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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 are seeing facesdriverless lorries, and the life of the dodo.

By Fuad Mosis.

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CRISPR Gene editing – a way to “fix” the genome?

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?”

Top Three of the Week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are drunk fish, fake climate news and bat lighting.

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 are slug glue, living longer and reducing fossil fuels.

By Lindsay McGregor.

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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 are the origin of life, T-Rex’s walk and space plants.

Article written by Grace Chan.

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Forbidden Symmetry at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition

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.

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In a pinch – cells use clathrin-coated lattice tubes to anchor themselves to the ECM during cell migration

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.

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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 are coffee is good for you, a giant iceberg set adrift from Antarctica and Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.

Article written by Will Hawkes

 

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Squeezing and squashing – cells use a molecular clutch to move in 3D environments

Alexander Dunn and his colleagues look at how fibroblasts – cells that make up ‘connective tissue’ –  generate force to deform their surrounding (3D) environment.

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