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Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

Divide and conquer – can metastasis be controlled? When a tumor migrates to another part of the body, it makes cancer much more difficult to beat. A recently published study, investigating a metabolite called 20-HETE, gives new insight into this process

Spreading cancer caught on film

The way in which every single cancer cell spreads around the body has been captured in videos by a team in Japan. The normal body tissues show up as green, while the cancer comes out as intense red spots. The team,

Scientists discover role of skin in spreading leishmaniasis

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis – a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies – are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person’s blood. Visceral leishmaniasis is a parasitic