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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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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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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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A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Category: Science blog May 1, 2018 6 comments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Category: Science blog March 4, 2018 5 comments

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

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Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 13 comments

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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