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

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