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Can sea snails accelerate a cure for cancer?

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

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Marilyn(s) dive in to fight against cancer

Hundreds of Marilyn Monroe lookalikes jumped into the water for a good cause. At the initiative of an association for cancer research, they took part

Hundreds of Marilyn Monroe lookalikes jumped into the water for a good cause. At the initiative of an association for cancer research, they took part

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"We're not alarmist." WHO defends meat cancer report

A gust of panic over the food we eat blew across Europe with the release on Monday of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer

A gust of panic over the food we eat blew across Europe with the release on Monday of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer

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Meat cancer report: fear and confusion

Many people have responded to a World Health Organisation report carried out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — which put

Many people have responded to a World Health Organisation report carried out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — which put

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Little sign the public will heed the IARC's meat warning

Public reactions to the IARC’s report have been mostly dismissive, with people in general believing that as long as their diets stay balanced they

Public reactions to the IARC’s report have been mostly dismissive, with people in general believing that as long as their diets stay balanced they

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IARC risks confusion with report on cancer-causing meats

The International Agency of Research into Cancer (IARC) has been accused of misleading the public and the media after classifying processed meat

The International Agency of Research into Cancer (IARC) has been accused of misleading the public and the media after classifying processed meat

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Work on DNA repair wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The three scientists who have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry were unveiled at a press conference in Sweden. Swede Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich

The three scientists who have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry were unveiled at a press conference in Sweden. Swede Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich

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3D vaccine could help fight cancer

Researchers at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute are working on an injectable biomaterial they hope will play a crucial role in the fight against cancer and other aggressive diseases.

Researchers at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute are working on an injectable biomaterial they hope will play a crucial role in the fight against cancer and other aggressive diseases.

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Do you know: can our cells create medicines?

Can we help our bodies to create its own drug against cancer? Or its own vaccine against molecular diseases? Do the answers rely on an elusive

Can we help our bodies to create its own drug against cancer? Or its own vaccine against molecular diseases? Do the answers rely on an elusive

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World Cancer Day: what are the prospects of battling the disease?

Cancer is the cause of 26% of deaths in the EU, with 1.3 million fatalities in 2011. Here are some of the latest facts about the disease reported in

Cancer is the cause of 26% of deaths in the EU, with 1.3 million fatalities in 2011. Here are some of the latest facts about the disease reported in

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Pfizer pays top dollar to buy into Merck's anti-cancer research

Bid fever over US drugs giant Pfizer appears to have calmed with the news it is to collaborate with Germany’s Merck in a major deal to develop an

Bid fever over US drugs giant Pfizer appears to have calmed with the news it is to collaborate with Germany’s Merck in a major deal to develop an

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Breakthrough lung cancer blood test for heavy smokers

A new lung cancer screening test has been developed by researchers in France. The medical team from the University Hospital of Nice say a simple

A new lung cancer screening test has been developed by researchers in France. The medical team from the University Hospital of Nice say a simple

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Turning dreams into reality

The dream of electrically bypassing spinal cord injuries to restore movement to paralysed limbs is becoming a reality. Thanks to technology

The dream of electrically bypassing spinal cord injuries to restore movement to paralysed limbs is becoming a reality. Thanks to technology

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Finland skin cancer camera raises hopes of medical breakthrough

It is hoped that a new, lightweight, handheld camera could signal a breakthrough in detecting the early stages of skin cancer that are invisible to

It is hoped that a new, lightweight, handheld camera could signal a breakthrough in detecting the early stages of skin cancer that are invisible to

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Royal honour for late teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton

His courage inspired Britain and now late teenage cancer sufferer and fundraiser Stephen Sutton has been publicly recognised by Queen Elizabeth with

His courage inspired Britain and now late teenage cancer sufferer and fundraiser Stephen Sutton has been publicly recognised by Queen Elizabeth with

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Radiosurgery advances in cancer treatments

At the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, doctors are using the latest technologies in radiosurgery to treat cancers. It involves using a

At the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, doctors are using the latest technologies in radiosurgery to treat cancers. It involves using a

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Deep cure

Over 99% of the microscopic inhabitants of the world’s seas have still not been scientifically studied, even though many of them might be useful to

Over 99% of the microscopic inhabitants of the world’s seas have still not been scientifically studied, even though many of them might be useful to

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Do you know: can the sea cure cancer?

Can the find a cure for cancer in the sea water? Here’s an answer from Johannes Imhoff, marine microbiologist working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for

Can the find a cure for cancer in the sea water? Here’s an answer from Johannes Imhoff, marine microbiologist working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for

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New MRI scan redefining myeloma treatment

Rodney Benjamin suffers from myeloma – a type of bone marrow cancer that affects plasma cells in the blood and can spread across bones throughout the

Rodney Benjamin suffers from myeloma – a type of bone marrow cancer that affects plasma cells in the blood and can spread across bones throughout the

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Europeans not safe from urban air pollution cancer threat, WHO confirms

Scientists have confirmed that today’s major air pollution – the air that millions of people in cities breathe – is cancer-causing. The International

Scientists have confirmed that today’s major air pollution – the air that millions of people in cities breathe – is cancer-causing. The International

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Scientists unlocking cancer's secrets

Cancer kills around 1.7 million people in Europe every year, yet little is known about its exact origins. This is why the latest breakthrough in

Cancer kills around 1.7 million people in Europe every year, yet little is known about its exact origins. This is why the latest breakthrough in

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iknife can sniff out cancer tissue

Scientists have created an “intelligent” surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective

Scientists have created an “intelligent” surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective

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The Pill tied to lower ovarian cancer risk

Women who use birth control pills are less likely to develop ovarian cancer later in life, a new analysis of past studies suggests. Researchers

Women who use birth control pills are less likely to develop ovarian cancer later in life, a new analysis of past studies suggests. Researchers