Historic cancer research partnership launched

Authored by Mary

Patients, carers, scientists, clinicians, supporters and charities from across the UK gathered on 20 November for the launch of an historic new partnership between the charity Brain Tumour Research and Plymouth University. Together they have established a new Research Centre of Excellence, which will focus on low grade brain tumours - some of the most overlooked forms of brain tumours....

Research funding for teen cancer

Authored by News Desk

Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have been awarded a grant from young person’s cancer charity The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust to investigate a new drug-based treatment for a multi-tumour brain and nervous system cancer which affects teenagers and young adults.

The research team will work with a condition called neurofibromatosis, in...

Computer scientists involved in project to study how animals initiate locomotion

Authored by Mike Page

Scientists from Plymouth University are beginning to develop computer models of tadpole brains as part of a £1.3 million project to understand how the brain makes the decision to initiate motion.

A collaborative project, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), will see the Plymouth team working in conjunction with biologists at the University of...

Non-surgical treatments for multiple tumours move one step nearer

Authored by JamesM

A study led by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has for the first time revealed how the loss of a particular tumour suppressing protein leads to the abnormal growth of tumours of the brain and nervous system.

The study is published in Brain: A Journal of Neurology .

Tumour suppressors exist in cells to prevent abnormal cell...

Work starts to create a new-look country park

Authored by Mary

Cyclists and walkers will soon be able to follow a clear path at the edge of Saltram as plans to create a new countryside park begin to unfold.

Work is starting this week on a new right of way beneath the A38 flyover at Marsh Mills that will better link Plympton to the beautiful and popular route along the Plym River.

At the moment the area beneath the road looks gloomy,...

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