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Supporting actors take lead role as our brains age

Brain cells that support neurons change most as we get older, suggesting a new focus for dementia research
10 January 2017

Researchers reveal how cancer cells cope with genetic chaos

Scientists have uncovered how tumours are able to grow despite significant damage to the structure and number of their chromosomes, according to two new studies.
09 January 2017

Discovery of gene effects on brain brings scientists closer to understanding rare developmental disorder

Researchers have revealed the effects on the developing brain of a gene that causes Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and have identified two possible candidates for screening for genetic mutations.
29 December 2016

Scientists uncover the structure of a protein complex linked with breast and ovarian cancer risk

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have described the molecular structure of a key tumour suppressor protein and provided insights into its role in cells.
20 December 2016

New insights into ‘master regulator’ of cell division overturn textbook explanation

Key evidence for how CDK, the ‘master regulator’ of cell division, switches on different proteins at different stages in the process.
15 December 2016