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White paper on guidelines on stem cell therapy for gut disorders

Could stem cells repair or replace the damaged or missing neurons? Over the last two decades, numerous international groups have been involved in studies to find out if it could be possible to develop stem cell therapy.
20 May 2016

Specialised properties of ‘germinal centre B cells’help production of antibodies

The discovery of specialised mechanical and signalling properties of a certain type of B cells helps them to produce highly potent antibodies during immune responses.
16 May 2016

The secret double life of MSL

In collaboration with scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, the Crick’s Nicholas Luscombe was part of a team that revealed how MSL1, a central component of dosage compensation in flies, interacts with the enzyme CDK7 broader role in the chromosome-wide gene regulation.
16 May 2016

Brain can compensate for reduced olfactory input

The brain can compensate for reduced olfactory input and still obtain useful information, according to new research in mice.
13 May 2016

Multi-faceted approach to screening genes and proteins improves accuracy

By combining multiple methods for screening genes and proteins, scientists have cut down on false positives and negatives.
12 May 2016