UK to become an international radiotherapy research hub
Cancer Research UK has announced a new £56 million network called Cancer Research UK RadNet.
Pete the fern takes world’s first plant-powered selfies
The scientific study at London Zoo aims to develop a way of using plants to power camera traps and sensors in the wild.
New imaging technology to help show how tumours form
Early cancer diagnosis and treatment could be helped by the tool which researchers at the University of Edinburgh use to detect key cells involved.
British scientist wins Nobel prize for medicine
Three scientists were awarded the prestigious prize for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled robotic suit
The 28-year-old said taking his first steps in the suit felt like being the ‘first man on the Moon’.
Targeting two faulty genes could be key in treating blood cancer
A study suggests mutated genes SRSF2 and IDH2 work together to bring about acute myeloid leukaemia.
Treatment for rare ovarian cancer ‘could quadruple chance of response’
Low grade serous ovarian cancer is different from other forms as it affects women at a younger age and is often resistant to standard chemotherapy.
New ultrasound technology ‘can spot cancer earlier’
A new ultrasound technology that could pick up far more cases of cancer and cut the need for biopsies has been developed by scientists.
Space agency launches scheme to attract young people
The sector generates billions of pounds for the economy and creates around 42,000 jobs.