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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Stem Cells

Zika virus shrinks brain tumours in lab tests

The Zika virus can target and kill a particular type of brain tumour cell in the lab.

Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain brain...

Science Snaps: understanding where breast cancer stems from

Scientists from the UK and Sweden have discovered important cells that breast cancer can stem from in mice.

How a little known organ could protect people who’ve had stem cell transplants

Our Stand Up To Cancer-funded researchers in Birmingham are turning their immune cell knowledge into ways to tackle infection after treatment.

Drug that targets stem cells could help treat leukaemia

A new drug that can kill specialised stem cells could lead to a new treatment for a type of leukaemia.

Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

Making a special case – how to boost brain tumour research

Brain tumours are one of the biggest challenges in cancer research, but we have a plan to tackle them.

Eye gene acts as ‘partner in crime’ in leukaemia mystery case

Emma Williams, a PhD student in Dr Tim Somervailles’s lab at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, writes about the team’s latest discovery.

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