Interesting things on the net

My apologies for the lack of posts, I am helping to organise a Relay for Life in Huntly and that is taking up most of my “free” time.  If you are in the North East of Scotland, do come along to the Relay it’s on the 3rd-4th of July 2016 in the School Playing [...]

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Breast Cancer in the News

There have been several interesting stories about new research into breast cancer.  Firstly, a local one that I whole heartedly agree with, is a study at Aberdeen University to look at how Vitamin D levels might affect breast cancer.  We get most of our vitamin D from the sun (and a bit from oily [...]

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Seroxat, Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer

The bmj have just published a study that showing that tamoxifen may not prevent breast cancer if women also take the antidepressant Seroxat (paroxetine). This only applies to the Seroxat, other antidepressants did not have this effect. It seems that Seroxat reduces or completely stops the benefit of tamoxifen. The full (technical) article is [...]

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Nuclear Pore Proteins and Cancer

I read an interesting article today about nuclear pore proteins The image on the left, is a cell, the nucleus is the blue dot on the right hand side of the green cell. Nuclear pore proteins control what gets in and out of that blue dot.  Researchers have discovered that some of these proteins [...]

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