Antlers are complex organs of bones, blood vessels, nerves, muscle, skin and even fur, known as velvet. Photo: Xinhua

Why deer antlers could point the way to a new branch of cancer research

  • The animals can grow a new set of antlers each year, thanks in part to a combination of cancer-related and tumour-suppressing genes, a Chinese-led study finds
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Antlers are complex organs of bones, blood vessels, nerves, muscle, skin and even fur, known as velvet. Photo: Xinhua
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Tu Youyou receives the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015. Tu said making two changes to the way artemisinin is used to treat malaria may solve the problem of resistance. Photo: Reuters

Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou may have found solution to malaria drug resistance

  • Problem could be tackled by extending course of treatment and introducing new supplementary drugs, according to scientist
  • Disease expert calls it a step forward but says ‘there are still many unknowns’
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Tu Youyou receives the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015. Tu said making two changes to the way artemisinin is used to treat malaria may solve the problem of resistance. Photo: Reuters
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