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This entry is part 23 of 30 in the series Science Snaps
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From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop. From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop.

by Carl Alexander | Analysis | 28 June 2018

28 June 2018

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

by Aine McCarthy | Analysis | 3 January 2018

3 January 2018

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. 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.

by Justine Alford | Analysis | 14 February 2017

14 February 2017

This entry is part 18 of 30 in the series Science Snaps
Luck
  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details. New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 25 August 2016

25 August 2016

Our scientists have solved the mystery of why a gene involved in human eye development may also play a role in an aggressive form of blood cancer. Our scientists have solved the mystery of why a gene involved in human eye development may also play a role in an aggressive form of blood cancer.

by Cancer Research UK | Analysis | 14 September 2015

14 September 2015