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LMB raises over £1200 for the Papworth Hospital Charity

Over £1200 has been raised by LMB staff for the Papworth Hospital Charity at the annual charity Christmas raffle. The Papworth Hospital Charity was chosen due to the excellent healthcare that Papworth and its staff have provided to many members of the LMB. In addition, Papworth Hospital will be relocating to a brand new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in the coming year and will become neighbours of the LMB.

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LMB bake sale raises funds for ACT Breast Cancer Appeal

ACT cake sale

A team of 14 LMB volunteers have raised over £350 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) Breast Cancer Appeal. The team baked a delicious and tempting variety of cakes and cookies, which were sold to LMB staff and students on their way to the LMB restaurant for their morning break.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK: one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes.

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New body clock display at the Science Museum

Circadian rhythms display in the Science Museum’s Who Am I? exhibition

John O’Neill, group leader in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, has helped develop a new display about body clocks for the London Science Museum’s Who Am I? exhibition.
Launched on the 10th October 2017, and featuring until Spring 2018, the body clock display is the latest component of the Who Am I? exhibition. The display explores how light is crucial to regulating our body clocks (also known as our circadian rhythm) and what happens when this signal is disrupted.

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LMB raises over £1500 for The Movember Foundation

LMB Moustache Team organisers

During the month of November, a team of twelve scientists and staff at the LMB came together to raise awareness and money for the men’s health charity, The Movember Foundation. The team grew moustaches, held a prize draw for a giant moustache cake and sold stick-on moustaches which were donned by LMB staff in a finale event on Thursday 30th November.
The team exceeded their £1000 target, and have raised over £1500.

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John Finch (1930 – 2017)

John retired from research in 1995, but stayed on at the LMB as a ‘retired worker’.  In 1997, at the request of Richard Henderson, who had recently taken on the role of LMB Director, John began work on writing a book about the history of the LMB.  Richard’s initial idea was for the book to follow what happened to the people and groups who made up the intake into the LMB when it was opened in 1962: a ‘family history’ of the laboratory.

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LMB Soirée showcases musical talents

The musical talents of LMB staff and students were on show during the first LMB Musical Soirée, a fun and informal cabaret-style evening of musical entertainment held in the LMB’s atrium. The event was a great success, with around 100 attendees and a variety of inspiring performances full of heartfelt melodic lines and brilliant instrumental textures.
It is no secret that there are many artistic people working in the LMB.

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LMB cycles to first place in September Challenge

LMB cyclists have ridden to the top of the leader board in this year’s Cycle September Challenge, a fun, free National competition, organised by Love to Ride, to see which workplaces can get the most people riding.
During the month-long challenge, 179 members of the LMB collectively cycled on 3,677 occasions covering a distance of 19,643 miles.

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Macmillan coffee morning at LMB raises £375

Assorted cakes

The LMB’s HR team, supported by colleagues at the LMB, once again took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. For the third year in a row, the LMB showcased their baking skills and donated a generous amount of sweet and savoury snacks for everyone to enjoy. This year there was a wide range of treats available, from stollen to orange and poppy seed cake, both of which sold out very quickly.

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Richard Henderson wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Richard shares the honour jointly with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”.

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The UK’s dementia research landscape: LMB is a piece of the jigsaw

Dementia Research in the UK: LMB’s place in the funding landscape

A collaborative, multidisciplinary approach is also highly important within the LMB. Recently Michel Goedert worked with Sjors Scheres, from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, to determine the atomic structures of Tau filaments. The scientists extracted the filaments from the brain of a patient who had died with Alzheimer’s disease. Using a technique called cryo-electron microscopy the scientists imaged the filaments.

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