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The Way Cancer Cells Spread Is Even Scarier Than We Thought

Cancer cells have a terrifying-yet-ingenious way of passing through even the smallest blood vessels to spread throughout the human body, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. Figuring out how to prevent them from doing so may help slow down the spread of this killer disease.


Lab Mice Are Freezing Their Asses Off, And It's Screwing Up Science

Most science labs maintain a temperature far below levels preferred by mice, and it’s taking a toll on their health. New research suggests these chilly mice are skewing science results across a wide range of research areas — and the problem is far worse than anyone realised.


Sean Parker's $US250 Million Plan To Annihilate Cancer

Sean Parker, the billionaire co-founder of Napster and the first president of Facebook, announced a $US250 million initiative to accelerate the development of effective cancer treatments — and he’s asking America’s top scientists to pitch in and openly share their research findings.


Australian Scientists Develop Nano Technology To Avoid Healthy Cells In Cancer Treatment

Nano-tech “smart packages” under development in Australia and China are bringing us closer to more effectively treating cancer with far fewer harmful side effects.

Researchers are developing a novel system to bombard cancerous tumours — and not healthy tissue — with the most potent chemotherapy drugs available after discovering folate and pH-sensitive drug nano-vesicles which quickly release the chemo agents after they react to the cellular makeup of common cancer tumour cells.


Shooting Lasers At Frogs Brings Us Closer To Curing Cancer

A team of scientists has hacked a light-responsive protein into tadpoles, and used it as an on-off switch to suppress tumour growth. It’s a fascinating development that could one day lead to new tools for fighting cancer in humans.


Australian Scientists Make Major Prostate Cancer Treatment Breakthrough

Australian researchers have launched a clinical trial which will use revolutionary technology to improve targeting accuracy for patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer — cutting treatment time from 40 visits to just five.


Multiple Gene Testing For Breast Cancer Raises Ethical Concerns

Multiple gene panel testing may be a cheaper, more accessible way to investigate the heritability of breast cancer, but it comes with ethical issues, according to a recent Australian study.


Australian Scientists Discover How Gut Bacteria May Prevent Stomach Cancer

Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) have found that genetic techniques could be used to ‘switch on’ proteins that may protect against stomach cancer.

The research investigated Helicobacter (H.) pylori, a bacteria that can cause chronic inflammation, potentially leading to stomach cancer.


Australian Researchers Discover Family Blood Cancer Gene

A genetic discovery from Professor Hamish Scott and his research team at the Centre for Cancer Biology will help to identify and monitor people at very high risk of developing blood cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma.


Australian Researchers Make Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Breakthrough

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.


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