Could the food we eat affect our genes? Study in yeast suggests this may be the case

11 Feb 2016

Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, according to new research published in the journal Nature Microbiology. The study, carried out in yeast – which can be used to model some of the body’s fundamental processes – shows that while the activity of our genes influences our metabolism, the opposite is also true and the nutrients available to cells influence our genes.

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Moonlighting molecules: finding new uses for old enzymes

26 Nov 2015

A collaboration between the University of Cambridge and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, has led researchers to identify a potentially significant new application for a well-known human enzyme, which may have implications for treating respiratory diseases such as asthma.

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Gagna A. & Ch. Van Heck Prize awarded to Professor Steve Jackson

Professor Steve Jackson, Head of Cancer Research UK Labs and Senior Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, has been awarded the Gagna A. & Ch. Van Heck Prize 2015 in Belgium, "for his cardinal contributions related to cellular events that detect, signal the presence of and repair DNA damages".

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A whole host of options

09 Oct 2015

Almost one in four of the world’s cases of tuberculosis (TB) are in India and the disease is constantly adapting itself to outwit our medicines. Could the answer lie in targeting not the bacteria but its host, the patient?

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Astrazeneca and Cambridge announce new joint PhD and clinical research scholarships

30 Jun 2015

AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge today announced three new joint schemes to support more than 80 PhD scholarships and eight clinical lectureships over the next five years spanning translational science, basic and clinical research. Two of the schemes are co-funded by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals and University of Cambridge.

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