Science news

Scientists decipher key steps in cancer development to improve treatment

The discovery of the timing of genetic mistakes common in many types of cancer might help explain why tumours become resistant to treatment and lead to new ways to tackle the problem
15 April 2015

Melanoma’s ‘safe haven’ targeted for shut-down

Melanoma cells can use surrounding healthy cells to provide a shield that enables them to resist treatment
13 April 2015

Molecular detail of how HIV virus family subverts host cell’s own defences

Viruses in the HIV family use alternative methods to turn host cells on themselves and enable infection, in work that’s hoped to lead to a new way of treating HIV/AIDS.
08 April 2015

New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene

Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered – the retinoblastoma gene – in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment
27 March 2015

Head injury patients show signs of faster ageing in the brain

People who have suffered serious head injuries show changes in brain structure resembling those seen in older people.
25 March 2015