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A new invention to help surgeons during operations on cancer patients
8 Sep 2017
A pen-sized device could soon help cancer surgeons tell whether the tissue they plan to cut out of a person is cancerous or healthy. It usually takes several days for pathologists to analyse a tissue...
New heart treatment is biggest breakthrough since statins, scientists say
7 Sep 2017 • 2 comments
US researchers find heart attack survivors given anti-inflammatory injections have fewer future episodes and lower cancer risk. Anti-inflammatory injections could lower the risk of heart attacks and...
Revolutionary cancer treatment gets approved by FDA
5 Sep 2017
The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient's own immune system so it attacks cancer. The regulator - the US Food and Drug Administration - said its decision was a "historic" moment...
An overview of cancer research progress
30 Aug 2017
Every news story about cancer research should come with a health warning: believe the hope, but not the hype. Good headlines are quick and catchy, good science is steady steps taken on a complicated...
Experimental immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes
30 Aug 2017
Should you finish a course of antibiotics?
2 Aug 2017 • 6 comments
Telomeres: What causes biological aging?
2 Aug 2017 • 1 comment
If you are wondering how your cells age, look no further than the ends of your chromosomes. Special structures called telomeres keep a close eye on the damage that accumulates in our cells and signal...
Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain, finds new research
1 Aug 2017 • 2 comments
All English GPs to have Wi-Fi by end of year
13 Jul 2017
Personalised vaccines to treat skin cancer show promise in small studies
13 Jul 2017 • 1 comment