LMB In The News


‘Mini-brains on the move’ that can contract muscle

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Researchers in Madeline Lancaster’s group have developed a method of growing cerebral organoids, or mini-brains, that allows longer-term development and showed that these mini-brains can stimulate muscle contraction. More…

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Greg Winter is the guest on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Life Scientific’

Greg Winter tells Jim Al-Khalili how an injury from a road rage incident led to a change in the direction of his research and the start of his work on antibodies, ultimately leading to the Nobel Prize last year, as well as the importance of good mentors in the LMB’s success. More…

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Tips for overcoming research challenges – Ana Casañal

RNA Society member spotlight on Ana Casañal, postdoc in Lori Passmore’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, including Ana’s tips on overcoming research challenges and advice for junior researchers. More…

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Rob Kay and Peggy Paschke have a new video on JoVE that presents their methods for transfection of Dictyostelium cells

Rob Kay and Peggy Paschke from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division have produced a video for JoVE that presents their methods for transfection of Dictyostelium discoideum. More…

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Brilliance in the genes: inside Britain’s ‘Nobel Prize factory’

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A new film from the Financial Times featuring interviews with Jan Löwe, Madeline Lancaster, Richard Henderson, and Greg Jefferis, describing the importance of long-term thinking and collaboration in continued success. More…

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Multiple LMB scientists and alumni feature in a list of the top ten neuroscience breakthroughs of 2018

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A list of the top ten neuroscience breakthroughs of 2018 includes work by the LMB’s Sjors Scheres and Michel Goedert on tau protein folds and by Greg Jefferis on imaging the fly brain, as well as alumnus Jonny Kohl for his work mapping neural circuitry associated with parenting. More…

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Jan Löwe talks with the Cambridge Independent about his group’s research and development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

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Jan Löwe describes his group’s research on the bacterial cytoskeleton and its importance in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. More…

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Jan Löwe talks with the Cambridge Independent about leading the LMB and the next frontier for the laboratory

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Jan Löwe describes how a long-term vision has had such success for the LMB and how such an approach could be used by LMB scientists to map the brain. More…

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Stable research funding drives Britain’s ‘Nobel factory’ – The Financial Times looks into the LMB’s formula for scientific success

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Jan Löwe, Director of the LMB, LMB Nobel laureates Richard Henderson and Greg Winter, and other LMB scientists, tell the Financial Times the secrets behind the LMB’s repeated and ongoing success in winning Nobel Prizes. More…

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For difficult-to-model brain diseases, brain organoids come to the rescue

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The LMB’s Madeline Lancaster spoke to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about her work on brain organoids and their potential future uses. More…

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