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Long-standing question about embryo development answered

Scientists have discovered how the production of different types of nerve cell and the growth of the spinal cord are coordinated during the development of embryos.
26 September 2014

Size matters: immune cells mount different defences against pathogens based on size

Immune cells called neutrophils use large web-like structures to trap and kill large pathogens, while small pathogens are engulfed and killed using a process called phagocytosis.
14 September 2014

Sharing research data

The Crick is proud to have played a leading role in creating the framework for a new shared data centre. In line with the institute's collaborative ethos, this facility will allow researchers from participating organisations to access each other’s research data.
10 September 2014

Study sheds light on brain cells important for memory formation

A protein crucial for stem cells to form new nerve cells in a part of the brain that produces memories may help lead to ways to stop ageing-related memory deterioration.
03 September 2014

David Roblin joins the Crick as COO and Director of Scientific Translation

Dr David Roblin, the former Site Head and Head of Research for Pfizer's European Research & Development HQ, has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer and Director of Scientific Translation of the Francis Crick Institute.
01 September 2014