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PDN research group featured on cover of RSTB

PDN research group featured on cover of RSTB

Guy Blanchard, Stephen Young & Richard Adams image featured on cover Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

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Fish electroreceptors development related to inner ear hair cells, study finds

Fish electroreceptors development related to inner ear hair cells, study finds

Clare Baker's group reveals how the electroreceptor cells in fish and the inner ear hair cells in other vertebrates are closely related in new paper published on eLife

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Nick Brown awarded HFSP research grant

Nick Brown awarded HFSP research grant

The 3-year program was jointly awarded for an international collaboration research project.

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The soft mechanical signature of glial scars in the central nervous system

The soft mechanical signature of glial scars in the central nervous system

New study by Franze lab on Nature Communications reveals possible reasons why neurons do not regenerate after injury in mammals

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Viagra protects the fetal heart

Viagra protects the fetal heart

Sildenafil may be a good candidate for human translational antioxidant therapy to protect fetal the developing cardiovascular system, reveals new study by Dino Giussani featured on the cover of the Journal of Physiology

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Detect. Lock on. Intercept. The remarkable hunting ability of the robber fly

A small fly posseses the remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, changing direction mid-flight if necessary before sweeping round for the kill, new research on Current Biology reveals

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Oxygen and placental development, parallels and differences with tumour biology

Oxygen and placental development, parallels and differences with tumour biology

Graham Burton and Andrew Murrey discuss the similarities between placental development and tumour biology in latest Placenta article

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New study identifies possible early warning signs of Huntington’s disease

New study identifies possible early warning signs of Huntington’s disease

Early warning signs of Huntington’s disease have been uncovered in a sheep carrying the human disease-causing genetic variant, providing new insights into this devastating illness, a new study in Scientific Reports has found.

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Low thyroid hormone before birth alters growth and development of fetal pancreas

Low thyroid hormone before birth alters growth and development of fetal pancreas

Levels of thyroid hormone in babies influence insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas, according to a new study published in The Journal of Physiology.

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Sildenafil therapy for fetal cardiovascular dysfunction during hypoxic development: studies in the chick embryo

Sildenafil therapy for fetal cardiovascular dysfunction during hypoxic development: studies in the chick embryo

The study published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that sildenafil is a good candidate for human therapy to protect the chronically hypoxic fetus in adverse pregnancy

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Ear structures of the naked mole-rat and its relatives

Ear structures of the naked mole-rat and its relatives

Computer analysis unveils new details about the auditory system of naked mole rats in a new study by Matt Mason, published in PLOS One

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Kristian Franze interviewed by The Node

Kristian Franze interviewed by The Node

Franze and lab members Joy Thompson and Sarah Foster talk about their recent Nature Neuroscience paper

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Celebrating 300 years of the teaching of anatomy in Cambridge

To mark the 300th anniversary of the opening of the first Anatomical School in Cambridge, PDN is proud to unveil new mural in the foyer of the Anatomy Building.

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Andrew Murray comments on the frozen girl case

Andrew Murray comments on the frozen girl case

Dr Andrew Murray was featured on the Telegraph regarding the High Court ruling about the teenager allowed to be frozen after death

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Pushing the limit: Magda Zernicka-Goetz featured on the latest edition of Science

Pushing the limit: Magda Zernicka-Goetz featured on the latest edition of Science

By culturing human embryos for longer than ever, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz is revealing their "powerful beauty" - and sparking debate

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Self-renewable killer cells could be key to making cancer immunotherapy work

Self-renewable killer cells could be key to making cancer immunotherapy work

New research from Randall Johnson's team, published on Nature, reveals how a small molecule turns short-lived ‘killer T-cells’ into long-lived, renewable cells that can last in the body for longer, and could help make cell-based immunotherapy a realistic prospect to treat cancer.

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Prof Dino Giussani awarded Fellowship by RCOG

Prof Dino Giussani awarded Fellowship by RCOG

The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has awarded the title to Prof Giussani for his major contributions to obstetrics, gynaecology and to the wellbeing of women

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Target detection in insects: optical, neural and behavioral optimizations

Target detection in insects: optical, neural and behavioral optimizations

New review from Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido and Samuel Fabian on Current Opinion in Neurobiology highlights how compound eyes in insects may be beneficial for visualizing small, fast targets

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Neurons feel the force – physical interactions control brain development

Neurons feel the force – physical interactions control brain development

Researchers have identified a new mechanism controlling brain development: that neurons not only ‘smell’ chemicals in their environment, but also ‘feel’ their way through the developing brain.

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Placenta plays pivotal “umpire” role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Placenta plays pivotal “umpire” role to influence pregnancy outcomes

New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother’s physical ability to provide.

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Placental origins of chronic diseases

Placental origins of chronic diseases

Graham Burton, Abigail Fowden and Kent Thornburg from PDN and CTR featured in an article on Physiological Reviews

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Christine Holt awarded €1 million prize for research on connection between eye and brain

Christine Holt awarded €1 million prize for research on connection between eye and brain

Prof Christine Holt from the PDN has received the 2016 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award, the largest in the world in the field of vision

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Andrea Brand awarded Royal Society Research Professorship

Andrea Brand awarded Royal Society Research Professorship

Professor Andrea Brand and Professor David Klenerman have been awarded Royal Society Research Professorships.

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