LMB In The News


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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The legacy of Fred Sanger – 100 years on from 1918

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August 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Frederick (Fred) Sanger (1918–2013), one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. Few scientists transform a discipline in their lifetime. Fred Sanger did this, not once but twice. By devising methods for sequencing, he revolutionized our understanding of both proteins and nucleic acids gaining the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice. He is the only scientist to have achieved this honour. More…

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Complete fly brain images at nanoscale resolution

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A neuroscience milestone: a high-resolution digital snapshot of the adult fruit fly brain.  Researchers can now trace the path of any one neuron to any other neuron throughout the whole brain.  The research, lead by a team of scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, required the collaboration of dozens of other scientists, including at Johns Hopkins University and in Greg Jefferis group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. More…

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Drug designers embrace cryo-electron microscopy

Cryo-electron microscopy is enabling drug designers to understand how protein targets in the body interact with potential therapeutics. Technology developed at LMB, such as sensitive detectors and analytical software, as well as collaborations between LMB scientists and industry is helping make this possible. More…

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