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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog May 15, 2017 12 comments

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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Taking advantage of cancers’ abnormal metabolism could lead to a new way to ‘starve’ tumours

Category: Science blog April 19, 2017 0 comments

Our researchers in Glasgow might have found a way to shut down certain cancer cells’ fuel supply with a specially designed diet.

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‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Category: Science blog March 7, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Grand Challenge

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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Bowel bacteria, drugs targeting cancers’ metabolic weaknesses and DNA ‘signatures’ – the brightest new ideas in cancer research

Category: Science blog August 26, 2016 Comments are closed

What do you get when you combine scientists, a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style pitch, and £200,000 to fund cancer research?

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More pieces of the jigsaw fall into place at the 2016 AACR Conference

Category: Science blog May 6, 2016 Comments are closed

We look back on the key topics and trends discussed at the American Association of Cancer Research’s recent Annual Meeting in New Orleans

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Microbubbles, a cancer cell shape sorter, and artificial intelligence – our latest innovative science projects

Category: Science blog April 4, 2016 Comments are closed

We take a look at five exciting projects that have just been funded by our Pioneer Award.

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‘This switches the lights on’ – how discovering the shape of three proteins could lead to new cancer drugs

Category: Science blog August 8, 2015 Comments are closed

An important new study has revealed the shape of three key proteins, and the results could help scientists working on new cancer drugs.

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‘Chocolate detects cancer’ headlines are misleading

Category: Science blog July 9, 2013 1 comment

Newspaper headlines making elevated claims about chocolate and cancer misrepresent the research – find out what the scientists really showed.

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