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A Novel Way to Tackle Cancer?

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A Novel Way to Tackle Cancer?

Posted on 24 February 2016 by Cerys Hickinbottom

An international team of scientists have found an innovative way to tackle cancer using a “broad spectrum” approach. Current treatment options for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Recently, many […]

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TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS: A New Drug Treatment

Posted on 24 February 2016 by Cerys Hickinbottom

Professor Julian Sampson and other researchers at Cardiff University have pioneered a drug treatment for Tuberous Sclerosis.  Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disorder where patients develop tumours […]

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Nip and Tuck

Posted on 24 February 2016 by Matthew Evans

Immediately the scenario made the students feel uncomfortable – the idea that financial gain was more important than patient welfare was alien and immoral. They felt a responsibility to act […]

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Chromosome tails: the key driving force in cancer cell growth? – Sophie Hill

Posted on 23 February 2016 by Catrin Comeau

Dr Duncan Baird at Cardiff University working with Cancer Research UK has made an important discovery in what cellular event triggers development of leukaemia. Cancer develops when mutations in DNA […]

 

The Booklet Breast Cancer Patients Need and Deserve – Christopher Patrick

Posted on 23 February 2016 by Catrin Comeau

Aimed at the over 70s, this booklet is a font of knowledge which gives patients the tools and facts they need to come to the right decision about breast cancer […]

Love thy neighbour; they’ll make you happier – Abigail Stubbs

Posted on 23 February 2016 by Catrin Comeau

Poorer people are at higher risk of mental illness - but having good neighbours may well make a difference. The social factors which determine mental health are known (eg., social […]

New Ideas for Science in Practice Week?

Posted on 23 February 2016 by rehansm

There are some very interesting blogs that I have come across in my role as blog editor. But as much positive feedback there has been I have heard some interesting […]

Year 2/5 Conference Thrive and survive

Posted on 23 February 2016 by Matthew Evans

Monday 22/02/2016 Thrive and Survive - Session 2 During our year 2/5 conference second year students were tasked with evaluating some situations that are similar to what they might be […]

Predisposition to colorectal cancer: a more complete picture – Matthew McLean

Posted on 22 February 2016 by Ilaria Pignatelli

Inherited predisposition to colorectal cancer: towards a more complete picture Colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer in the world with over a million new cases last year. In 35% of these […]

Sexual recovery after prostate cancer – Joe Amissah Arthur

Posted on 22 February 2016 by Ilaria Pignatelli

Co-constructing sexual recovery after prostate cancer: a qualitative study with couples Prostate cancer is  prevalent in men in the UK. With improved treatment, men are living longer. However, treatment comes at […]