Cancer

05 December 2016

... and it could mean quicker diagnosis and better drug delivery.

14 November 2016

Elephants have extra copies of a gene that protects against cancer...

24 October 2016

Leukaemia can become resistant to chemo but scientists have been watching cells in real time to work out how they...

18 October 2016

A new brain implant can restore the sense of touch to patients with paralysis or prosthesis.

10 October 2016

It's time for our Gene of the Month, and this time it’s Pokémon - or rather, Zbtb7.

10 October 2016

Professor Nazneen Rahman has spent her career studying the genetic faults and variations that influence the risk of...

10 October 2016

NICE has approved 'breakthrough' lung cancer drug osimertinib, which has twice the success rate of existing...

10 October 2016

There are more people quitting that ever before and that's partly thanks to e-cigs but could they also be bad for...

27 September 2016

When detecting and treating tumours, being able to visualise them is essential.

20 September 2016

Could DNA quadruple helices be causing abnormal cell growth in cancer?

20 September 2016

New research from The University of Sheffield shows how we all have our own biological Pacmen.

11 September 2016

Angelika Schnieke's research on pigs is helping to change our understanding of human diseases and provide future...

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18 July 2016

A gene found in a quarter of the population, especially redheads, can increase the risks of melanoma from sun damage.

10 July 2016

Abbie Fearon, a researcher from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, gave me the low-down on cellular...

07 June 2016

Is it true that the naked mole-rat doesn't get cancer?

23 May 2016

A contagious cancer affecting dogs has been traced back through history. Remarkably, it adopts DNA from its hosts, to...

11 May 2016

Researchers have analysed the entire genomes of more than 500 breast tumours, revealing exciting new clues about the...

05 April 2016

Our gene of the month is Pygopus, named after the species of Australian legless lizard.

11 March 2016

We take a look at the science behind those 'cancer breakthrough' headlines this month, targeting the...

11 March 2016

Nick Peel from Cancer Research UK explains how laboratory researchers are using CRISPR to delve into the secrets...

23 February 2016

A groudbreaking cancer "cure" has been all over the news, but should we be jumping up and down just yet?

13 February 2016

Suzi Gage and her colleagues at Bristol University are unpicking how lifestyle factors interact with genes to...

20 November 2015

With training, pigeons did just as well as pathologists in distinguishing cancerous from healthy breast tissue samples.

07 November 2015

And finally it’s time for our Gene of the Month, and this time it’s Merlin.