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News digest – vaping, kidney cancer blood test, leafy greens and elephant zombie gene?

Category: Science blog August 18, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: leafy greens protect mice from developing cancer and an experimental molecule that could make aggressive brain tumour cells self-destruct...

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An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart. Could it make surgery smarter?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2018 0 comments

New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?

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The intelligent knife: a potential ‘game-changer’ for cancer surgery

Category: Science blog August 16, 2018 Comments are closed

The iKnife is a surgical device with the unique ability to sniff out cancer cells. This is the story of the intelligent knife, from inception to theatre.

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Developing more accurate ways to study brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 13, 2018 1 comment

Growing ‘mini brains’ in dishes is just one of the innovative ways our scientists are studying brain tumours in the lab. Find out how this could lead to new...

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News digest – bowel screening age, reducing childhood obesity, NHS delays, and biological ‘drones’

Category: Science blog August 11, 2018 0 comments

Bowel screening age to be dropped to 50 in England and study looks to tackle childhood obesity by coaching new parents.

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Getting enough vitamin D? You need far less sun than you might think

Category: Science blog August 6, 2018 2 comments

How long do you need to spend in the sun to make enough vitamin D? Cancer Research UK-funded research sheds new light on vitamin D and sun safety.

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News digest – breast cancer treatment, potential vape tax, high-tech MRI and cannabis extract

Category: Science blog August 4, 2018 1 comment

Cannabis extract was in the news after a study found that combining it with chemo extended the lives of mice with pancreatic cancer.

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Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Category: Science blog August 3, 2018 2 comments

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

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My brain tumour treatment journey – Parminder’s story

Category: Science blog August 1, 2018 1 comment

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Parminder takes us through her treatment journey after she was diagnosed with an astrocytoma.

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Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Category: Science blog July 31, 2018 1 comment

Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.

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