The LMB is delighted to announce that Greg Winter has been awarded a share of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for his work on the phage display of peptides and antibodies. More…
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A collaborative team from the LMB’s Cell Biology and Structural Studies Divisions has identified a cellular factor that detects ribosome collisions. The ribosome is the molecular machine responsible for reading the genetic code to produce proteins, a process known as translation. Such…
As well as having instinctive responses to their environment, nearly all animals can learn to associate particular sights, smells, or sounds with rewards or negative consequences. It had been thought that two separate brain centres control these two different types of responses;…
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- Venki Ramakrishnan talks about the impact of Greg Winter’s Nobel Prize-winning research on BBC World Service
- Silent tuberculosis is less common than had been widely thought
- Integration of Parallel Opposing Memories Underlies Memory Extinction.
Felsenberg, J., et al.
Cell 175(3): 709-722.e15. (18th October 2018)
- Cell-Penetrating Peptide Conjugates of Steric Blocking Oligonucleotides as Therapeutics for Neuromuscular Diseases from a Historical Perspective to Current Prospects of Treatment.
Gait, MJ., Arzumanov, AA., McClorey, G., Godfrey, C., Betts, C., Hammond, S., Wood, MJA.
Nucleic Acid Ther [Epub ahead of print]. (16th October 2018)
- Mutations in the MAB_2299c TetR regulator confer cross-resistance to clofazimine and bedaquiline in Mycobacterium abscessus.
Richard, M., et al.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. [Epub ahead of print]. (15th October 2018)
- Joint X-ray/NMR structure refinement of multidomain/multisubunit systems.
Carlon, A., Ravera, E., Parigi, G., Murshudov, GN., Luchinat, C.
J. Biomol. NMR [Epub ahead of print]. (11th October 2018)
- Publisher Correction: Guided self-organization and cortical plate formation in human brain organoids.
Lancaster, MA., et al.
Nat. Biotechnol. 36(10): 1016. (11th October 2018)
- TRIM21 mediates antibody inhibition of adenovirus-based gene delivery and vaccination.
Bottermann, M., et al.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 115(41): 10440-10445. (9th October 2018)
- Highly disordered histone H1-DNA model complexes and their condensates.
Turner, AL., Watson, M., Wilkins, OG., Cato, L., Travers, A., Thomas, JO., Stott, K.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. [Epub ahead of print]. (9th October 2018)
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