LMB In The News


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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Decades of discovery set to revolutionise healthcare

A summary of key milestones that show how discovery science has been translated into a novel technology set to revolutionise healthcare. The milestones include work at the LMB on the structure of DNA and development of DNA sequencing. More…

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The Resolution Revolutionary – Richard Henderson

How an Interest in an obscure branch of physics and faith in electron microscopy led to Richard Henderson winning his Nobel Prize. More…

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New Sosei Heptares R&D facility officially opens at Granta Park

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Chris Tate described working with Richard Henderson in founding Heptares as “a wonderful partnership which has carried on improving the science”, after the official opening of the Sosei Heptares Steinmetz Building at Granta Park. More…

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Venki Ramakrishnan talks about the impact of Greg Winter’s Nobel Prize-winning research on BBC World Service

In a segment about this year’s Chemistry Nobel Prize, Venki Ramakrishnan talks to Roland Pease on BBC World Service’s Science in Action about the impact of the Nobel Prize-winning research that Greg Winter carried out at the LMB. Listen to Venki from 19:43

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Silent tuberculosis is less common than had been widely thought

A study by Lalita Ramakrishnan, from the University of Cambridge Molecular Immunity Unit based in the LMB, has found that most people who fall seriously ill with tuberculosis do so within 2 years of getting infected, which has implications for public health strategy. More…

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