Cancer breakthrough as new technique that reveals severity of disease AND spares healthy tissue from being removed is unveiled

Cancer breakthrough as new technique reveals how far it has spread in the body AND spares healthy tissue is unveiled Method reveals how far cancer has spread in lymph nodes and could save patients from unnecessary op Flourescent tool so sensitive it can detect cancer sites measuring just millimetres across By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:48 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 11 January 2013 A ground-breaking technique that reveals just how far cancer has spread in the lymph nodes has been developed by scientists.

World first as scientists create cancer-killing cells that can be injected into patients

World first as scientists create cancer-killing cells that can be injected into patients The cells naturally occur in the body in small numbersBut it's hoped injecting huge quantities back into a patient could turbo-charge the immune systemJapanese researchers say the development paves the way for the new cancer and HIV treatments By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:18 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 3 January 2013 Scientists have created cells capable of killing cancer for the first time.

The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore the hearing of thousands

The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore hearing for thousands Alastair White lost the hearing in his left ear after suffering mumpsNow the first person in Britain to receive the hi-tech implant placed under the skinSound signals pass through the skin on the deaf side and over to the ear that is still functioning | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 31 December 2012 Alastair White was completely deaf in his left ear after suffering mumps A man left completely deaf in one ear after an attack of mumps has become the first person in the UK to have a breakthrough treatment to restore his hearing.

Teenager with spina bifida who was told to "get used to a wheelchair" walks again after pioneering operation

Teenager with spina bifida who was told to 'get used to a wheelchair' walks again after pioneering operation Charlotte was confined to a wheelchair aged 11 and told to 'just get on with it'But expert at Southampton General Hospital was convinced she could get Charlotte standing again Days before 18th birthday Charlotte underwent a complex operation to lengthen the tight muscles at the hips, knees and feetShe can now walk and says it feels 'completely natural' | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 26 December 2012 Charlotte Volante on a Jersey beach.

Obesity could be caused by gut bacteria rather than over-eating

It's not your fault you're fat: Obesity could be caused by gut bacteria rather than over-eating Study suggests the bacteria plays a larger role than eating too much or not exercising enoughResearchers found diet that altered gut bacteria caused dramatic weight loss | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 19 December 2012 Worried about your weight Chinese researchers claim a diet that reduces enterobacter bacterium could help Obesity may be caused by a certain kind of bacteria rather than eating too much or exercising too little, researchers claim.

Breakthrough drug gives women with aggressive form of breast cancer six months longer to live without condition worsening

Breakthrough drug gives women with aggressive form of breast cancer six months longer to live without condition worsening | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 9 December 2012 A new breakthrough drug cuts the risk of dying early by one-third for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Common diabetes drug may help combat ovarian cancer by slowing tumour growth

Common diabetes drug may help combat ovarian cancer by slowing tumour growth The drug, which costs 1.30 a day, has also been found to stop tumours spreadingOverian cancer is one of the deadliest types of the disease | UPDATED: 05:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 Breakthrough: A pill used to treat diabetes could double a woman's chances of surviving ovarian cancer A pill commonly taken for diabetes could double a woman’s chance of surviving ovarian cancer, researchers believe.

Woman, 22, who underwent world"s first successful womb transplant to have IVF baby

Woman, 22, who underwent world's first successful womb transplant to have IVF babyDoctors will implant two embryos frozen before Derya's treatment But UK experts warn pregnancy could cause potentially fatal complications | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 1 December 2012 Responding well: Derya Sert had her womb transplant in August last year A woman who had the world’s first successful womb transplant is set to undergo IVF in a bid to fulfil her dream of motherhood.

Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading

Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 24 November 2012 Cancers can be put to sleep to stop them multiplying, scientists have discovered.

Cancer cure: The magnets that cause cancer cells to self-destruct

Powerful magnets that cause cancer cells to 'self-destruct' could offer targeted treatment for tumours By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 8 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 8 October 2012 Magnets that cause tumours to 'self-destruct' could be a revolutionary new weapon in the fight against cancer.