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Alzheimer’s disease will become manageable like HIV, says Michel Goedert and fellow Brain Prize 2018 winners

2018 Brain Prize winner Michel Goedert, group leader in the LMB Neurobiology Division, who discovered the importance of tau protein in Alzheimer’s said he could see a time when dementia became a chronic illness like HIV. More

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Rebecca Taylor discusses aging on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

As part of a programme about aging, Rebecca Taylor from the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, talks to presenter Chris Mann about the science behind why we age. Catch her talking from 01:19:50 – 01:24:56. More…

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Jan Löwe announced as the new LMB Director

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Deputy Director, Jan Löwe, will be taking over from Hugh Pelham as Director of the LMB this spring. Jan said that he is ‘excited and humbled’ to be appointed to the role. More…

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M. Madan Babu winner of the 2018 ISCB Innovator Award

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M. Madan Babu is the 2018 winner of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Innovator Award.  The Award is given to a leading scientist who is within a decade and half of receiving their PhD degree, and has consistently made outstanding contributions to the field and continues to forge new directions. More…

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Richard Henderson is guest on BBC Radio 4, ‘The Life Scientific’

Richard Henderson talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his childhood, studies and career, specifically his journey working on the development of cryo-electron microscopy for which he was ultimately awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, together with Joachim Frank and Jacques Dubochet. More…

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BBC Documentary: Inside My Brain

Charlotte Church is on a scientific journey to explore the cutting edge of mental health research. As part of this, she meets Madeline Lancaster, from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, to learn about how the lab grows ‘mini brains’ and uses them to study brain development and disease. More…

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The Science Show – interview with Lori Passmore

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Lori Passmore, from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, is interviewed for The Science Show on Cambridge 105 Radio. This monthly programme showcases leading scientific figures from Cambridge, exploring how they got into a life dedicated to discovery and understanding. More

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What are mini brains?

Shielded by our thick skulls and swaddled in layers of protective tissue, the human brain is extremely difficult to observe in action. Luckily, scientists can use brain organoids – pencil-eraser-sized masses of cells that function like human brains but aren’t part of an organism – to look closer. Madeline Lancaster, from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, discusses how this is done and whether it is ethical through a video created by TED-Ed. More…

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Unlocking the secrets of the brain

Madeline Lancaster, from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, discusses how lab-grown ‘mini-brains’ could be the key to solving the biggest mysteries about human brain development and disease. More…

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The circadian rhythm of life

John O’Neill, from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, discusses how unravelling the complex mechanisms of the body clock has led to some fascinating discoveries worthy of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. More

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