LMB In The News


Tau filaments from the Alzheimer’s brain revealed

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Tau filaments isolated from an Alzheimer’s brain are the latest, high-profile exploit of cryo-electron microscopy. Crafting a technique that has become his claim to fame, Sjors Scheres of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, teamed up with Michel Goedert, also at MRC, to solve 3.4-Angstrom resolution structures of both straight and paired helical filaments of tau. The structures, first unveiled at the AD/PD meeting in Vienna last March, were formally published in Nature on July 5. More…

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Exploring the incredible transport system inside our cells

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Simon Bullock discusses his research into intracellular trafficking of RNA, and talks about the importance of science outreach in inspiring the next generation of young scientists. More…

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Sharp focus on Alzheimer’s may help target drugs

Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer’s have been pictured in unprecedented detail in research led by Sjors Scheres and Michel Goedert. More…

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G-protein coupled receptors as drug targets: Heptares Therapeutics celebrates its tenth anniversary

Chris Tate – co-founder of Heptares Therapeutics, a company established to commercialise research from the LMB – discusses his work on G-protein coupled receptors. More…

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Cambridge105 coverage of the LMB Open Day

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Interviews with Katja Roper, Andrew Carter and William Schafer at the LMB Open Day. More

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AstraZeneca and LMB breakthrough on how DNA is repaired

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Using the pioneering technique of cryo-EM, scientists at AstraZeneca and LMB have made a ground-breaking biological discovery that could help develop new cancer treatments. More

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Building better brains: A bioengineered upgrade for organoids

Study by Madeline Lancaster and collaborators at IMBA is one of the first attempts to combine organoids with bioengineering. More

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A new view of the spliceosome

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Kiyoshi Nagai’s group capture important state of cellular machine responsible for making humans more complex than worms. More…

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Mo Moffateh’s winning science image

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Mo Moffateh’s image of beautifully repeated segments of Drosophila melanogaster embryonic nervous system, picked as joint third in British Society for Cell Biology’s 2017 winning images. More…

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Soul of a Molecular Machine: A Conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan

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Conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan: “We’re at the threshold of a new age of structural biology, where these things that everybody thought were too difficult and would take decades and decades, are all cracking”. More…

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