The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are seeing faces, driverless lorries, and the life of the dodo.
By Fuad Mosis.
Day-to-day, my PhD research involves investigating the molecular basis of inherited heart muscle disorders or scientifically – cardiomyopathies. Continue reading “CRISPR Gene editing – a way to “fix” the genome?”
On Sunday the 9th July X-ray crystallographers from the Asthma and Allergy group in the Randall department gathered alongside artist Dr Shelley James to present an exciting exhibition at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. This family-friendly event introduced children and adults alike to the fundamentals of symmetry and ‘forbidden symmetry’. Symmetry operators form the basis of crystallography and were explained using colourful tiles which members of the public arranged in patterns as seen below.
Nadia Elkhatib and colleagues have provided evidence to explain why cells in 3D show fewer integrin rich focal adhesions compared to cells on flat surfaces.
Alexander Dunn and his colleagues look at how fibroblasts – cells that make up ‘connective tissue’ – generate force to deform their surrounding (3D) environment.