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Science Snaps: digging for clues on how bowel cancer starts

This entry is part 23 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

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

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Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

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

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain brain tumours better.

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Science Snaps: understanding where breast cancer stems from

This entry is part 18 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists from the UK and Sweden have discovered important cells that breast cancer can stem from in mice.

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How a little known organ could protect people who’ve had stem cell transplants

Our Stand Up To Cancer-funded researchers in Birmingham are turning their immune cell knowledge into ways to tackle infection after treatment.

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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Making a special case – how to boost brain tumour research

Brain tumours are one of the biggest challenges in cancer research, but we have a plan to tackle them.

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Eye gene acts as ‘partner in crime’ in leukaemia mystery case

Our scientists have solved the mystery of why a gene involved in human eye development may also play a role in an aggressive form of blood cancer.

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Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

Fancy hearing about the latest developments in cancer research? Well some of our scientists might be gathering in a venue near you to tell all.

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