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Science Snaps: what can fluorescent fish teach us about skin cancer?

Category: Science Blog July 24, 2014

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Science Snaps

We explore some images and video from a new study revealing how groups of melanoma cells may work together to spread around the body.

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Science Snaps: how skin cancer spreads – the round or flat of it

Category: Science Blog June 25, 2014

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Science Snaps

With an image hot off the microscope, we look at how shape-shifting melanoma cells deploy different groups of enzymes to help them spread.

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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Category: Science Blog January 29, 2014

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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Guest post – “The first and last time she’d ever use a sunbed”

Category: Science Blog March 7, 2013

Rob Hall is an Environmental Health Officer for Bury Council in Greater Manchester, with more than 10 years’ experience. The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 –...

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The slow dawn of the age of targeted therapies

Category: Science Blog November 2, 2012

This morning, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) reversed its original, preliminary decisions over two cutting-edge ‘targeted’...

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Melanoma genome reveals UV damage and treatment targets

Category: Science Blog August 22, 2012

We all need a bit of sunshine in our lives – something that’s often lacking in the Great British Summer. But while UV light (radiation) from the sun helps o...

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Sunbeds cause skin cancer – the evidence is clear

Category: Science Blog July 27, 2012

Updated below We’ve known that using sunbeds can cause skin cancer for several years. And this week this message became louder and clearer than ever before ...

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