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 [...]


Techfest 2015 – Aberdeen Cancer Talk

You may know that Aberdeen runs a major festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics called “TechFest”, it takes place from the 11th to the 28th of September.

There are loads of different events on every aspect of science and technology (not just biology) you can find out more on the TechFest website where [...]


Science, methylation and leukaemia

This is a “science” post.  I haven’t written about methylation (meth-EE-lay-shun) before. Why?  Because it’s complicated. It’s hard to understand and it’s even harder to explain. Why am I writing about it now?  Well, there was an interesting study published today showing how early changes in methylation could lead to the development of leukaemia [...]