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Breast cancer treatment may ‘send tumour cells to sleep instead of killing them’

Breast cancer treatment may ‘send tumour cells to sleep instead of killing them’ and allow the disease to return years later, study warns Scientists tested cancer cells in the lab in response to hormone therapy  Some of them became dormant, which could explain why cancer returns They also travel round the body easier, which causes… Read More »

Probe detects the mechanism for spreading of metastatic cancer cells

A new fluorescent sensor developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide can detect migrating cancer cells and could be used to target medication to stop metastasis in aggressive cancers. Metastasis – the uncontrolled migration of cancer cells which creates new tumours at different locations in the body – is a major cause of cancer-related… Read More »

Salmonella can hijack immune cells to spread around the body

Salmonella can cause food poisoning if ingestedScience Photo Library/Getty Images By Yvaine Ye Salmonella can hijack immune cells and use them to spread around the body. Experiments in mouse cells suggest the bacteria do this by disrupting electrical signals in the gut. Our intestines have small electric fields, caused by charged ions, such as potassium… Read More »