Science news: Nov 2015

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Cholesterol-lowering statins could help tackle breast cancer

Statins could help fight hard-to-treat cancers, according to a that found that tumours rely heavily on cholesterol for growth.
27 November 2015

Crick researcher in top 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2015

A new report by BioBeat identifies Kate Bishop, a Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute, as a rising star in UK bioscience.
20 November 2015

Stored fat fights against the body’s attempts to lose weight

The fatter we are, the more our body appears to produce a protein that inhibits our ability to burn fat, suggests new research.
20 November 2015

Uneven growth of twins may begin shortly after conception

Unequal growth between genetically identical monozygotic (MZ) twins in the womb may be triggered in the earliest stages of human embryo development
12 November 2015

Nature comment piece on CRISPR

The Crick’s Robin Lovell-Badge, Debra J. H. Mathews from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and others, have written a comment piece for Nature on the topic of CRISPR.
11 November 2015

Crick scientist wins award for contribution to cell biology

Congratulations to Thomas Surrey, a group leader at the Crick, who has been awarded the Hooke Medal by the British Society for Cell Biology (BSCB).
10 November 2015

Crick researcher wins Future Leader Award

Congratulations to Crick researcher Dr Peter Van Loo who was awarded a Future Leader Award at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool yesterday.
03 November 2015