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Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

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Science Snaps: how nappy technology is helping us see cancer more clearly

This entry is part 22 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Find out how Professor Ed Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team have adapted the technology found in babies’ nappies to take sharper images of cancer cells.

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Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘The fact that she’s been diagnosed twice makes the journey even longer’ – Alyssa’s story

Alyssa shares the story of her younger sister, Alayna, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in September 2012.

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Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘I’m so proud of what he’s done and how far he’s come’ – James’s story

James shares the story of his younger brother Max, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, in May 2003.

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Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘It’s one of those moments when time kind of stands still’ – Meg and Beth’s story

Meg and Beth share the story of their younger sister Eve, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in July 2015.

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Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop.

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Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes – here are 4 things you need to know.

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New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking

A new study has looked at the long-term safety of e-cigarette use.

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Stoptober 2016: Could E-cigarettes help Stop Smoking Services beat addiction?

We look at how e-cigarettes are helping people quit smoking with the help of local Stop Smoking Services.

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