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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Category: Science blog February 14, 2019 0 comments

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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Downloading the genetic rules of cancer 

Category: Science blog February 4, 2019 0 comments

Scientists are working to document all the faults in the DNA of cancer cells to help them understand how cancer works.

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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Category: Science blog January 23, 2019 6 comments

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Grand Challenge

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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Science Snaps: digging for clues on how bowel cancer starts

Category: Science blog November 1, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 23 of 24 in the series Science Snaps

We find out how stem cells could provide clues to how bowel cancer develops.

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Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’

Category: Science blog October 18, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But, on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect, as this science surgery post explains.

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

Category: Science blog September 27, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 22 of 24 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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Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Category: Science blog August 24, 2018 Comments are closed

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

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Developing more accurate ways to study brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 13, 2018 2 comments

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 treatments.

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Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Category: Science blog July 31, 2018 2 comments

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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