Tantalising adverts, sugar taxes, new gene faults and… cheese fights cancer?

Category: Science blog January 23, 2016

Adverts luring children to the dark side, sugary drinks tax, discovering new gene faults and can cheese fight cancer? Here’s the week’s cancer news.

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