Cancer cells can evolve to become drug-resistant

  In October Professor Mel Greaves, Director of the Institute of Cancer Research’s Centre for Evolution and Cancer, gave the prestigious Systematics Association Julian Huxley public lecture at The Linnean Society on Piccadilly (in the Borough of Westminster). This famous venue is where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection...

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Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Screening women for a wide range of known genetic risk factors could improve strategies for breast cancer prevention, a new analysis shows. Scientists used mathematical models to show that analysing genetic data, alongside a range of other risk factors, could substantially improve the ability to flag up women at highest...

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Gold: Cairo to Constantinople – Early Photographs of the Middle East

Gold: Cairo to Constantinople – Early Photographs of the Middle East

Gold is the most extraordinary alloy, it is the most malleable and ductile of all metals; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet measuring one square metre, at a thickness of 0.125 millionths of a metre, or drawn in a wire to a length of 41 miles (66km)...

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