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Cancer, wounds and inflammation – something fishy going on

Science Blog December 5, 2013

Professor Paul Martin tells us about his cancer journey and his research on wound healing and cancer.

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A tantalising tale of obesity, bacteria and liver cancer

Science Blog June 28, 2013

Could a fatty diet alter the bacteria in your gut, causing them to secrete a chemical that can cause liver cancer?

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Another clue to how the naked mole rat stays cancer free

Science Blog June 20, 2013

Kilometres of winding tunnels under the tropical grasslands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could harbour vital clues to preventing cancer and living longer. The...

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Sticky cells, blood vessels and cancer – the paradox of Claudin-14

Science Blog June 14, 2013

How do our bodies form new blood vessels? This is a key question in cancer research, as tumours need to develop a new blood supply to grow. Last summer, Dr Mari...

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A home from home – how cancer cells spread to new organs

Science Blog June 4, 2013

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentIn our previous post in this series, we talked about how the tumour microenvironment helps tumour cells...

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Building an artificial tumour in the lab

Science Blog May 16, 2013

In 2000, a team of archaeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes uncovered the mummified remains of a young woman called Tabaketenmut. The big toe of he...

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I want to break free – the microenvironment and metastasis

Science Blog February 11, 2013

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentNo man is an island, and the same can be said of tumour cells. Previous posts in our ‘microenvironment...

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