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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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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science blog August 22, 2014

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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From lab coats to Lycra – Oxford researchers run Race for Life

Category: Science blog July 1, 2013

As a first year PhD student, I can usually be found slaving away at the bench and looking after my fruit flies. But lately I’ve been leaving my natural habit...

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Tracing the roots of breast cancer

Category: Science blog February 19, 2013

Our bodies are made of hundreds of different types of cells. And when processes inside them go wrong, and allow them to keep dividing uncontrollably, cancers fo...

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Notes from the NCRI conference (day 3)

Category: Science blog November 6, 2012

It’s been another packed day at the NCRI conference, full of interesting discussion and debate (as were yesterday’s and Sunday’s sessions). But before we ...

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The queen in the hive – scientists find more evidence for cancer stem cells

Category: Science blog August 3, 2012

Biology has its share of contentious issues, and the existence of cancer ‘stem cells’ – treatment-resistant cells at the heart of a tumour – is certain...

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Expert Opinion – Professor Josef Vormoor and Dr Olaf Heidenreich

Category: Science blog December 1, 2011

Being told your child has cancer is every parent’s worst nightmare. But every year, around 1500 families are given this devastating news. And while survival r...

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