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Science surgery: “What’s the difference between the words genome, gene and chromosome?”

Category: Science blog May 29, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Science Surgery

A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.

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A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Category: Science blog May 1, 2018 6 comments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Category: Science blog March 4, 2018 5 comments

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

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Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 13 comments

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

Category: Science blog January 24, 2018 0 comments

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

Category: Science blog January 12, 2018 4 comments

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

Category: Science blog January 3, 2018 13 comments

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Category: Science blog December 20, 2017 17 comments

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Category: Science blog November 30, 2017 3 comments

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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