Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

What is Glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. It is an extremely fast-growing cancer which has no known cure. Glioblastomas are named for the cells they form in; glial cells. Though the brain is best known for having billions of neurons, 90% of brain matter is made from glial…

Anorexia May Be Caused by Bacterial Infection

Anorexia Nervosa is a notoriously difficult condition both to characterise and treat. It is generally known as an eating disorder but has strong links to anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, attachment disorders, depression and even other eating disorders. There are a surprisingly small number of studies which have investigated how best to treat…

British Scientists First to Genetically Modify Embryos

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made history this week by approving an application to begin gene-editing on human embryos. Dr Kathy Niakan, of the Francis Crick Institute in London, applied for approval in order to understand the processes behind unexplained miscarriages and infertility. Although similar research has been undertaken previously in China to correct a…