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Game developers use entertainment to boost cancer therapy

Posted on 2 Apr 2014 in Games, Journalism, Technology

Scientists, physicians and software developers are working together to create computer and smartphone games that not only test a player’s dexterity and hand-eye coordination, but also educate them and let them contribute to research projects. Welcome to the gamification of cancer. Image: Doonvas

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Gut bacteria may help combat cancer

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 in Cancer, Health, Journalism

The friendly bacteria in our gut may help fight cancer. Two new studies in mice show that some anti-cancer therapies work best when the microbes in our body are strong and healthy – which suggests that antibiotics and cancer might not always make a good combination. Image: Tim Sandle

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Obese women’s stem cells make cancer grow faster

Posted on 6 Nov 2013 in Cancer, Health, Journalism, Stem Cells

Here is yet another reason to stay at a healthy weight. Stem cells from the fat of women with obesity boost the growth of breast tumours more than cells from slim women. Image: UCI UC Irvine

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Cancer cells don’t need a map to travel

Posted on 19 Aug 2009 in Journalism

A simple cell-tracking device reveals that cancer cells are more self-directed than the rest which could help them form secondary...

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Virtual colonic irrigation gives clear view of cancers

Posted on 17 Jun 2008 in Journalism

A kind of virtual colonic irrigation could help to reduce the occurrence of colorectal cancer. Read more…...

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