LMB In The News


Julian Gough discusses the wonders of the SUPERFAMILY database

Julian Gough is interviewed by the Huffington Post and discusses SUPERFAMILY, his database of structural and functional annotations for proteins and genomes, a public resource which scientists around the world can use freely in their research. More…

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Student artist meets LMB scientist who discovered inspirational toxin’s structure

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Vivian, student artist who created a painting based on lysenin during Protein Data Bank in Europe’s art-science collaborative project, met with LMB’s Christos Savva, the scientist who discovered the structure of lysenin, at the opening of the Cambridge exhibition of artworks by The Leys students. More…

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Alison Woollard is guest on BBC Radio 4, ‘The Life Scientific’

Alison Woollard, LMB 1996-2000, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Biology

Professor Alison Woollard, from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, is this week’s guest on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Life Scientific’. Alison explains her enthusiasm for the tiny nematode worm, C. elegans, and talks fondly of her time at the LMB. More…

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Rebecca Taylor to talk at Cambridge Science Festival: Thursday 23rd March, 6.00pm

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Rebecca Taylor will be giving a talk at the UTC Cambridge as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. In her talk entitled, ‘Finding the fountain of youth: why we age and what we can do about it’, Rebecca will explain how her lab are using worms to understand how the nervous system coordinates the ageing process, and how it controls the health of cells as we get older. More…

Thursday 23rd March: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, UTC Cambridge, Robinson Way, CB2 0SZ,  Booking open

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Brad Amos to talk at Cambridge Science Festival: Monday 20th March, 6.00pm

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Brad Amos will be giving a talk at the UTC Cambridge as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. In his talk entitled, ‘Life through a lens’, Brad will show spectacular new 3D images of mouse embryos, possible due to his development of the Mesolens that achieves unparalleled resolution throughout a volume hundreds of times greater than a conventional microscope. More…

20 March: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, UTC Cambridge, Robinson Way, CB2 0SZ, Booking open

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Richard Henderson shares Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The 16th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded to Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson, and Marin van Heel for pioneering developments in electron microscopy that are transforming structural studies of biological molecules and their complexes. More…

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Antibodies co-opt anti-microbial response to clear intraneuronal tau

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Leo James and Michel Goedert, group leaders at the LMB, recently published work in PNAS providing an explanation for how therapeutic antibodies eliminate pathogenic forms of tau protein. Here, Alzforum explore the background, results and implications of this study. More…

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Dementia – how close are we to having effective treatments?

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Cambridge Neuroscience, of which the LMB is a part, plays a key role in coordinating dementia research across the large and diverse community of neuroscientists in Cambridge, helping scientists and clinicians work together. The organisation has produced a new film describing some of the progress now being made against this devastating disease, including commentary from Michel Goedert, group leader in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, who discovered how tau fibres twist together to form tangles, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia. More…

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A chain of events

Linear ubiquitin chains whose very existence once was debated, now are known to play a critical role in an inflammatory disease, thanks to the discovery of an enzyme. David Komander’s group from the LMB are amongst a group of scientists researching the enzymes of the ubiquitin system, which has already shown how mutations in the gene for OTULIN, an enzyme belonging to the OTU family of deubiquitinases, cause a rare systemic inflammatory disease. More…

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Cell scientist to watch – Madeline Lancaster

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Madeline Lancaster, group leader in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, is interviewed by the Journal of Cell Science and describes her impetus to pursue a career in science, discusses starting her own lab at the LMB and talks about her current research. More…

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