LMB In The News


A new synthetic molecule may solve a paradox about life’s origin

Scientists in Philipp Holliger’s group have created a new type of genetic replication system to demonstrate how the first life on Earth – in the form of RNA – could have replicated itself. More

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How to be better at networking at conferences

Claudia Bonfio, postdoc in the LMB’s PNAC Division, shares her top tips on how to enjoy and get the most out of networking at academic conferences. More

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Science Weekly podcast: Growing mini-brains in the lab

In this week’s science podcast from The Guardian, Madeline Lancaster is interviewed to find out about the mini human brains that she and her group are growing in the lab. More…

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‘Mini-brains’: understanding brain growth and disease

Philip Ball, science writer at The Guardian, has had a ‘mini-brain’ grown from a sample of skin from his arm. He talks to the LMB’s Madeline Lancaster, and others, to find out how scientists are using such organoids to understand brain growth and disease. More…

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How to find the right mentor for you

Claudia Bonfio, postdoc in the LMB’s PNAC Division, shares personal experiences of finding the right mentor to help her through the transition from PhD student to postdoc. More…

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Michel Goedert: on our best hope for tackling Alzheimer’s disease

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Michel Goedert, winner of Brain Prize 2018, believes our best hope of fighting Alzheimer’s disease lies in learning to predict who will get it and preventing it from developing in the first place. More…

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Computational biologist M. Madan Babu is named Life Sciences Laureate at the 2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

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In the first year that the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have been extended to the UK, M. Madan Babu is named Life Sciences Laureate for his work on the structure of proteins, including G-protein coupled receptors which are major drug targets, and disordered regions. More…

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John Sulston (1942-2018): looking back at the pioneering life and work of this Nobel Prize-winning scientist

Nature looks back at the life and work of John Sulston, from his time investigating cell fate, lineage and the genetics of C. elegans at the LMB, to his involvement with the Human Genome Project. More…

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Biomarker identified by David Komander’s group and collaborators offers new hope for foot-and-mouth detector

A new discovery by David Komander’s group and collaborators could allow scientists to detect animals infected with the foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) and distinguish them from those that have been vaccinated. More…

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Regulation of DNA replication during early embryogenesis

Julian Sale from the LMB’s PNAC Division and collaborators from the Francis Crick Institute and the Department of Zoology have discovered and characterised a new macromolecular protein complex that is essential for rapid DNA replication and cleavage cycles in very early embryos. More

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