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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include panda communication, a new potential treatment for dementia and treating drug addiction with gene therapy.

By Lindsay McGregor

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A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hey guys, I’m Yonis and I’m a second/third year PhD student in Maddy Parsons’ group. Our group looks at cell adhesion, migration and cytoskeletal dynamics in epithelial tissues and cancerous cells. My project is about investigating a role of a new gene in inherited skin blistering. This is what my usual Friday looks like!

By Yonis Bare

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include a molecule with anti-ageing effects, a possible new HIV vaccine and how body odour is linked to attractiveness.

By Yonis Bare

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include a new treatment for nerve pain, the effect of starvation on sexual development and how video games can help tackle climate change.

By Will Hawkes

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A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hi! My name is Willow and I am a second year PhD student in Maddy Parsons’ group. Our group investigates cell migration in adherent cells. Cells migrate in loads of different processes like wound healing, cancer metastasis and inflammatory responses and we want to understand the molecular mechanisms that make this happen. This was my Wednesday —

By Willow Hight-Warburton 

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include inherited lifespans, the nerves responsible for holding in the urge to pee and a new type of CRISPR.

By Willow Hight-Warburton

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A day in the life (1st year PhD student)

Hi, I’m Johanna, I’m a first year PhD Student in Peter Zammit’s Group. I work on a suicide gene therapy for a rare muscle cancer, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

By Johanna Prueller 

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include the discovery of a new exoplanet, rats overcoming their fear response and a successful transplant of lab-grown lungs.

By Gintare Bucaite

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include pyramids scattering electromagnetic waves, subway surfing bacteria and the effect of cat poo on human behaviour.

By Fuad Mosis

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