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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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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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Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment could affect survival

Category: Science blog July 20, 2018 9 comments

A new study explores the impact that mixing complementary therapy with conventional cancer treatment can have on survival.

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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

Category: Science blog July 16, 2018 3 comments

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Category: Science blog July 12, 2018 1 comment

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

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Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

Category: Science blog July 2, 2018 1 comment

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

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Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

Category: Science blog June 28, 2018 4 comments

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

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Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 4 comments

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock...

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Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 2 comments

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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Science surgery: “What’s the difference between the words genome, gene and chromosome?”

Category: Science blog May 29, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Science Surgery

A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.

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