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A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

Category: Science Blog October 14, 2014

Our scientists have found that melanoma cells follow the ‘trail’ of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, encouraging them to spread.

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News digest – lung cancer evolution, Nobel Prizes, green tea and more

Category: Science Blog October 11, 2014

New research showing lung cancer may lie dormant for 20 years, this year’s crop of Nobel Prizes, and can green tea fight cancer?

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Lung cancer evolution – a journey through space and time

Category: Science Blog October 9, 2014

Two new studies reveal the processes in our cells that cause lung cancers develop – a process that can take more than twenty years.

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Two million reasons to beat cancer

Category: Science Blog October 7, 2014

Making sure the Government prioritises cancer is a crucial part of our work – that’s why we’re backing the 2 million reasons initiative.

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Understanding how cells divide – the story of a Nobel prize

Category: Science Blog October 6, 2014

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Our milestones

In 2001, our researchers Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse won a share of the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. We look back at their achievements.

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News digest – imaging boost for neuroblastoma, Stoptober, mantis shrimps and more

Category: Science Blog October 4, 2014

Testing a more accurate imaging technique for neuroblastoma, 11 million work days lost to smoking, plus mantis shrimp eye technology and more.

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Citizen Science: “you don’t need to be qualified to do this”

Category: Science Blog October 3, 2014

To mark the launch of our latest Citizen Science game, Reverse The Odds, we caught up with one the researchers that you’ll be helping by playing the game.

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