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Cambridge’s 92 Nobel Prize winners

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Cambridge News’ has been rounding up all of Cambridge’s 92 Nobel Laureates, which includes 15 LMB scientists: 13 whose Nobel Prize winning research was conducted at the LMB, and 2 alumni who went on to carry out prize-winning research elsewhere: 1951 to 1974; 1974 to 1989; 1996 to 2015

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The Author File: Jason W. Chin

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How to combine biology, chemistry and synthetic biology to add synthetic amino acids to a protein, and why creativity matters. Profile of LMB group leader, Jason Chin and his research. More…

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The plastic fantastic brain: Why losing one sense rewires others

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A study finds worms that can’t feel are better smellers – and the phenomenon is reversible. The collaborative study by Ithai Rabinowitch, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and William Schafer’s group at LMB, was started by Ithai while a postdoc in William’s group at LMB. More…

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Congratulations to Richard Henderson, winner of the 2016 Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics

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Richard Henderson will receive the National Academy of Sciences 2016 Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics for his outstanding contribution to the development of electron microscopy techniques for determining high-resolution structures. More…

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How one scientist is growing miniature brains in her lab

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LMB neuroscientist Madeline Lancaster generates living models of brains from a few stem cells. In her lab, she takes small samples of stem cells and grows them in careful conditions. When they grow, what develops is a single-function bit of the brain, not at all a full human brain but a small, specific part of the nervous system. These ‘mini-brains’, as she calls them, offer researchers an unprecedented glimpse into the inner workings of our minds. More…

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Cryo-EM: The field that came in from the cold

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Recent advances in cryo-electron microscopy are enabling researchers to solve protein structures at near-atomic resolutions, expanding the biological applicability of this technique. Nature Methods looks at the development of the technique, which includes work by the LMB’s Richard Henderson, Sjors Scheres and Venki Ramakrishnan. More…

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Mariann Bienz: The Puzzle of Cell Signalling

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Interview with Mariann Bienz on the mechanisms behind the signalling pathways that switch on gene transcription and how their dysfunction can ultimately cause cancer. More…

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Greg Winter receives Scrip’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Scrip Awards provides the industry with an opportunity to acknowledge and applaud its highest achievers across all parts of the value chain, and to recognise both corporate and individual achievement. More…

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Coffee & tea session with Prof. Daniela Rhodes

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Before joining Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in September 2011, Professor Daniela Rhodes spent her whole research career at the world-renowned MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge UK. More…

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Z is for Zebrafish

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The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge’s connections with animals through literature, art, science and society. Here, Z is for Zebrafish as we talk to eminent immunologist Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan, group leader in the University Research Unit at the LMB, about her research into new ways of treating tuberculosis. More…

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