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Worm Watch Lab: one year on

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It’s been more than a year since the launch of Worm Watch Lab, a citizen science project involving the LMB’s William Schafer in which members of the public watch videos of tiny nematode worms, to contribute to a neuroscience study. So what has been spotted so far? More…


New film premieres sparkling history of crystallography


A new documentary, charting the history of crystallography tells a fascinating story of a scientific technique that is revealing many of life’s most beautiful secrets. The 40 minute film includes exclusive interviews with internationally acclaimed scientists and unique glimpses into rarely seen historical collections. The work of LMB scientists including Kendrew, Perutz, Watson, Crick and Ramakrishnan is mentioned, and the film includes material from the LMB Archive. More…


NeuroPod – Fly brain tidy-up


In this Podcast, the LMB’s Greg Jefferis talks to Kerri Smith from Nature about a new algorithm that sorts neurons in the fly brain by type – and finds a few surprises. More…


Discovery Could Help Turn Antibiotic Into Antimalarial Drug


Scientists in Melbourne and collaborators led by the LMB’s Sjors Scheres have made progress toward new antimalarial drugs, after revealing how an antibiotic called emetine blocks the molecular machinery that produces the proteins required for malaria parasite survival. More…


Journal allows authors to update their research

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The open access journal eLife has launched a new type of article that will allow authors to report significant additions to their original research. LMB group leader, Sjors Scheres, becomes the first author to publish a research advance article, an update on his paper that reported an important step forward in electron cryo-microscopy. More…


Two LMB Scientists’ archives added to the Wellcome Library

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The archive papers of two former LMB scientists, John Sulston and Alan Coulson, have been added to the Wellcome Library.


Worm neuron hack to probe the mysteries of our brains

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Hijacking how neurons of nematode worms are wired is the first step in an approach that could revolutionise our understanding of brains and consciousness. Research by the LMB’s Bill Schafer and his team is highlighted in New Scientist. More…


Scientists map one of most important proteins in life and cancer


David Barford and his group, at the LMB and at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, have used cryo-EM to reveal the secondary structure of a vital protein in cell division: the human anaphase-promoting complex (APC/C). More…


Meeting of Minds at Lens on Life exhibition


The LMB’s Melina Schuh and other scientists involved in the MitoSys project on mitosis, have collaborated with artists including Rob Kesseler, to create a documentary ‘Meeting of Minds’, and other works of arts exploring cell division. These are being displayed at the Lens on Life exhibition in Rome, which will come to London in January 2015. More…


Prizewinners Trip to the LMB for Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School pupils


An article from their school newsletter shows the pupils who grew crystals in their Chemistry lessons and won first prize in the Eastern Region Crystal Growing Competition for Key Stage 3 pupils. The prizewinners had a tour of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and took part in experiments. More…