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Harder for T cells to fight cancer in absence of VEGF-A

Harder for T cells to fight cancer in absence of VEGF-A

New research by Randall Johnson about the role of VEGF-A in helping T-cells in low oxygen environments makes the cover of Cancer Cell

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Sheep are able to recognise human faces from photographs

Sheep are able to recognise human faces from photographs

Sheep can be trained to recognise human faces from photographic portraits – and can even identify the picture of their handler without prior training – according to new research from Jenny Morton's lab

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Cambridge Postgraduate Pioneers - Sarah Harrison

Cambridge Postgraduate Pioneers - Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison, a final year PhD student at PDN, is featured in the University's Postgraduate Pioneer article series.

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Skin found to play a role in controlling blood pressure

Skin found to play a role in controlling blood pressure

New study by Randall Johnson on eLife shows that skin reacts to the changes in oxygen in the air to regulate blood pressure and hearth rate

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Scientific Reports: tiny Brazilian frogs are deaf to their own calls

Scientific Reports: tiny Brazilian frogs are deaf to their own calls

New research by Matt Mason in collaboration with other scientists shows that two species of small forest frogs are unable to perceive the sound of their own voices

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Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development

Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development

CTR researchers have revealed the role of the OCT4 gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has been used to study gene function in human embryos.

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The Super Abilities of Insects

The Super Abilities of Insects

Roger Hardie and Paloma Gonzalez Bellido talk about the amazing abilities of flies on BBC World Service Radio

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PDN members awarded prizes at IFPA 2017

PDN members awarded prizes at IFPA 2017

Nadejda Capatina, Hannah Yong and Joanna Rakoczy received prizes at the International Federation of Placenta Associations meeting in Manchester

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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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