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Read more at: Ventromedial prefrontal area 14 provides opposing regulation of threat and reward-elicited responses in the common marmoset
Ventromedial prefrontal area 14 provides opposing regulation of threat and reward-elicited responses in the common marmoset

Ventromedial prefrontal area 14 provides opposing regulation of threat and reward-elicited responses in the common marmoset

22 September 2020

New study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week shows how overactivity of an area in the frontal lobes, called area 14, that shows altered activity in depression, can flatten anticipatory excitement in marmoset monkeys and cause an acute state of anxiety-like behaviour.


Read more at: Insight into development of cells in the nose that can promote nerve repair
Insight into development of cells in the nose that can promote nerve repair

Insight into development of cells in the nose that can promote nerve repair

9 September 2020

Study by the Baker lab identifies novel markers for developing olfactory ensheathing cells and unexpected parallels with oligodendrocytes


Read more at: Prevention of heart disease can start before birth
Prevention of heart disease can start before birth

Prevention of heart disease can start before birth

11 August 2020

Mitochondrial therapy in complicated pregnancies lowers the chance of cardiovascular problems in the offspring


Read more at: Developmental potential of aneuploid human embryos cultured beyond implantation
Developmental potential of aneuploid human embryos cultured beyond implantation

Developmental potential of aneuploid human embryos cultured beyond implantation

11 August 2020

The first detailed analysis of post-implantation development of aneuploid human embryos have been published in Nature Communications by the Zernicka-Goetz lab


Read more at: Origin and function of the yolk sac in primate embryogenesis
Origin and function of the yolk sac in primate embryogenesis

Origin and function of the yolk sac in primate embryogenesis

5 August 2020

Why do human embryos need a yolk sac and how does it form? This Perspective on Nature Communications by Thorsten Boroviak and Connor Ross explores the development and function of the yolk sac in primate embryogenesis


Read more at: Dr Kathy Niakan announced as next Director of the CTR
 Dr Kathy Niakan announced as next Director of the CTR

Dr Kathy Niakan announced as next Director of the CTR

13 July 2020

We are delighted that Dr Kathy Niakan will be the next Director of the CTR from October 2020. Kathy was one of the first Next Generation Fellows in the CTR, and went on to become a group leader at the CRICK Institute in London. There, Kathy's research has focussed on studying the mechanisms determining cell fate decisions...


Read more at: Remembering Horace Barlow, 1921-2020
Remembering Horace Barlow, 1921-2020

Remembering Horace Barlow, 1921-2020

9 July 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Horace Barlow, FRS, has passed away on Sunday 5 th of July 2020. Horace was a titan of vision research, whose work set the basis for contemporary visual neuroscience. He came from a family of scientists: his mother, Nora Darwin, was a geneticist and Charles Darwin's...


Read more at: Kristian Franze receives Senior Academic Promotion to Professor
Kristian Franze receives Senior Academic Promotion to Professor

Kristian Franze receives Senior Academic Promotion to Professor

26 June 2020

Kristian to become Professor of Neuronal Mechanics


Read more at: DDIEM: drug database for inborn errors of metabolism

DDIEM: drug database for inborn errors of metabolism

24 June 2020

A new paper published in the rare disease Orphanet Journal by the Schofield group announces the release of a new database for metabolic diseases


Read more at: Autophagy-mediated apoptosis eliminates chromosomally abnormal cells from the mouse epiblast

Autophagy-mediated apoptosis eliminates chromosomally abnormal cells from the mouse epiblast

18 June 2020

New paper in Nature Communications by the Zernicka-Goetz group shows that apoptosis and autophagy ensure aneuploid cells in early stage embryos do not proceed through post-implantation development of the fetus