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Structure of genetic messenger molecules reveals key role in diseases

The three-dimensional structures of mRNAs determine their stability and efficiency inside cells, shedding light on how seemingly minor mutations can lead to disease.
18 March 2015

Research honour for Robert Wilkinson

Robert Wilkinson has been awarded the South African National Research Foundation's highest rating.
13 March 2015

Three new European Research Council awards

Three NIMR programme leaders have been awarded prestigious ERC consolidator grants.
12 March 2015

Leukaemia-associated mutations almost inevitable as we age

It is almost inevitable that we will develop genetic mutations associated with leukaemia as we age, according to new research.
26 February 2015

Wide implications from discovery of enzyme that dampens an important class of signalling proteins

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that dampens the activity of Wnt proteins, a class of signalling proteins with functions in embryonic development, cell regeneration and stem cell maintenance.
25 February 2015