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RNA docking and local translation control axon remodelling in vivo

RNA docking and local translation control axon remodelling in vivo

New research by Christine Holt's lab published in Neuron shows that local mRNA translation is a key determinant in the branching of axons and thus important in building the complexity of the brain

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Exploring the evidence around embryo mortality: Gavin Jarvis on F1000Research

Exploring the evidence around embryo mortality: Gavin Jarvis on F1000Research

In this blog post Gavin Jarvis talks us through his work and inspiration behind looking into the evidence to answer the question, 'how do we know how many embryos die?'

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Joanna Rakoczy awarded international prize for best abstract

Joanna Rakoczy awarded international prize for best abstract

Dr Rakoczy, member of the CTR, has been chosen to receive a special International Award for Best Abstract by the Society for Study of Reproduction

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From conception to birth: celebrating a decade of the Centre for Trophoblast Research

From conception to birth: celebrating a decade of the Centre for Trophoblast Research

The Centre for Trophoblast Research, ten years old today, is helping transform our understanding of the earliest stages of our lives — and in particular, the role of the placenta and interactions between the mother and her unborn child.

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Breath of life: how your risk of heart disease may stem back to your time in the womb

Breath of life: how your risk of heart disease may stem back to your time in the womb

The environment in the womb as we first begin to grow may also determine our future: researchers from PDN, CTR and Barcroft center featured on the latest issue of Research Horizons.

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Studies begin on first Huntington’s disease sheep imported to UK

Studies begin on first Huntington’s disease sheep imported to UK

Cambridge researchers led by Jenny Morton will this week begin studying sheep that have been genetically modified to carry the mutation that causes Huntington’s disease. The sheep are believed to be the first Merinos to have been imported into the UK from Australia for about 50 years.

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Prof Bill Harris interviewed on Development

Prof Bill Harris interviewed on Development

The PDN Head of Department and recent Waddington Medallist talks science, art and ice hockey in the latest issue of Development

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10 years of CTR: top 10 achievements

10 years of CTR: top 10 achievements

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Centre for Trophoblast Research; here are some of its most important achievements.

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Prof Graham Burton interviewed on Cambridge Independent

Prof Graham Burton interviewed on Cambridge Independent

Graham Burton explains the importance of organoids in studying early pregnancy in an article published on Cambridge Independent

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New Academic promotions for PDN members

The General Board on Senior Academic Promotions has new established positions for three PDN members.

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Human reproduction likely to be more efficient than previously thought

Human reproduction likely to be more efficient than previously thought

How difficult is it to conceive? According to a widely-held view, fewer than one in three embryos make it to term, but a new study from Gavin Jarvis suggests that human embryos are not as susceptible to dying in the first weeks after fertilisation as often claimed.

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Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri awarded 2017 Andrée Gruslin Award

Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri awarded 2017 Andrée Gruslin Award

The award from the International Federation of Placenta Associations recognizes her work in the field of placental biology

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Whisker movements can be used to assess motor deficits in HD mice

Whisker movements can be used to assess motor deficits in HD mice

Jenny Morton's research team in collaboration with Manchester University has used whisker movement to characterize motor deficits in mouse with Huntington's Disease

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Mechanistic insights into the more potent effect of KP-54 compared to KP-10 in vivo

Mechanistic insights into the more potent effect of KP-54 compared to KP-10 in vivo

New research from Bill Colledge's team published on PLOS ONE compares the stimulation output of kisspeptins of different lenghts

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Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz awarded international IVI Foundation Award

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz awarded international IVI Foundation Award

Prof Zernicka-Goetz was awarded the IVI Foundation Award for Basic Research in Reproductive Medicine 2017.

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Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve diagnosis of rare diseases

Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve diagnosis of rare diseases

A faster and more accurate method of identifying which of an individual’s genes are associated with particular symptoms has been developed by a team of researchers from the UK and Saudi Arabia. This new approach could enable scientists to take advantage of recent developments in genome sequencing to improve diagnosis and potential treatment options.

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Womb lining grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy

Womb lining grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy

CTR was able to grow miniature functional models of the lining of the uterus, reports study published in Nature Cell Biology

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Geometry can provide long-range mechanical guidance for embryogenesis

Geometry can provide long-range mechanical guidance for embryogenesis

Paper from Guy Blanchard, Claire Lye, Benedicte Sanson & Jocelyn Etienne makes cover of Plos Computational Biology

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High fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy 'programs' for health complications in mother and child

High fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy 'programs' for health complications in mother and child

Eating a high fat and high sugar diet when pregnant leads to metabolic impairments in both the mother and her unborn child, which may 'program' them for potential health complications later in life, a study in mice has shown.

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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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