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A whole tissue section of a human thymus after birth

These cells represent a potential new target to understand immune diseases and cancer and how to boost the immune system. More...

Crick researchers have shown that variants of SARS-CoV-2 can affect the blood-brain barrier and damage brain cells in different ways, giving clues as … More...

The mechanism described by the researchers. Credit: Hrvoje Misetic, Genome Medicine.

Crick and KCL researchers have revealed the complex interactions between cancer and the immune cells that surround a tumour, with the potential to inf… More...

In a new paper published in Nature, Crick researchers have outlined the structure and function of a protein complex which is required to repair damage… More...

Professor Samra Turajlic who led the research form the Francis Crick Institute

Scientists and clinicians at the Crick, UCL and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust have found out how some skin cancers stop responding to treatme… More...

Victor Tybulewicz who led the Crick teams

Researchers at the Crick, KCL and UCL have shed light on the genetics behind changes in the structure and shape of the face and head in a mouse model … More...

The nuclei of the four previously known cell types forming the bristle, with socket cell in green

Researchers at the Crick have uncovered a key role for a new type of cell in detecting touch in the skin of the fruit fly. More...

Image of a macrophage (grey) infected with the bacilli bacteria that cause TB. - Tony Fearns

Crick researchers have found that the body's process of removing old and damaged cell parts, is also an essential part of tackling infections that tak… More...

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Scientists from the Crick and Barts Cancer Institute have uncovered why patients with a type of blood cancer suffer from ineffective red blood cell pr… More...

Electron micrograph of airway epithelia showing specialised mucus-producing and ciliated cells

Crick scientists have uncovered how cells lining the lung airways change their metabolism, and how this process is key to helping the lungs heal after… More...

Researchers have identified a key protein that makes melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, more aggressive and allows cancer cells to migrat… More...

Picture of a self-establishing community (SeMeCo), Licence CC-BY, Campbell et al.

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered how, when young and old cells co-operate and exchange resources, this increases the lifespan … More...

This model could help uncover why some people are born without a clearly identifiable sex at birth, as well as the development of future fertility tre… More...

An international consortium of researchers has come together to better understand why COVID-19 was milder in some parts of the world. More...

Crick scientists in collab with Artios have identified how an enzyme involved in DNA repair (POLQ) becomes vital to the survival of certain cancers in… More...

Mouse neuron grown on coverslips. The dots of colour are individual synapses.

Researchers have found that deleting two genes that encode key enzyme proteins (kinases NDR1 and NDR2), impairs the health of neurons and leads to neu… More...

Dying T cells in the spleen in a murine model of systemic candidiasis (fungal sepsis).

Crick scientists have uncovered how a build-up of DNA molecules can impact the survival of people with severe COVID-19 or sepsis and have developed a … More...

Dr Sophy Charlton sampling Kendrick's Cave human remains for ancient DNA. - Tom Booth

Scientists from the Crick, Natural History Museum and University College London (UCL) have obtained the oldest human DNA from Britain thus far. More...

Millie Thackray - Microglia (green) and amyloid plaques (red) in post-mortem tissue of an AD patient

Lorena Arancibia C├írcamo of the Crick's Cellular Phase of Alzheimer's Disease Lab explains why we urgently need to increase awareness, raise funding, … More...

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...

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