LMB In The News


Decades of discovery set to revolutionise healthcare

A summary of key milestones that show how discovery science has been translated into a novel technology set to revolutionise healthcare. The milestones include work at the LMB on the structure of DNA and development of DNA sequencing. More…

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The Resolution Revolutionary – Richard Henderson

How an Interest in an obscure branch of physics and faith in electron microscopy led to Richard Henderson winning his Nobel Prize. More…

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New Sosei Heptares R&D facility officially opens at Granta Park

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Chris Tate described working with Richard Henderson in founding Heptares as “a wonderful partnership which has carried on improving the science”, after the official opening of the Sosei Heptares Steinmetz Building at Granta Park. More…

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Venki Ramakrishnan talks about the impact of Greg Winter’s Nobel Prize-winning research on BBC World Service

In a segment about this year’s Chemistry Nobel Prize, Venki Ramakrishnan talks to Roland Pease on BBC World Service’s Science in Action about the impact of the Nobel Prize-winning research that Greg Winter carried out at the LMB. Listen to Venki from 19:43

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Silent tuberculosis is less common than had been widely thought

A study by Lalita Ramakrishnan, from the University of Cambridge Molecular Immunity Unit based in the LMB, has found that most people who fall seriously ill with tuberculosis do so within 2 years of getting infected, which has implications for public health strategy. More…

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Yee Lian Chew and Bill Schafer have a video abstract to explain their work on sensitisation in worms

Yee Lian Chew and Bill Schafer, from the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, have made a video abstract to accompany their recent paper in Neuron. They describe how sensory responsiveness in worms is controlled by communication via neuropeptides. More…

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LMB researchers are taking part in LifeLab with events around Cambridgeshire on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September

LMB researchers are helping to transform parts of Cambridgeshire into centres of discovery with hands-on, family-friendly activities in shopping centres, cafes and public spaces. A full programme of events in Cambridge and Peterborough can be found on the LifeLab website. Book now! More...

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Fabrice Gorrec has been shortlisted for the Researcher of the Year category at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2018

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Fabrice Gorrec, from the LMB’s crystallisation facility, is a finalist in the newly introduced Researcher of the Year category at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2018. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 1st November. More…

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Nature reviews Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book

Ribosome reader to Royal Society leader: a biologist’s road to the Nobel – Nature’s review of LMB group leader Venki Ramakrishnan’s account of his career. More…

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Structure of Pick’s tau distinct from AD tau

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In recent years, support has grown for the idea that the same aggregating protein can fold up into different toxic shapes, giving rise to distinct neurodegenerative diseases. Now, in the August 29 Nature, researchers led by Michel Goedert and Sjors Scheres at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, in collaboration with Bernardino Ghetti and colleagues at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, provide the first molecular-level proof that this happens. More…

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