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Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

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Categories: Breast cancer

The role of the gut microbiota in breast cancer

2017 Research Grant Award £125,526 for a 48 month PhD project to start 1 Jan 2018 at Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich Research Park. Grant Applicants: Dr Lindsay Hall Dr Stephen Robinson Breast cancer (BC) is a common disease, which can be deadly. For many years, we have known that what

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Powerful but tiny cancer fighters

£65,291 in spring 2011 for a local research project into tiny molecules known as microRNAs involved in breast cancer and angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels). Abnormal growth in angiogensis (either too much or too little) is seen as a ‘common denominator’ in many diseases including cancer. Discovered in

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Breast cancer enzyme investigation

£78,452 in spring 2011 for a 3 year PhD project into the causes of sporadic (non-genetically inherited) breast cancer. Research will delve into an enzyme called PLK, known to be overproduced in a large proportion of breast cancers. Knowing exactly how PLK works is key in the understanding and development

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Miniscule medical marvels

£53,621 in spring 2010 for a UEA School of Chemistry research project into the development of nanomedicines for a new breast cancer treatment.  This builds upon work previously funded by Big C. Nanomedicines measure in at around 1/30,000th the thickness of a human hair. Once accumulated at the cancer site,

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Protease function in breast cancer

£66,006 in autumn 2008 to the School of Biological Sciences at the UEA for a 3 year project to investigate the function of protease enzymes in breast cancer. Proteases are proteins whose job is to cut other proteins – essentially they act like molecular scissors.  It had been thought that

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Nanomedicine in breast cancer

Targeted therapy using nanomedicine £47,595 in spring 2008 to the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of East Anglia for research into new types of cancer medicines. Nanoparticles are tiny particles about 1/30,000th the thickness of a human hair.  These particles can be used to deliver medicines into the

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