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Not Long Left to Grow!

November 30th, 2011

Our dedicated Fisher Scientific Mo Bros have  entered the last week of Movember and are getting ready for a final push to raise funds.

They are planing a big event this week to raise even more cash. The final event hasn’t yet been decided but will be announced soon. It could involve a Big Shave off at work or an X Factor elimination that continues into December. Read the rest of this entry »

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Movember: Week 2 – Things are progressing nicely!

November 18th, 2011

It’s week 2 of Movember and things are progressing nicely in the facial hair department for our Fisher Ther-Mos team.

If you would like to support the team’s efforts you can make a donation on the Movember team website. It is for a great cause and will make our facial suffering worth while.

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Our Fisher Ther-Mos Need You!

November 11th, 2011

Brave participants from Fisher Scientific in Loughborough’s Global Chemicals department have set aside their razors for the month of Movember.

11 days into their commitment to grow moustaches in aid of charities supported by the Movember movement, we’re starting to see the beginnings of some promising whiskers. Check out the before and after mug-shots below… Read the rest of this entry »

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Starving prostate cancer cells of leucine could prevent growth

November 4th, 2011

Researchers have discovered that they can starve prostate cancer cells of an essential nutrient in order to stop them growing.

Experts from the Centenary Institute in Sydney carried out tests, funded by Movember and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and found that these cells have more pumps than normal, which allows them to take in more leucine and outgrow normal cells.

Dr Jeff Holst, talking about the study, which will be published in the journal Cancer Research, said: "This information allows us to target the pumps – and we've tried two routes. We found that we could disrupt the uptake of leucine firstly by reducing the amount of the protein pumps, and secondly by introducing a drug that competes with leucine."

Dr Qian Wang, first author, added that in some of the experiments tumour growth was slowed by as much as 50 per cent by targeting different sets of pumps.

Currently, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in London is recruiting patients to try a new drug, called L-NNA, which starves tumours of blood.

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Movember – Changing the Face of Men’s Health

November 3rd, 2011

25 members of our Chemicals Manufacturing team, based on site here in Loughborough, will be participating in ‘Movember’ and growing lustrous moustaches to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.

Fisher Scientific 'Mo Bros' at the start of Movember (3 Nov. 2011)
The Movember movement began in Australia in 2003 and has raised £106m world-wide. Formal campaigns are held in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland.
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