Immunotherapy: A cancer revolution?

Until recently, researchers hadn’t given the immune system enough focus as a possible cancer treatment. A team at Imperial College is now looking for ways to improve on the initial successes of immunotherapy.

Don’t push me around! Cancer cells and their turbulent relationship with their environment

A new study exploring the interaction between cancer cells and their environment may result in effective methods for preventing the spread of malignant tumours.

Eggcellent news for women?

“Women’s bodies are born with a fixed number of eggs”. So goes the accepted theory, which is understood to be one of the main causes for the limited lifespan of female fertility. However, research in its early stages has just emerged that may challenge this idea. Evelyn Telfer, a professor of reproductive biology at the […]

Why haven’t we cured cancer?

Cancer has been a monumental target for medical research – in the West it’s a leading cause of death, and is highly feared. But this reputation isn’t necessarily earned. A large number of patients arrive in clinic with the secret apprehension that it could be the ‘big C’ despite the fact heart disease is the […]

News round-up: Space-Age China, In-Utero Surgery, Signing Physics, Sexist Science & H5N1 Published

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting space lab Image: Xinhua/Wang Yongzhuo via Xinhuanet China’s Shenzhou 9 rocket – which last week became the first Chinese mission to carry a female astronaut – has successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 station 340 km (210 miles) above the Earth. The arrival of the three crewmembers marks the first time […]

Move Over, ELISA – There’s a New Test in Town

Every year, 36,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Having the cancer surgically removed can be a very painful process, both physically and emotionally. One can only imagine how it would feel to have undergone such a procedure only to be told that its success is uncertain. Yet this is a sad […]

Healing Minds

A sad soul kills you quicker than a germ. The science behind the healing power of the mind. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. – John Milton, Paradise Lost Neuro-psycho-biology is the lengthy name awarded to the up and coming field of […]