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Friends of FUS: Protein’s Many RNA Buddies Point to Disease

This work follows another study of FUS targets led by Jernej Ule of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, U.K., and Chris Shaw of King’s College, London. […] the authors describe FUS’ role in mediating alternative splicing, where it prevents target exons from being included in mature mRNAs… More…

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Nobel success: What makes a great lab?

William Bynum reflects on the factors that have brought nine Nobel prizes to the Laboratory of Molecular Biology… More…

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Traditional greeting as Master arrives in style

Hundreds of academics and students lined up to welcome their new Master at a historic ceremony inside the walls of Trinity College yesterday. Sir Gregory Winter [former Deputy Director of the LMB] knocked at the college’s Great Gate carrying Letters Patent from the Queen… More…

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Many Proteins Exist in a State of ‘Disorder’ and Yet Are Functional

You mention that in the biomedical community disorder is associated with disease. Your co-author M. Madan Babu of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge has written about this connection… More…

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Celebrating 100 years

It’s not often that you get to celebrate a 100th birthday, but the MRC will be doing just that in 2013 […] Look out for coverage of the opening of the new MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) building in Cambridge. Three years in the building, at a cost of more than £200m, this stunning new state-of-the-art research facility officially opens its doors in early summer 2013… More…

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Alcohol by-product destroys blood stem cells

Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology have found that stem cells in the body’s ‘blood cell factory’ – the bone marrow – are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol, which causes irreversible damage to their DNA… More…

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Students embrace the art of science

Young artists from across Cambridgeshire have combined science with art for an annual creative challenge. Organised by Cambridge’s prestigious Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB), the Imagining the Brain project is an open exhibition designed to encourage students across the county to communicate scientific concepts through art… More…

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Synthetic ‘Upgrade’ for fruit fly’s DNA

The genetic code of the fruit fly Drosophila has been hacked into, allowing it to make proteins with properties that don’t exist in the natural world. […] Jason Chin at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge… More…

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Mapping the worm’s neural network

Work started at LMB by Donna Albertson, now at UCSF, and Nichol Thomson, has helped researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine determine the complete wiring diagram for the part of the nervous system controlling mating in the male roundworm Caenorhabditis elegansMore…

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Data on Cell Biology Described by Researchers at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

According to news reporting originating in Cambridge, United Kingdom, by NewsRx journalists, researchers stated “CD4+ T cells play key roles in orchestrating adaptive immune responses, and are a popular model for mammalian cell differentiation. While immune regulation would seem to require exactly adjusted mRNA and protein expression levels of key factors, there is little evidence that this is strictly the case.” More…

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