Oncology & Cancer

After 40 years in limbo: Styrene is probably carcinogenic

For 40 years, researchers have believed there is an increased risk of cancer associated with styrene. Now, a working group under the auspices of the WHO and appointed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), ...

Genetics

Leukemia protective role of Y chromosome gene discovered

Scientists have discovered the first leukaemia protective gene that is specific to the male-only Y chromosome. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge found that this Y-chromosome gene ...

Oncology & Cancer

Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments

Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from some of these new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

Oncology & Cancer

Unforeseen new drug target discovered for acute myeloid leukemia

A study has found an unexpected new drug target for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) that could open new avenues to develop effective treatments against this potentially lethal disease. Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger ...

Medical research

Researchers reveal the role of a DNA repair mechanism

Researchers from the University of Seville, in collaboration with the Genome Damage and Stability Centre of the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, have recently published a study in the review Nature Communications, ...

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