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Future Alzheimer's treatments

The Livesey Lab have found a link between proteins which points to future treatments for Alzheimer's. Proteins that play a key role in the disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression. Drugs targeting this pathway may be a potential new way of treating the disease.

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Wellcome Trust Image Awards 2015

Nicola Lawrence, in collaboration with Niele Dieckmann at the CIMR, have produced this beautiful super resolution micrograph. The roundish cell in the right of this image is under attack by the pointier natural killer (NK) cell on the left. The NK cell will release toxic chemicals - shown in red - that will cause the second cell to self-destruct.

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Primordial germ cells created from human ES cells

Research in the Surani Lab, in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute, has led to the production of primordial germ cells (precursors to egg and sperm) derived from human embryonic stem cells. This work is funded by the Wellcome Trust and BIRAX (the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership).

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Opening of New Alzheimer's Research Centre

The new Alzheimer's Stem Cell Research Centre has opened at the Gurdon Institute, uniting stem cell researchers at the University of Cambridge, and University College London, with an aim of researching into the causes of Alzheimer's Disease, and to test new treatments.

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GSK Discovery Fast Track Challenge

Steve Jackson and Delphine Larrieu's work in the treatment of inherited laminopathies has been selected as one of the winners in GSK's 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge. The initiative has been designed to accelerate the translation of academic research into novel therapies. Delphine and Steve will now work with scientists in GSK's Molecular Discovery Research teams to test their hypotheses and to screen targets.

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Gurdon Institute Seminar Series


Tue 19 May: Didier Stainier (Max Planck Institute for Heart & Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany). "Imaging heart development and function in zebrafish".  

Unless otherwise described, all seminars will take place at 11.30am in the Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road, and all are welcome to attend. Please see the Institute Calendar for details of other seminars.

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