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04.04.16 Rawlins lab identify an active signalling mechanism that maintains quiescence in the airway epithelium

04.04.16 Rawlins lab identify an active signalling mechanism that maintains quiescence in the airway epithelium

New paper in Developmental Cell from the Rawlins lab shows that active signalling via FGFR1 is required to maintain steady-state cell turnover in airway epithelium

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31.03.16 Sperm is epigenetically programmed to regulate embryonic genes

31.03.16 Sperm is epigenetically programmed to regulate embryonic genes

A new paper from the Gurdon lab published in Genome Research shows that sperm DNA carries epigenetic marks that influence gene transcription in the embryo

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31.03.16 Evolutionary progression in development of cortex modelled in vitro

31.03.16 Evolutionary progression in development of cortex modelled in vitro

The Livesey lab publish new results on modelling cortical development in vitro in 2D and 3D to explore mechanisms that control final size of the cortex in primates

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14.03.16 Launch event for the Milner Therapeutics Institute and Consortium

14.03.16 Launch event for the Milner Therapeutics Institute and Consortium

Pharmaceutical companies and academics gathered over dinner at Jesus College to launch the Milner Therapeutics Institute and Consortium

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23.02.16 Can organs have a sexual identity?

23.02.16 Can organs have a sexual identity?

Golnar Kolahgar from the Piddini lab comments in The Conversation on recent research suggesting that stem cells 'know' their sexual identity

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04.02.16 Piddini lab find that stopping tumour cells from killing host tissues could offer new therapeutic approach

04.02.16 Piddini lab find that stopping tumour cells from killing host tissues could offer new therapeutic approach

A new paper from the Gurdon Institute's Piddini lab suggests that tumours can be prevented from growing if surrounding cells are protected from dying. This offers a potential new focus for fighting cancer by keeping host cells healthy as opposed to targeting the cancer cells to die.

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28.01.16 Epigenetic switch discovered in obesity

28.01.16 Epigenetic switch discovered in obesity

Research by a worldwide team of scientists (including the Gurdon Institute's Azim Surani) has uncovered a regulatory, epigenetic switch that causes individuals with identical genetics to be either lean or obese.

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21.01.16 Surani group discover role for NANOG alone in germ cell induction

21.01.16 Surani group discover role for NANOG alone in germ cell induction

In a Letter to Nature, the Surani lab show that the transcription factor NANOG can act alone to induce primordial germ cells from mouse epiblast-like cells in culture

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20.01.16 Steve Jackson wins 2016 King Faisal International Prize

20.01.16 Steve Jackson wins 2016 King Faisal International Prize

The prestigious King Faisal International Prize for Science has been won jointly by the Gurdon Institute's Steve Jackson and Harvard Medical School's Vamsi Krishna Mootha

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21.12.15 Discovery of new DNA modification by Magda Koziol in the Gurdon lab

21.12.15 Discovery of new DNA modification by Magda Koziol in the Gurdon lab

A paper authored by the Gurdon lab's Magda Koziol in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology suggests that DNA modifications are more diverse than previously thought.

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17.12.15 Miska lab in research team finding evidence for sympatric speciation in fish

17.12.15 Miska lab in research team finding evidence for sympatric speciation in fish

Milan Malinsky from the Miska lab is part of research team finding evidence for sympatric speciation in cichlid fish in Africa's Lake Massoko; published in Science, 18 December 2015 issue.

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16.12.15 How close are we to successfully editing genes in human embryos?

16.12.15 How close are we to successfully editing genes in human embryos?

Azim Surani writes for The Conversation on whether germline research is sufficiently advanced to be combined with new gene editing technology

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11.12.15 NICE approves olaparib (Lynparza) for use by the NHS

11.12.15 NICE approves olaparib (Lynparza) for use by the NHS

NICE has approved olaparib for use by the NHS for certain ovarian cancer patients, bringing the drug to around 400 women per year in England and Wales

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17.10.15 Seeing Closer event at London's Royal Society finds Gurdon Institute microscopes in high demand

17.10.15 Seeing Closer event at London's Royal Society finds Gurdon Institute microscopes in high demand

Gurdon Institute microscopes and staff provided a major feature of the Royal Society's 'Seeing Closer' event as part of the national celebration of drawing

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16.10.15 Daniel Zeichner MP visits Gurdon Institute's Stem Cell Research Centre

16.10.15 Daniel Zeichner MP visits Gurdon Institute's Stem Cell Research Centre

The Gurdon Institute's Rick Livesey hosts a visit by Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner to showcase the ARUK Stem Cell Research Centre.

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07.10.15 Nobel Prize for Chemistry recognises discovery of DNA repair mechanisms

07.10.15 Nobel Prize for Chemistry recognises discovery of DNA repair mechanisms

Chemistry Nobel Prize for groundbreaking research in field of DNA repair is basis for Gurdon Institute therapeutic success

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11.09.15 Jonathon Pines to head up Division of Cancer Biology at ICR

11.09.15 Jonathon Pines to head up Division of Cancer Biology at ICR

Jonathon Pines moves to new role as Head of Division of Cancer Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, on 1st October 2015.

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20.07.15 Ben Simons awarded Royal Society’s Gabor Medal 2015

20.07.15 Ben Simons awarded Royal Society’s Gabor Medal 2015

Interdisciplinary research by Professor Ben Simons of the Gurdon Institute and the Cavendish Laboratory is recognised by award of Gabor Medal from Royal Society

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04.06.15 New publication from Azim Surani’s lab at the Gurdon Institute

04.06.15 New publication from Azim Surani’s lab at the Gurdon Institute

A paper from Azim Surani's group, in the June 2015 issue of Cell, is the first to describe epigenetic reprogramming in the early human germline.

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