Australian National University

Starving cancer the key to new treatments

Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumours.

May 05, 2016
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Researchers build brain on a chip

ANU researchers have developed a suitable material to allow brain cells to grow and form predictable circuits, which could lead to the development of prosthetics for the brain.

May 15, 2017
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New theory turns cancer on its head

A new theory of how cancer works could lead to the next generation of treatments of the disease. The theory suggests that cancer forms when recently evolved genes are damaged, and cells have to revert to using older, inappropriate ...

Jul 14, 2014
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Research reveals artificial thyroid cancer epidemic

Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found doctors around the world are over diagnosing the most common thyroid cancer, creating an artificial epidemic that costs billions of dollars each year in unnecessary ...

Sep 06, 2016
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