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

Mapping connections in the brain to understand visual processing

Researchers have made inroads into understanding cell connections in a part of the brain called the neocortex, shedding light on how visual processing occurs in the brain.
28 August 2014

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

Researchers have for the first time turned stem cells into the specialised cells that go on to form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue.
26 August 2014

For polio, two vaccines are better than one

Using both live and inactivated polio vaccines could help speed the global eradication of polio.
22 August 2014

New research shows seals and sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans

Tuberculosis is likely to have spread from humans in Africa to seals and sea lions that brought the disease to South America.
20 August 2014