Science news: Mar 2016

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Crick researcher awarded the Colworth Medal

Dr Markus Ralser has been awarded the Biochemical Society’s Colworth Medal for his work on the early evolution of cellular metabolism, and the dynamic nature of metabolism that allows living cells to adapt to stress situations.
30 March 2016

Early-stage embryos with abnormalities can still develop into healthy babies

Research shows that abnormal cells within embryos can be killed off by programmed cell death, and replaced by normal cells for healthy embryo development.
29 March 2016

TB research reveals new angle for drug research

Sodium chloride is a trigger for phenotypic – non-genetic – resistance to antibacterial drugs by the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).
28 March 2016

'Silencer molecules' switch off cancer's ability to spread around body

A key molecule in breast and lung cancer cells can help switch off the ability of the cancers to spread around the body.
21 March 2016

Scientists pinpoint molecular signal that drives and enables spinal cord repair

The discovery of a molecular signal that drives and enables the spinal cord’s natural capacity for repair after injury could one day lead to new treatments for spinal injury patients.
18 March 2016

New lupus study reveals why the body’s immune cells cause so much damage

Researchers have discovered why immune cells cause so much damage and can’t regulate themselves in people with lupus.
09 March 2016

Tumours contain the seeds of their own destruction

A scientist from the Francis Crick Institute has made a groundbreaking discovery in understanding how the genetic complexity of tumours can be recognised and exploited by the immune system, even when the disease is at its most advanced stages.
03 March 2016