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News digest – NHS staff shortages, HPV vaccine in Rwanda, prostate cancer guidelines and sunscreen chemicals

Category: Science blog May 11, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: Can the HPV vaccination help reduce cervical cancer in Rwanda? And shining a light on sunscreen.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, global diets and NHS drug decisions

Category: Science blog April 6, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: positive results from the HPV vaccination programme in Scotland and new research looks at the areas of our face we might miss when applying sunscreen.

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Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Category: Science blog March 18, 2019 0 comments

Lab-grown cells live on liquid food called cell culture media. But off-the-shelf recipes could be skewing experiments, posing a challenge for cancer research.

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News digest – online prostate cancer predictor, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook and Bluetooth headphones

Category: Science blog March 16, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: prostate cancer predictions, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook rewritten and do wireless headphones cause cancer?

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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Category: Science blog February 14, 2019 17 comments

This entry is part 18 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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