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Stem cell research: meet the scientist growing ‘mini guts’ in her lab

This entry is part 1 of 0 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Vivian Li, group leader of the stem cell and cancer biology lab at the Francis Crick Institute, talks tumours and how she aims to target them.

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Changes detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

Scientists have mapped out some of the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumours appear.

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Science Snaps: digging for clues on how bowel cancer starts

This entry is part 23 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

We find out how stem cells could provide clues to how bowel cancer develops.

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Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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Zika virus shrinks brain tumours in lab tests

The Zika virus can target and kill a particular type of brain tumour cell in the lab.

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain brain tumours better.

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Science Snaps: understanding where breast cancer stems from

This entry is part 18 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists from the UK and Sweden have discovered important cells that breast cancer can stem from in mice.

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How a little known organ could protect people who’ve had stem cell transplants

Our Stand Up To Cancer-funded researchers in Birmingham are turning their immune cell knowledge into ways to tackle infection after treatment.

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Drug that targets stem cells could help treat leukaemia

A new drug that can kill specialised stem cells could lead to a new treatment for a type of leukaemia.

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