LMB In The News

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


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


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…


Mo Moffateh’s winning science image


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…


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…


LMB staff are cycle enthusiasts

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The LMB won the National Cycling Challenge for the 200-499 employees category in 2016, with the team cycling 9,969 miles in the month of September! The LMB has now received the prize – a cycle repair station for all staff to use. More…


Wojciech Galej receives Early Career Research Award from the Biochemical Society

Wojciech Galej has been awarded the 2018 Early Career Research Award for Molecular Structure and Function by the Biochemical Society. Wojciech has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing through his structural analysis of the spliceosome and its components using X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. More…


Latest HIV research inspires compelling new art collaboration

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Collaborative work between Leo James’ group in the LMB’s PNAC Division and Greg Towers at UCL, which led to the discovery that HIV uses capsid pores to import nucleotides and evade innate immunity, has been used as the inspiration for a new artistic project. More…


Astrocytes set the pace of our body clock

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In their paper published earlier this month, which featured on the front cover of Neuron, the Hasting’s group reported their discovery of an entirely unprecedented component of the pacemaker of our body clock. Technology Networks discuss their findings. More…


Visualising the genome: Cambridge scientists create first 3D structures of active DNA

Tim Stevens, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Cambridge, has determined the first 3D structures of intact mammalian genomes from individual cells, showing how the DNA from all the chromosomes intricately folds to fit together inside the cell nuclei. More…