Why the Immune System Ignores Cancer
In this NewsFlash, we find out how tumours suppress the immune system, to allow their growth to go un-checked. Plus, how brain zapping could improve mathematical ability, a trick to block the damage done by a stroke, and the bacterial immune system - how bacteria keep themselves safe from harm!
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A small dose of electricity to the brain can boost mathematical ability, a new study has found...
Doctors may soon have a new weapon in their arsenal with which to combat strokes...
New research has identified how tumours attract stem cells from around the body that are capable of suppressing the immune system - removing these cells leaves the tumour vulnerable to attack. Cambridge University's Professor Douglas Fearon explains more...
Bacteria have a clever gene-based immune system that helps them fend off attack, researchers have found...