Posts Tagged ‘Cells’

War: A Harmful Metaphor?

Posted on: August 16th, 2019 by admin

It has become commonplace to hear expressions such as “fighting the war on cancer” or even “she’s a warrior intent […]

The Emergence of CRISPR

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

One of the most remarkable scientific breakthroughs since the mapping of the human genome has been CRISPR, an acronym that […]

Diet Linked to Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Posted on: May 10th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

Approximately 70% of all breast cancers are oestrogen-receptor positive (ER+), which means they rely on the hormone oestrogen to grow. As a result, oestrogen-blocking […]

Google Meets Breast Cancer Challenge

Posted on: October 19th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

Four years ago Google bought a British artificial intelligence (AI) company called DeepMind for half a billion US dollars. The founders studied […]

Releasing the Brakes on the Immune System

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Last week the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to James […]

Cancer in the Crosshairs

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Research Contracts & Innovation (RCI) is the department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) that’s responsible for signing research […]

Predicting the Return of Breast Cancer

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 by admin

Clinicians do not currently have a reliable way to predict which patients treated for hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer run […]

Vitamin D Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Technically speaking, vitamin D is not actually a vitamin – it is a steroidal hormone – that controls the levels of calcium […]

Making a Pact

Posted on: June 29th, 2018 by admin 4 Comments

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology and Washington University in St Louis have just published a paper in Nature Communications in […]

Pioneers in Immunotherapy

Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

The intramural research programme within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland lives by its byline: “Our research […]