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No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

Category: Science Blog October 24, 2014

Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.

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Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

Category: Science Blog October 16, 2014

From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

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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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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

Category: Science Blog September 26, 2014

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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Reading the new map of breast cancer

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2014

In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic ‘map’ of breast cancer – today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

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