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Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor on track to be licensed in Europe

Category: Science Blog October 24, 2014

Olaparib is the first PARP inhibitor to move closer to licensing in Europe. What is it, how does it work, and when will it be available in the UK?

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Science Snaps: peering inside an expanding lymph node

Category: Science Blog October 22, 2014

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Science Snaps

Our scientists have shown for the first time how lymph nodes swell during infection, producing some striking images along the way.

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Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research

Category: Science Blog October 21, 2014

Our latest funding scheme focuses on the emerging field of biotherapeutics – smarter cancer treatments based on cells and biological molecules.

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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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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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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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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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