LMB In The News

How to grow a brain

Being able to grow rudimentary brain tissue in the lab means that researchers can study organ development and disease. But how do you go from stem cells to a ‘mini-brain’? New LMB group leader Madelaine Lancaster’s research is highlighted in a report by the Long+Short magazine’s Ben Martynoga on the latest MRC Insight blog. More…


Reviewing translation at the MRC

Work by LMB’s Mike Gait, Jason Chin and Satpal Virdee, and Fabrice Gorrec highlighted in a MRC Review of recent successes in translational research. More…


Cambridge Neuroscience 2015 Seminar at the LMB: Brain Chat podcast

Brain Chat – a podcast answering key questions about brain and behaviour, with Hannah Critchlow reporting on exciting brain research revolutions presented at the Cambridge Neuroscience 2015 Seminar held at LMB. More…


LMB contribution towards UK bioscience success illuminated

The stories behind three great LMB successes are highlighted in a report by the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA). Humira, the first fully humanised antibody and one of the worlds top selling drugs (pages 3-4), Lemtrada (CAMPATH) treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (pages 5-6) and the Stabilised GPCR StaR® technology which enables determination of receptor structures (pages 11-12) all came from work carried out at the LMB. To read about these stories and others, please download the pdf “Celebrating UK Bioscience“.


Cambridge scientists unlock cause of some types of infertility

LMB’s Melina Schuh, in collaboration with Bourn Hall Clinic, may have found the cause of some types of infertility, including recurrent miscarriage, after new research found some human eggs carry the wrong number of chromosomes. More…


Sarah Teichmann receives EMBO Gold Award

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The LMB congratulates former LMB Group Leader, Sarah Teichmann, on receiving the 2015 EMBO Gold Award. More…


Joan A. Steitz: A place in the lab, and in biochemistry history

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The pioneering career of LMB Alumnus Joan Steitz, currently Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University is featured by CTNOW, looking at her work and how Joan’s time at the LMB studying ribosomes led to her important discoveries in RNA research. More…


ISCB Senior Scientist Award for Cyrus Chothia

A look at the career of LMB’s Cyrus Chothia and his work on the structures and functions of proteins, following announcement of his ISCB Senior scientist award. More…


New Approach To Control Enzyme Function In Cells

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A new technique, devised by Jason Chin’s group, could make it easier to target and inhibit specific enzymes and other proteins in cells and to turn that regulation on and off at will with light. Bioorthogonal ligand tethering, or BOLT, has been used to create an inhibitor that can regulate the activity of a target enzyme selectively, an approach called iBOLT. More…


A new genetic switch uncovered in the long genes expressed in our brain

Jernej Ule, former LMB group leader, and Vincent Plagnol from UCL have discovered a new mechanism for ‘splicing-based’ gene regulation, with possible implications for brain-related disorders. Jernej began this research when he was in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division. More…