Genetics

Laws of nature predict cancer evolution

Cancers evolve over time in patterns governed by the same natural laws that drive physical and chemical processes as diverse as the flow of rivers or the brightness of stars, a new study reports.

Cancer

Tiny genetic changes linked to breast cancer risk

An international breast cancer research team involving the University of Adelaide has used a world-first technique to discover how tiny variations in genes can contribute to breast cancer risk.

Medical research

A cray-active solution for cancer research

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have discovered a new species which is helping them understand epigenetics: all individuals of the marbled crayfish examined so far have been female. They reproduce by parthenogenesis, ...

Genetics

The gene, the whaler, and twenty years of research

A genetic research screening programme led by Associate Professor Kathryn Stowell is saving the lives of New Zealanders suffering from a rare genetic disorder Malignant Hyperthermia.

Cancer

Blood test could match cancer patients to best treatments

UK-funded scientists have developed a blood test that could help pair cancer patients with the most suitable therapy for their disease and then track the tumour's progress to see if the treatment is working, according to ...

Cancer

Genetic test could improve blood cancer treatment

Testing for genetic risk factors could improve treatment for myeloma - a cancer of the blood and bone marrow - by helping doctors identify patients at risk of developing more aggressive disease.

Health

Virtual research studies feasible

A new pilot study in Parkinson's disease suggests a new era of clinical research which removes the barrier of distance for both scientists and volunteers. The research, which appears in the journal Digital Health, could also ...

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