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Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover

17 August 2017

New research has discovered that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment – it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells.

New imaging technique could predict whether primary breast cancer will spread to the lung

16 August 2017

Researchers have demonstrated in mice that a new non-invasive imaging method can be used to detect changes in the lungs that signal breast cancer may soon spread there – before any metastases are visible. 

MRC forges two new deals with industry to speed drug discovery

2 August 2017

Academic groups working in discovery science will have two new opportunities to access state-of-the-art industry facilities from today.

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