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Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

Category: Science blog October 16, 2014 2 comments

From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science blog August 22, 2014 Comments are closed

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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From lab coats to Lycra – Oxford researchers run Race for Life

Category: Science blog July 1, 2013 1 comment

As a first year PhD student, I can usually be found slaving away at the bench and looking after my…

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Tracing the roots of breast cancer

Category: Science blog February 19, 2013 Comments are closed

Our bodies are made of hundreds of different types of cells. And when processes inside them go wrong, and allow…

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Notes from the NCRI conference (day 3)

Category: Science blog November 6, 2012 Comments are closed

It’s been another packed day at the NCRI conference, full of interesting discussion and debate (as were yesterday’s and Sunday’s…

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The queen in the hive – scientists find more evidence for cancer stem cells

Category: Science blog August 3, 2012 1 comment

Biology has its share of contentious issues, and the existence of cancer ‘stem cells’ – treatment-resistant cells at the heart of…

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Expert Opinion – Professor Josef Vormoor and Dr Olaf Heidenreich

Category: Science blog December 1, 2011 Comments are closed

Being told your child has cancer is every parent’s worst nightmare. But every year, around 1500 families are given this…

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NCRI Cancer Conference – day one

Category: Science blog November 7, 2011 Comments are closed

The NCRI conference began in earnest yesterday afternoon, with the presentation of a Cancer Research UK ‘lifetime achievement’ award to…

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ASCO 2011 – the challenge and promise of the genomic era

Category: Science blog June 8, 2011 Comments are closed

Cancer Research UK’s Senior Science Information Manager, Dr Julie Sharp, reports from this year’s US cancer conference Around 30,000 cancer…

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What does the future hold for cancer research? Find out in this month’s podcast

Category: Science blog February 21, 2011 Comments are closed

This month we’ve got an exclusive in-depth interview with Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician Professor Peter Johnson and our newly-appointed…

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