New Findings, New Hope

Doctors at NZ’s Liggins Institute have made a crucial breakthrough in the study of breast cancer. Researchers have discovered a growth hormone in breast cancer cells which determines how quickly the cancer spreads. “We have found a switch which determines whether the breast cancer cells stays where it’s made or can spread throughout the body,” says Institute Director Professor Peter Gluckman. “We are using this research to design some new therapies which we think will be even more effective.”


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Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Sustainability is Abel’s Top Note

Artisanal companies from Britain to New Zealand are putting environmentally sensitive production, practices and packaging at the centre of their business models, Isabella Kwai reports for The New York Times. Based between…