LMB In The News

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


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


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


HIV Research Breakthroughs 2016

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Medical Daily includes work by the LMB’s Leo James’s group and University College London on improving antiviral drugs as one of its HIV research breakthroughs of 2016. More…


New microscope lens: top ten breakthroughs

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Work by MRC funded Gail McConnell and LMB Emeritus, Brad Amos and colleagues at the University of Strathclyde have been selected for Physics World’s Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2016, for creating a new microscope lens that offers the unique combination of a large field of view with high resolution. Called a mesolens, the device allows a confocal microscope to create 3D images of much larger biological samples than was previously possible – while providing detail at the sub-cellular level. The development of the lens was initiated by Brad Amos at the LMB. More…


Richard Pannell “wins science ‘Oscar’ for his life’s work”

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The Haverhill Echo celebrates local resident Richard Pannell’s MRC Lifetime Achievement CEO Award. Richard, who was nominated by his current supervisor, Andrew McKenzie, has worked at the LMB since 1980. More…