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Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

- The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used in the fight against cancer, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Aspirin reduces obesity cancer risk

- Research has shown that a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight.

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“Brainy” mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders

- Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear.

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North-South cancer divide tackled with multi-million pound investment

- Researchers from the University of Leeds have secured a £5 million pound investment aimed at tackling the North-South cancer divide, thanks to a funding award from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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Further evidence of genetic key to deadliest form of skin cancer

- University of Leeds experts have uncovered further evidence that protective buffers at the ends of chromosomes - telomeres - are fundamental to the understanding of the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Boost for UK medical technology innovation

- The University of Leeds Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) has won £3 million to continue bringing the best of the UK’s medical technology research to patients.

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