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  • BATTLING SKIN CANCER WITH AN ELEPHANT, NOT A MOUSE.

    The dangerous skin cancer melanoma is haunting light-skinned Estonians ever more frequently. Wouldn’t it be good if one could vaccinate oneself against this type of cancer if necessary? Excessive sunbathing and using tanning beds might give Estonians a Southern swarthy look but, in addition, dangerously damaged cells. With bad luck this threatens to develop into Read More


  • NEW DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE RISK OF HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER.

    Quick and relatively cheap diagnostic method provides an answer after single blood test whether a gene mutation which promotes the development of breast and ovarian cancer is present in the DNA of the individual. The method, created in the Competence Centre for Cancer Research (CCCR) in Tallinn, is already in the focus of interest of Read More


  • PLANT VIRUSES PROMISE HELP AGAINST CANCER

    Are the proteins that plant viruses use to subject plant cells capable of overtaking human cancer cells? Genetic information is hid in DNA in the cell’s nucleus. Based on that information, new proteins are synthesised in ribosomes. As anyone would remember from secondary school biology, a molecule called RNA acts as a messenger between the Read More