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Lung cancer cells.

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL have revealed how air pollution can cause lung cancer in people who have n… More...

Image of uninjured mice spinal cord, with ependymal cells shown in red. - Bruno Frederico

Crick scientists have identified a group of latent stem cells that respond to injury in the CNS of mice, raising questions for potential treatments of… More...

Kevin Ng and Nikhil Faulkner

Crick researchers have shown that a specific area of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a promising target for a pan-coronavirus vaccine. More...

Jessica Rae Peto

Geneticists and archaeologists have traced the ancestry of dogs to at least two populations of ancient wolves, brining us a step closer to answering o… More...

Gamma Delta T cells taken from the gut - Robin Dart, The Francis Crick Institute

Researchers have found that high levels of a unique type of immune cell are linked to a greater chance of remaining cancer-free after surgery for pati… More...

The yeast replicative helicase captured as it opens the DNA double helix.

Crick researchers have uncovered how the double helix structure of DNA is opened to allow DNA replication. This could lead to a better understanding o… More...

Images of the mouse olfactory bulb glomerular layer, taken using four different imaging methods.

Crick researchers have developed an imaging technique to capture information about the structure and function of brain tissue at subcellular level – a… More...

A butterfly, the symbol for lupus (due to the typical “butterfly rash”)

An international team of researchers has identified DNA mutations in a gene that senses viral RNA as a cause of the autoimmune disease lupus, paving t… More...

Scientists at the Crick have revealed harmful changes in supporting cells, called astrocytes, in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in two publicatio… More...

Researchers at the Crick, UCL, The Royal Marsden and the ICR have developed a computer model to analyse how the way in which tumours grow affects thei… More...

Nearly 100% of cancer patients with solid tumours have antibodies effective against the Delta variant after a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, accordin… More...

Scientists at the Crick, in collaboration with University of Kent, have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only mice litters … More...

Dendritic cells are white blood cells that get their name from their tree-like shape.

Scientists at the Crick have found how the immune system triggers an 'emergency' dendritic cell response during infection. More...

Image showing a cross-section through a mouse gut showing enteric glia cells (red) and the parasite

Researchers at the Crick have uncovered a fundamental role of glial cells in the nervous system of the gut in maintaining a healthy intestine. More...

Researchers at the Crick and Dundee University have identified potential antivirals that could be developed into new treatments for COVID-19 or in pre… More...

Two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine induce lower levels of antibodies that are able to recognise and fight the SARS-CoV-2 Delta varia… More...

Scientists have been receiving help with vital coronavirus research from an unlikely team of data analysts - players of the popular online computer ga… More...

In case you missed it, catch up with the recording of Jonathan Stoye's Crick Lecture from Thursday 13th April 2021 More...

Researchers at the Crick and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis have designed a compound which blocks a critical step in the malaria parasite … More...

Researchers at the Crick and UCL have found that mice can sense extremely fast and subtle changes in the structure of odours and use this to guide the… More...

In case you missed it, catch up with the recording of Peter Van Loo's Crick Lecture from Thursday 6th May 2021 More...

In case you missed it, catch up with the recording of Gitta Stockinger's Crick Lecture from Thursday 29th April 2021 More...

Researchers have found that a natural molecule can effectively block the binding of a subset of human antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. More...

Researchers at the Crick have developed a new mass spectrometric acquisition technology, Scanning SWATH, that measures the human proteome faster and a… More...

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