I’ve had a busy morning – up at 6am to go and sit in a radio car down the street to be grilled by FiveLive, BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (that was tough…) and then the BBC World Service. Then straight into work to go on BBC News channel, and write a quick blog post.
The reason? A particularly fascinating bit of research published in Cell. Researchers in the US have finally found a drug that can kill cancer stem cells, which were previously thought to be pretty invincible. Like the evil dead or something. So now we have our metaphorical ‘silver bullet’ (usual caveats apply – this isn’t the One Magic Bullet that will Cure Cancer), and – more importantly – we have a technique that will enable researchers to find more.
It’s all explained in my post here on Cancer Research UK’s Science Update blog. Check it out – it’s seriously cool science. Excuse me while I get my nerd on.