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Read more at: Research reveals new information about antibiotic resistance in bacteria
Research reveals new information about antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Research reveals new information about antibiotic resistance in bacteria

11 December 2013

18 May 2009 Scientists at the University of Cambridge have uncovered the final piece in the jigsaw revealing the structure of ‘efflux pumps’ which allow Salmonella and other disease-causing bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics and other drugs. The research, supported by the Wellcome Trust, allows greater...


Read more at: The devil within - more clues on how Salmonella infects our cells

The devil within - more clues on how Salmonella infects our cells

11 December 2013

7 April 2009 A team led by Professor Vassilis Koronakis in the Department has uncovered an unexpected pathway by which Salmonella manipulates the mamalian host cell to promote bacterial intracellular growth in membrane-bound Salmonella-containing vacuoles (SCVs). Their latest findings are published this week in Cell Host...


Read more at: Scientists find mutant protein blocks HIV infection and transmission
Scientists find mutant protein blocks HIV infection and transmission

Scientists find mutant protein blocks HIV infection and transmission

11 December 2013

A mutant of an immune cell protein called ADAP (adhesion and degranulation-promoting adaptor protein) is able to block infection by HIV-1, new University of Cambridge research reveals. The researchers, who were funded by the Wellcome Trust, believe that their discovery will lead to new ways of combating HIV. More -->


Read more at: Scientists discover a molecular ‘switch’ in cancers of the testis and ovary

Scientists discover a molecular ‘switch’ in cancers of the testis and ovary

11 December 2013

Professor Nick Coleman and Dr Matthew Murray have discovered an 'on/off' switch in a type of cancer which typically occurs in the testes and ovaries called 'malignant germ cell tumour'. The research was published on the 1 August in the journal Cancer Research. More -->


Read more at: Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease

Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease

22 August 2013

Dr Heike Laman and a team of research colleagues have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells. The research was published in Nature Neuroscience . More


Read more at: Cambridge scientists’ mission to destroy cancer ‘queen bees’
Cambridge scientists’ mission to destroy cancer ‘queen bees’

Cambridge scientists’ mission to destroy cancer ‘queen bees’

19 August 2013

A team of University of Cambridge scientists, led by Dr Suzanne Turner, has been granted £390,000 by the blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to develop ways of attacking types of cancer cells described as the ‘queen bees’ of childhood lymphoma. More -->


Read more at: Dr Stacey Efstathiou promoted to Professor
Dr Stacey Efstathiou promoted to Professor

Dr Stacey Efstathiou promoted to Professor

19 August 2013

Many congratulations to Dr Stacey Efstathiou who has been promoted to Professor from 1st October 2013 and has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Virology.