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Rectal cancers disappear in a dostarlimab experimental drug trial

A new drug trial has eliminated 100% of rectal tumours in patients after 6 months. Published in the New England […]

Lupus variants identified with whole-genome sequencing in Chinese patients

A new study has identified key rare variants in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a Chinese population for the first […]

The abscopal effect and B cells’ surprising role in treating hard to reach tumours

A new study in mice finds that B cells unexpectedly promote the therapeutic shrinking of breast cancer tumours, even when they are not the direct targets of local immunotherapy.  The […]

Tregs: Treacherous cells offer a new therapeutic target in colorectal cancer

Scientists have linked a subset of T cells to the progression of colorectal cancer tumours. Researchers also showed that blocking […]

Spinning a Yarn with the p53 Cancer Protein

Written by Charlotte Harrison, science writer  The tumour suppressor protein p53 is a key controller of cell proliferation. Mutations that […]

Genetic Variants Associated with Severe Covid-19

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers have published a paper revealing genetic variants associated with the development of life-threatening […]

Single-Cell Analysis of Gastric Cancer Provides New Disease Insights

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  The tumour heterogeneity of gastric cancer, and its metastasis to different organs, makes effective […]

Genome Giants – Tak Mak, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Tak Mak is a world leader in the genetics of immunology and cancer. He is currently a Senior Scientist at […]

Round-Up: COVID-19 November (Part Two)

Another fortnight gone, another COVID-19 round-up. Check out some of the latest news and research surrounding SARS-CoV-2. Statistics At the […]

Round-up: COVID-19 November (Part One)

Keep up to date with all of the latest news and research surrounding the novel coronavirus with your fortnightly COVID-19 […]