LMB In The News


In the beginning was the U1A protein: a personal reflection

LMB’s Kiyoshi Nagai looks back on his research on the spliceosome, RNA-protein interactions and the RNA recognition motif, U1A protein, for RNA journal. More…

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British biotech Heptares snapped up by Japan’s Sosei in $400m deal

The Telegraph reports that the LMB spin-out company Heptares has been acquired by Japanese pharmaceutical company Soseito. The group’s research and development activities and 72 employees will remain in Hertfordshire, and Heptares will operate as an autonomous subsidiary to Sosei. Heptares is developing a string of drugs using a technology which can determine the precise shape of the target molecule, originally developed in the LMB. Its most advanced drug, which aims to treat Alzheimer’s, recently entered human trials. More…

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Lab land: architectural portrait of LMB

Architectural photographer, David Porter, explores LMB for Cambridge Business magazine, pages 65-69. More…

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DNA Sequencing technique featured on Royal Mail stamp

The DNA Sequencing technique, developed by Fred Sanger at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, is highlighted as one of eight key inventions of the past century, on a new set of stamps, ‘Inventive Britain’ from the Royal Mail. More…

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Basic research could lead to fertility improvements, says LMB’s Melina Schuh

The Cambridge News highlights Melina Schuh’s work on the development of mammalian oocytes into fertilisable eggs. Errors during this process are common causes of miscarriages and genetic defects such as Down’s syndrome. More…

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Venki Ramakrishnan at World Economic Forum in Davos

The end of the antibiotic age? The LMB’s Venki Ramakrishnan took part in a panel discussion on the problem of antibiotic resistance at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In an interview with Katia Moskvitch, he tells us about the importance of gaining a better understanding of the use and misuse of these drugs. More…

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Who made these covers and what are they doing here?

A cover image designed by Stephen Wallace from Jason Chin’s group at the LMB and Paul Margiotta from the LMB’s visual aids department is included in the Royal Society of Chemistry blog on cover art and the people who make it. More…

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