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News digest – tangled DNA, blood-brain barrier, evolution and more
Posted Oct 12 2013 12:00am
Our pick of the cancer news this week
In our big research news this week, our scientists unravelled a new role for an important DNA twister. See our
for details and our
detangles the story.
European MPs voted on new tobacco controls. The
has information on the new regulations.
In the UK, MPs warned that tobacco firms are fuelling the black market. Our
has more detail and here’s the
take on events.
And a new
from the British Heart Foundation highlighted the benefits of standardised tobacco packaging. Our
has the details.
Our scientists showed an improved way to get cancer drugs across the blood-brain barrier. This is a huge challenge and our
has the details.
covered a call from the Bone Cancer Research Trust to improve early diagnosis.
An intriguing evolutionary link between testicular cancer and sun-tanning emerged. Our
has the details.
The Scottish Medicine Consortium could be making more drugs available to Scottish cancer patients in the future. The
covered the story.
Our congratulations go to three US scientists whose work on a cells internal mailing system landed them the
in Physiology or Medicine.
Inflated claims from the
that black tomatoes could ‘stave off cancer’ leave a bad taste. We’ve
about the potential damage of claims like this before.
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