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Hallmarks of Cancer 5: Growth Signals

Cells talk A continuous chatter exists between the 10 trillion or so cells that make up your body. But cells cannot talk so how do they communicate? Biological communication occurs with the use of small ‘signalling molecules’ that cells produce and release at their surface. These molecules travel over to a neighbouring cell and are picked by specialised ‘receptors’. Just like there are … Continue reading


Now’s the time to Buzz!

Reading the Guardian’s Must all postgrad research have impact? this morning I got to thinking about how my university, the University of Birmingham, communicates science. Economic times means money for research is tight and we are finding it increasingly important to communicate science well in order to achieve the impact, and with it the funding, our science deserves. … Continue reading