Studying lots of proteins at once

I read an interesting paper in Nature Methods this week called “Systems analysis of EGF receptor signalling dynamics with microwestern arrays“.  EGF stand for Epidermal Growth Factor, the EGF receptor is a small protein that “knows” when EGF is present.  Growth Factors generally make cells grow and so if your growth factors are faulty [...]

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Lung cancer – Why don’t we look for it?

Lung cancer is often discovered at an advanced stage, when it has already spread, this means the survival rate for lung cancer is very low. So why aren’t we doing more about this? We know that smoking causes lung cancers, so why don’t we give smokers an x-ray or a scan to look for [...]

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What are my chances of getting cancer? For women in Scotland.

Will I get cancer?  The short answer, no one knows for sure. The statistics show that over a life time 1 in 3 people will develop cancer.

“Statistics are for populations, not individuals, in the sense that while they are a guide as to what might happen to us in general, they cannot predict [...]

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How many men in Grampian get cancer?

How common is cancer? We know that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life’s, what are the numbers for men in Grampian? How do they compare with the rest of Scotland?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They [...]

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How many women in Grampian get cancer?

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How common is cancer?  We know that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life’s, what are the numbers for Grampian? How do they compare with the rest of Scotland?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They produce a report that is updated [...]

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