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Leukaemia cell movement gives clues to tackling treatment-resistant disease

New research is shedding light on how leukaemia cells can survive cancer treatment, suggesting new possibilities for stopping them in their tracks.
17 October 2016

Cell signalling and protein phosphorylation: a new type of ‘switch’

New research has turned the field of protein phosphorylation on its head.
14 October 2016

Yeast study suggests a third of all genes are involved in metabolism

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and the University of Cambridge have grown around 5,000 strains of yeast, each missing a different gene, to find out what role each gene plays. This staggering piece of work led to the discovery that a huge proportion – a third – of the genes are involved in metabolism.
29 September 2016

Genetic switch for cancer cell immortality revealed

A genetic switch involved in the packaging of DNA may be key to a cancer cell’s ability to keep growing, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found.
29 September 2016

Pioneering research points to a new class of targets for cancer and immune diseases

Scientists have identified molecules that orchestrate localised immune responses in our body tissues and may point to new treatments for cancer and inflammatory diseases.
15 September 2016