LMB In The News


The invention of the microscope

“LMB’s Brad Amos helps explains the importance of the microscope. Also includes some images from LMB.” More…

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Study identifies new processes that lead to development of novel cell implicated in allergies

“A collaboration between scientists in Trinity College Dublin and the United Kingdom has identified new processes that lead to the development of a novel cell implicated in allergies […] The work was performed by Professor Padraic Fallon, and Dr Andrew McKenzie of the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge…” More…

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Cambridge biotechnology cluster thriving

“For all the billions pumped into the local biotech cluster, only one blockbuster drug has ever emerged stamped firmly with a Cambridge kitemark. The accolade belonged to Cambridge Antibody Technology – a company founded by Life Sciences serial entrepreneur Sir Greg Winter in 1989” More…

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How new science is transforming the optical microscope

“The 2012 Leeuwenhoek Lecture will be given by Dr Brad Amos FRS…” More…

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Scientist is knighted

“Hugh Pelham, director of the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last June . The investiture took place at the palace yesterday…” More…

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New technology for the rapid, site-specific labeling of proteins

“Jason Chin, Kathrin Lang and Lloyd Davis from LMB and colleagues at the North Carolina State University have created specially engineered mammalian cells to enable researchers to label proteins of interest more efficiently. As reported in Nature Chemistry…” More…

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Evolution at the lab bench

“Interested in overcoming the PCR inhibitors often present in complex environmental samples, Phil Holliger and colleagues decided the best solution to the problem was to re-engineer a better polymerase – an ‘evolved’ polymerase that offered resistance to the environmental inhibitors.” More…

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Focus on Jason Chin

“EMBO Member Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, talks about reprogramming the genetic code and re-engineering ribosomes and the possibility of building a parallel biological system. He also talks about in-vivo experiments in biochemistry, gives advice to young researchers and how he benefitted from being an EMBO Young Investigator.” More…

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