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In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – Protein crystallography shows how bacterial toxins are activated

Drs Nick Greene and Allister Crow publish new research, led by Professors Vassilis Koronakis and Colin Hughes in the Department’s Microbiology Unit, which advances understanding of a seemingly unique biochemical mechanism by which potent bacterial pore-forming toxins are activated.

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Structural analysis of herpes simplex virus by optical super-resolution imaging

Research led by Dr Crump in the Department of Pathology and Prof Kaminski in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology has utilised cutting edge super-resolution microscopy techniques to investigate the internal structure of herpes simplex virus particles with nanometre precision

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Cancer cell fingerprints in the blood may speed up childhood cancer diagnosis

Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children's cancers faster and more accurately, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference.

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New postdoctoral funding opportunity

The Ita Askonas Bursaries are intended to allow postdoctoral researchers in the fields of infection and immunology to pursue specific research projects or networking opportunities at another institution, either to further their current research project, or to generate new areas of research. Next application deadline: 9 November 2015.

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Details about the Human Tissue Act

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