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Read more at: Researcher Spotlight: Nerea Irigoyen

Researcher Spotlight: Nerea Irigoyen

15 March 2022

Pathology researcher, Nerea Irigoyen, shares her experience contributing to the global pandemic research effort. In March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, Nerea had to postpone all her Zika research work. She took this opportunity to apply her work in reversing cell stress response to reduce virus replication to SARS-...


Read more at: How vaccinia virus tricks the immune system to escape antiviral defences

How vaccinia virus tricks the immune system to escape antiviral defences

7 January 2022

Jonas Dutra Albarnaz and Geoffrey L Smith Researchers from the Department of Pathology and the Gurdon Institute have uncovered a new mechanism by which pathogenic viruses antagonise our immune defences. Using molecular mimicry, the protein F14 from vaccinia virus (VACV) disables the immune response to inflammatory signals...


Read more at: Mayonnaise Miracle Babies

Mayonnaise Miracle Babies

25 November 2021

Ashley Moffett , Professor of Reproductive Immunology, has written a short-cut article in the London Review of Books on Mayonnaise Miracle Babies . In the article she writes about the development of immunosupressants and the problems of their use in women's reproductive health.


Read more at: What do parasites and plants have in common?

What do parasites and plants have in common?

28 October 2021

First front cover Catherine Merrick, Associate Professor in Parasitology, recently designed and published her first front cover for Trends in Parasitology ( April 2021 issue ). It accompanies the article 'Hypnozoites in Plasmodium : do parasites parallel plants?’ . This article also appeared in a Trends special collection...


Read more at: How herpes seizes proteins’ means of production
Many viruses use dedicated viral proteins that hijack host proteins, to reprogram a cell’s metabolism & produce copies of the virus. One such hijacker used by herpes simplex virus 1 can control not one, but many host’s proteins thanks to its flexibility

How herpes seizes proteins’ means of production

12 October 2021

Scientists at Cambridge and EMBL Hamburg have helped to reveal how the herpes simplex virus hijacks human proteins The Graham and Crump group s at the University of Cambridge and the Svergun Group at EMBL Hamburg have discovered a mechanism by which the herpes simplex virus takes control of the molecular machinery of human...


Read more at: The Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition

The Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition

26 March 2021

Do you have an idea worth a £20k investment? Our Postdoc Business Plan Competition has become a key annual event in the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and has spawned a number of successful spin-out companies. In 2020 the competition was renamed to honour the life and career of the late Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-...


Read more at: Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ian Goodfellow

Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ian Goodfellow

4 May 2020

Ian Goodfellow is no stranger to infectious disease outbreaks. In 2014 he left behind the safety of his Cambridge lab to join a taskforce fighting the hazardous Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. With COVID-19 now sweeping the globe, Goodfellow is once again applying his scientific expertise to finding solutions in real time...


Read more at: Dr Ian Brierley comments on measures to needed for when Football resumes

Dr Ian Brierley comments on measures to needed for when Football resumes

4 May 2020

Dr Ian Brierley, explained exactly why spitting and other practices were dangerous, adding, "If the person is infected but asymptomatic, or infected and symptomatic, the virus is present in the throat, and can be ejected into the environment by spitting. "Players may have to develop new celebrations so that they are not in...


Read more at: Prof Ming Du one of a group of scientists to lead a new study to identify people with the most aggressive types of lymphoma who are less likely to respond to standard drugs.

Prof Ming Du one of a group of scientists to lead a new study to identify people with the most aggressive types of lymphoma who are less likely to respond to standard drugs.

4 December 2018

Molecular High-Grade B-Cell Lymphoma: Defining a Poor-Risk Group That Requires Different Approaches to Therapy Bloodwise: New tool to find and fight most dangerous types of lymphoma


Read more at: Suzanne Turner discusses breast-implant-associated blood cancers in the Daily Mail

Suzanne Turner discusses breast-implant-associated blood cancers in the Daily Mail

23 January 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5300269/Mothers-breast-implants-triggered-rare-blood-cancer.html