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News digest – ‘No-deal’ Brexit predictions, nurse shortages and a ‘surprising’ DNA discovery

Category: Science blog October 20, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: drug approvals could be delayed by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and scientists investigating DNA faults have uncovered some surprising results.

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News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

Category: Science blog October 13, 2018 2 comments

In the news this week: cases of severe obesity in year 6 pupils hits record high and people under 25 are drinking less alcohol.

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News digest – Nobel Prize winners, personalised immunotherapy on NHS, Australian cervical cancer rates and Theresa May’s cancer plans

Category: Science blog October 6, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to scientists who laid the groundwork for cancer immunotherapy.

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News digest – obesity, the contraceptive pill, breast cancer rates and cancer in Kenya

Category: Science blog September 29, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women.

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News digest – Stoptober, NHS drug decisions, quality calories and the childhood cancer survivor turned scientist

Category: Science blog September 22, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: a pathologist shortage is causing delays to cancer diagnosis and PHE launches its annual Stoptober campaign.

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News digest – global cancer rates rising, vaping figures, crowdfunding for cancer treatments and BRCA1 gene sleuthing

Category: Science blog September 15, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: New global cancer figures revealed and a study sheds new light on which faults in the BRCA1 gene could increase cancer risk.

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News digest – NHS to fund personalised immunotherapy, bowel cancer screening, worldwide inactivity and living with a brain tumour

Category: Science blog September 8, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: NHS will fund personalised cell therapy for some children with blood cancer and bowel cancer screening uptake is dropping.

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News digest – blood cancer immunotherapy, energy drink ban, ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans and our Annual Review

Category: Science blog September 1, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England and we publish our research highlights in our 2017/18 annual review.

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News digest – radiologist shortage, ‘no deal’ Brexit plans, e-cigarettes and alcohol

Category: Science blog August 25, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: the health risks caused by drinking alcohol and scientists discover a promising drug target for some lung cancers.

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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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