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Breast cancer risk higher in women who need reproductive help

The first test tube baby in Norway was born in 1984. An increasing number of women rely on assisted reproduction to give birth. Today, between 2-5 per cent of all children born in Europe are brought into the world this way.

Saving children by finding the worst malignant tumours

Swedish scientists think they have found a way to help child cancer patients by discerning between the more malignant tumours and ones that are less immediately threatening.

Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer

Cancer researchers are now using one of the world's fastest computers to detect which parts of the genetic code may cause bowel and prostate cancer.

Scientists catalogue all human proteins

New protein catalogue will be key instrument in the development of new types of medicine.

New method reveals if you have too many genes

Scientists have developed an entirely new method of discovering dangerous changes in our genome.

Your blood reveals secrets about cancer risk

An analysis of blood cells may reveal your cancer risk. Blood cells react positively or negatively to your diet and your lifestyle.

Could laser light and nanoparticles replace chemotherapy?

Scientists are investigating the possibility of eliminating malignant tumours using lasers. The collaborative efforts between physicists and doctors is already producing promising results.

HPV vaccine does not enhance the risk of multiple sclerosis

A large study confirms that the HPV vaccine is not associated with multiple sclerosis.

Why immunotherapy is such an effective cancer killer

An international team of researchers find molecular mechanism that makes new cancer drugs so effective.

Lumpy bacteria cause life-threatening infections

New bacteria growing method reveals how bacteria conceal themselves, avoiding both white blood cells and antibiotics.